GET TO KNOW YOUR REPS

Find out more about your student representatives!

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TRINITY REYES-ESCOBAR

President

Trinity Reyes-Escobar (she/they) is a sixth semester baritone saxophone principal from Cathedral City, California. They are a Music Business/Songwriting major at the College. Last year, she served as one of the Professional Education Division Representatives and is excited for another year as SGA's President.

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ALONDRA PÉREZ

Vice President, Conservatory

Alondra Pérez (she/her/hers) is a junior at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee studying Contemporary Theatre. She is from Orlando, Florida and has been lucky to have always been surrounded by music and fine arts. She was trained in theatre and acting at her high school and has branched out to do film in her time at college. Alondra served as the Conservatory Contemporary Theatre Representative last year and is incredibly honored and excited to be SGA's Conservatory Vice President this fall and spring.

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SCARLET BAKER

Vice President, College

Scarlet Baker (she/her/hers) is a senior Music Business Management major at Berklee College of Music. Based in Laguna Beach, California, she has received classical training in oboe, English horn, and piano. Scarlet interns with the Pacific Symphony in Orange County, maintains a local private piano studio, and independently hosts ‘Conversations with Conductors’, a series of virtual interviews with prominent local conductors. She is a part of the Music Business Management Club and Classical Music Coalition, and plays with the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra, Berklee Symphonic Winds, Berklee Motion Picture Orchestra, Berklee Scoring Sessions Program, Berklee Film Scoring Studio Orchestra, and the Berklee Musical Theater Orchestra. Scarlet has toured internationally to Moscow, Vladimir, St. Petersburg, and Washington DC with various musical ensembles and anticipates travel will continue to be an integral part of her career in the music industry. She is most excited to return to the concert hall, both to perform in and attend concerts of all genres. Scarlet is honored by the opportunity to act as Vice President of the College with SGA this semester and to lead subcommittee focuses including Institutional Oversight & Finances, Accessibility, and Identity Based Organizations, and encourages anyone from the Berklee community to reach out with any questions, concerns, or any other matters with which she can be of assistance.

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CELINE HSU

Executive Assistant

Hello, I'm Celine Hsu (she/her)! I was born in Irvine, California, but had spent more than a decade of my life in Taipei, Taiwan! Now that I'm back in the US, I can't wait for this new chapter of my life to begin! I am an enthusiastic and optimistic individual, and I hope to give my peers the best experience during their time here as possible. I would love for people to not only be enjoying the professional and academic opportunities offered here, but to also have a fun and more memorable college life. I hope to make college a positive experience that you can think about fondly in the future, and I will utilize my leadership experience to put all of your ideas for college events and improvements on the table, whether it is in-person or remote!

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NICK KITSOPOULOS

Student Life Liason

Nick Kitsopoulos is the Student Life Liaison on SGA and a double major in Music Production & Engineering as well as Songwriting. Nick served in many similar leadership roles in high school and is passionate about representing his peers and trying to make their Berklee experience the best it can be. He spends his other time outside of SGA and school writing, producing, mixing, and releasing original music!

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YESSICA CALDERON

Communities Representative

My name is Yessica Calderon (she/her/hers) and this is my second semester at Berklee. I am an alto saxophone player and I'm going to be double majoring in Music Education and Music Business. I'm from a Chicago suburb named Blue Island in Illinois where my love for music began and I can't wait to see what I can experience at Berklee now that in-person instruction has begun. I'm beyond excited to serve this role and be able to connect with the student body and I'm looking forward to this school year.

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JULIA ROSS

Treasurer

Julia Ross (she/her/hers) is a 7th semester piano principle at Berklee College of Music, studying Professional Music with concentrates in Music Business, Musical Theatre Writing, and Contemporary Writing and Production, with a minor in Musical Theatre Conducting. She is from Wilmington, NC where she received classical piano training and discovered a love for musical theatre. She spends her time leading Orientation Welcome Week, singing in sessions, editing poetry with The Garden, and on the field with Berklee’s Ultimate Frisbee team. You may also see her music directing! This is her third year as the SGA Treasurer.

DEREK SONG

Derek Song is a violin principle at Berklee College of Music studying Music Business Management and Contemporary Writing/Production. He is from College Station, Texas, serving his second semester with SGA. With SGA, he hopes to create an even more embracing community as the International Representative.

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International Representative

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ADRIAN RUIZ

Dance Divison Representative

My name is Adrian Ruiz. I use the he series and I am this years dance representative along with my other friend Kati Bachman. I am from Northern California and have been dancing since I was ten years old. This is my second year with SGA, which is awesome. I am very excited to work with this amazing team and well rounded thinkers.

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SHIRA ZIONCE

Professional Writing and Technology Division Representative

Shira Zionce (she/her/hers) is a 7th semester CWP major from Toronto, Canada with minors in musical theatre performance and writing for TV and new media. Throughout her time at Berklee she has been lucky enough to be a SAM, a 5-week RA, and a member of countless other performance groups and clubs. Shira loves collaboration and working with others, and is excited at the prospect of working with faculty members and students to make the professional writing and technology division as well as the greater Berklee community the most inclusive, helpful, and accessible it can be.

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HAROLD RIVAS

Music Division Representative

Harold Rivas is a 3rd-Semester Percussion Performance Major at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. He was born and raised in Hialeah, Florida, where he was trained in Classical, Jazz, Latin, and popular music. He performs regularly with El Grupo H, a family band comprised of his parents, two sisters, and himself. Harold composes and plays several instruments, and aspires to be an orchestral conductor, music therapist, and film director. He is currently serving as a Music Division Representative on the SGA Board and looks forward to contributing to the continued success of the institution!

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VAUGHN NESMITH

Music Division Representative

I am Vaughn Nesmith. I use the he series pronouns, and I am one of the music division representatives for the Conservatory. I was born and raised in South Carolina. Being that my family is full of musicians, I was always surrounded by it since I was young. I enjoy singing, song writing, cooking, and binge watching shows. I am excited to begin this school term, and I look forward to having a successful year in SGA.

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JENNY FORTUS

Professional Education Division Representative

My name is Noga Jenny Rotem Fortus and my pronounce are she/ her/ hers. I am on my 5th semester at Berklee college of music, my position is professional education division representative, I major in music therapy and my principle instrument is piano. I am also the VP of the students with disabilities club, and am very excited to work and represent with the Berklee community.

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FISHER THOMPSON

Professional Writing and Technology Division Representative

Hi! My name is Fisher Thompson (he/him), and I'm one of your Professional Writing and Division Representatives on SGA! I reside in Quinnitukqut on Nipmuc land, and I'm a producer, engineer, and songwriter pursuing a dual major in Contemporary Writing & Production/Music Production & Engineering. I'm also president of Berklee Climate Action and student chair of the Berklee Sustainability Coalition. I'm dedicated to sustainability and climate/ecological resistance, as well as intersectionality, and I believe that we can never take shortcuts that undermine these values—in Berklee, or in our global community. I'm fluent in English and French, and can speak Hindi, Japanese, German, Russian, Arabic, and Spanish with varying proficiencies, so drop me a line! It's our responsibility as a university on colonized land that—in marketing our international appeal—we respect all cultures, both in our professional writing curriculum and in sustainability efforts. Please reach out! I'd love to work with you. Have a great semester! / Passe un bon semestre! / एक अच्छा सेमेस्टर है! / 素晴らしい学期を!/ Hab ein tolles Semester! / Удачного семестра! / !أتمنى لك فصل دراسي جميل / ¡Que tengas un buen semestre!

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MELISSA ALIOTTA

Musical Theatre Division Representative

Melissa Aliotta (She/Her/Hers) is a fifth semester Musical Theatre major at the Boston Conservatory. She is ecstatic to be serving as the Theatre Division Rep for a second year and is looking forward to making a difference in her Berklee community.

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KAYLEE ELLIS

Student Programming and Outreach Representative

Hey y'all! My name is Kaylee Ellis (she/her) and I hail from the suburbs of Indiana. I'm a fifth semester piano principal & Pro Music major with concentrations in Arranging and Musical Theatre Writing, and I am your Student Programs & Outreach Representative! You can usually find me re-watching my favorite sitcoms, singing loudly and dancing terribly, or camped out at a local coffeeshop, drinking an iced latte and working on a score in Finale. This is my first year with SGA, and I could not be more excited to work with and for the Berklee community!

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MEGHAN DEROCHE

Contemporary Theatre Division Representative

Hi, I am Meghan DeRoche. I use the she series pronouns. I am originally from Milwaukee, WI. I am a junior Contemporary Theater major at the Conservatory and I am your Contemporary Theater representative. Some of my favorite experiences at BoCo have been serving as an Orientation Leader and as President of the Fenway Hall Council, and performing in The Wolves with EarthStone Theater Company. I look forward to working with SGA to enhance the student experience at BoCo.

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KAITI BACHMAN

Conservatory Dance Rep

Kaiti Bachman (she/hers) is a Contemporary Dance Major at the Boston Conservatory and the Dance Division Representative for the 2021-2022 year. She is excited to continue her work on Student Government and hopes to make a positive, lasting difference in the community.

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LILY MARIE ANTONINI

Professional Performance Division Representative

Lily Marie Antonini is a contemporary and jazz musician that currently attends Berklee College Of Music. She is a performer, arranger, producer, songwriter, composer, lyricist, and more. 
 
 Lily has several album concepts that she is currently working on which will include original songs and arrangements.  These bodies of work are meant to connect her to her listeners and hopefully help them to bond closer to God, to not feel alone and allow the music to heal -  or just to optimistically dance! 
 
 Lily believes that music can hypnotize people to see the reality of life and to help the world become a better place. Her music styles are pop, disco, dance, jazz, 80's contemporary, and more. Lily has many forms of Synesthesia which include her to "see" music differently in color and in other forms, as-well as hear, taste, smell, and literally feel the music on her body. 
 
 Lily has been singing at Catholic Churches and famous venues around Arizona, where she was born and raised, and in the Boston area. Some of these include the Herberger Theatre, The Nash, The Berklee Performance Center, and more for over 15 years. This will be her third semester in SGA as the Performance Division Rep and she is ready than ever! :)

KAITLIN JENCKS

Professional Performance Division Representative

Kaitlin is from Asheville, North Carolina. She is a transfer student majoring in Performance and double minoring in Musical Theatre Performance and Musical Theatre Writing. She has been a professional actor for the past fifteen years. Her first year at Berklee was at Berklee Valencia and is looking forward to exploring the Boston campus and to being a part of SGA. At Berklee Valencia she co-started a diversity grant project called Light in the Dark to encourage the discussion of mental health on campus, using the medium of musical theatre. She loves good books, obscure history podcasts, writing short stories, watching old movies, and drinking copious amounts of coffee.

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RICKY MEINKE

SGA Advisor

Ricky Meinke (he/him) serves as the Associate Director of Student Involvement for the Center for Campus Life. In this role Ricky helps students get involved on campus either by finding a community they can join or by helping them create their own. To Ricky, "involvement" means having a fulfilling way to contribute to a community you call your own. To accomplish this, Ricky hopes to debut a range of initiatives and programs that are equitable, fun, and affirming of all experiences, identities, and communities at Berklee. You can reach him at rmeinke@berklee.edu.