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Find out more about your student representatives!

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International Director

Celine Hsu (she/her) is currently double majoring in Music Production and Engineering along with Music Business at Berklee College of Music. She is from Irvine, California but was mostly raised in Taipei, Taiwan. As a classically trained musician, she plays the piano and the clarinet. She was a clarinetist in the Taipei City Philharmonic and performed in Taiwan’s National Concert Hall. Furthermore, Celine acquired experience in managing music and national fashion events during her internship in the public relations department at Condé Nast. She also interned at the Webman Group, where she gained experience in publishing and licensing music. At Berklee, she has managed and produced shows such as the Taiwanese Student Association Spring 2022, Individual Shows, and more. She is also currently involved in the Harvard Law School Artist Recording Project, where she developed her interest in Copyright and entertainment law, pushing to challenge herself to become a prospective entertainment lawyer. Not only is she involved in music, Celine is also a passionate individual towards design, she was also the Social Media Manager of Audire Soundtrack Orchestra and Choir and Berklee Jpop Club, managing the creative and promotion sides of the organizations. As an optimistic and motivational individual, she is involved in multiple academic associations at Berklee. She is an Eboard member of Berklee’s Student Government Association (Executive Assistant then International Director) along with Berklee’s Taiwanese Student Association (PR then Vice President), through these experiences, Celine has developed excellent leadership and communication skills. Celine is constantly striving to become the best of herself in her academics, career, and community.

Hey y'all! My name is Kaylee Ellis (she/her) and I hail from the suburbs of Indiana. I'm an eighth semester piano principal & Pro Music major with concentrations in Musical Theatre Writing and CWP, and this is my second year as Student Programs Director! My job is to make it easy for you to get connected on campus, whether that be through hosting events, helping you find a club you’re passionate about, or answering your questions about everyday life at Berklee. Outside of SGA you can usually find me re-watching my favorite sitcoms, singing loudly and dancing terribly with my friends, or camped out at a local coffeeshop, drinking an iced latte and working on a score in Finale. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, or ideas; it’s my pleasure to work with and for the Berklee community!

Theatre Division Representative

Hi! I’m Isabela Garcia, a musical theater major at Boston Conservatory and I’m from Lima, Peru. I recently join SGA as one of the Musical Theater Representatives and I am super excited for this journey! I’m very passionate about being a mediator that helps people understand each other in a peaceful and effective manner. I really look forward to organizing events that can help us come together as a community and can help us make Berklee and BoCo a better place, and I can’t wait to hear all of your ideas and projects. See you around!



Student Life Director

Hi! My name is Grace Siemon and I am thrilled to be serving as SGA's Student Life Director this year! I am originally from Charlotte, North Carolina and I am entering my third year at Berklee as a Professional Music major with concentrations in Music Business and Performance.


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Theatre Division Representative

My name is Gabriella George and I’m a sophomore musical theater student at Boston Conservatory. I’m a Latinx Indian artist and I love finding work that showcases the beautiful communities I represent. I grew up in Alexandria, VA, just 20 minutes outside of Washington, DC. This is my first semester with SGA and I couldn’t be more excited! I am incredibly proud to be apart of this team and I’m determined to implement positive change and advocate for my peers.

DE&I Director




Student Programs Director

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Harold Rivas is a 5th-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 the President of the SGA Board and looks forward to contributing to the continued success of the institution!



Vice President, Conservatory

I am Vaughn Nesmith. I served on SGA as the Music Division Representative for a year an a half, and I am now serving as the Conservatory Vice President. 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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Vice President, College

My name is Noga Jenny Rotem Fortus and my pronounce are she/her/fae/faer. I am in my 8th semester at Berklee college of music, and am serving and the college Vice President for SGA. my major is electronic instruments production and design, I minor in psychology, and my principle instrument is piano. I am also one of the co-presidents for the disabilities club, and am very excited to serve and represent with the Berklee community.

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Executive Assistant

Hello, I am Hiroko Hiwatashi and I will be serving as the Executive Assistant for this academic year. I was born and raised in Hong Kong, but have also lived in Japan and the United Arab Emirates. Personally, I had a great time while living in all three places despite the cultural differences and the difficulties that came along because I love learning the history of the country, the people, and the cuisine through the locals. There is always something that you would never know until you start living in the country and I am glad that I had an opportunity to explore that aspect of life from a very young age. Fun fact, my favourite dish from each place is Wonton noodles, Monjyayaki, and Hummus respectively, and I like to cook too! I am currently double majoring in Film Scoring and Music Business/ Management while also minoring in Video Game Scoring, and I can’t wait to learn how to conduct a session with my music in the studios! It has always been my dream to be able to work with musicians from different parts of the world and diversify my own music through these connections at Berklee. I hope that one day, my music can influence people in a positive way and help those who are in need.




Aedan Barlok is a 4th semester composer and singer majoring in Film Scoring with a minor in Video Game Scoring from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A classically trained singer, Aedan began singing with the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale at age 13. With the Boys Choir, he has performed at such venues as The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and Carnegie Hall. Furthermore, he has toured internationally to Ecuador, Italy, Singapore, Vietnam, and Vatican City. An avid composer, Aedan has collaborated with and had works premiered by the Philadelphia Vocal Conservatory. He is passionate about the art of storytelling through music. An aspiring multi-faceted-composer, conductor, and songwriter, he seeks to further his knowledge and master all of the musical styles he possibly can. Aedan previously worked as an assistant manager at a fast food restaurant and is looking to bring his financial planning and management skills to Berklee’s SGA as Treasurer. Dedicated to practicality and pragmatism, Aedan aims to improve the quality of life at Berklee by investing in events, facilities, and clubs that will provide services that will improve the skills and careers of those involved. He also looks to reevaluate and refine financial policies so that they may benefit students more directly. Aedan looks forward to serving as your Treasurer, and aims to assure the success of the individuals of Berklee College and Boston Conservatory!

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Yessica Calderon (she/her/hers) is a 4th semester Alto Saxophone principal, who is currently a Music Business Management major at Berklee College of Music. Born and raised in a suburb of Chicago, she was trained in Latin and Classical music. Yessica grew up watching members of her family play in Duranguense and Norteño bands in the area and was able to learn so much from their experiences. She now aspires to one day be a Lawyer in the Music Industry and hopes to give back to her community in any way she can. This year, Yessica will be serving as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director for the second year in a row and is excited to work with members of the community to help their identity groups be seen and heard. She encourages anyone from the Berklee community to reach out to her for any questions, concerns, feedback, or just to say hi!



Music Division Representative

Charles is a third-year, voice performance major from Fairfax, Virginia studying at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Charles has a keen interest in art song, choral music, German lieder, and opera. He recently participated in the Lieder studio of the American Institute of Musical Studies or AIMS, a six-week music festival in Graz, Austria, in order to delve more deeply into German language and art-music tradition. A proficient German speaker, this is with the long-term goal of completing graduate studies, and hopefully working in Austria or Germany in the near future. He participates in various choral ensembles outside of school including as a paid chorus member at the Old North Church in the North End of Boston under the direction of Dr. Libor Dudas. A proud Xicanx, or person of Mexican descent within the United States, he is an active member of the executive board of La Fuerza Hispana, a hispanic student club at Berklee. This provides him with an acute understanding of the crucial need of everyone to feel part of a community that supports and accepts them, to be able to live their lives as their complete and authentic self, and to have their culture, identity, and values represented. This is especially true of the many cultures and diasporic communities that make up the Latin-American world both within and outside of the United States. With this experience and perspective in mind, he is excited to serve on Student Government as this year’s Music Division Representative.



Music Division Representative

Montserrat "Momo" Martínez Buganza is a 5th-semester Voice Performance major at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. She was born and raised in Mexico until her preteen years, after which she moved to the United States where discovered and fell in love with Musical Theatre and Opera. She is excited to begin her first year as a student representative for SGA, and is determined to make most out of this opportunity to create a more enjoyable and profitable college experience for the Berklee community.



Dance Divison Representative

Hi my name is Adrian Ruiz. I am currently a 7th semester dance major at the conservatory. This will be my third year on SGA as a Dance Division Representative and my last which is super sad. I am so excited to put all these ideas to work this year and make sure I really hit it with everything I have in me. I am so excited to meet new people and see what ideas they have to offer. I can not wait for all the amazing events we have in store this year!

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Dance Division Representative

Kaiti Bachman is currently in her last year at Boston Conservatory as a Contemporary Dance Major with a Composition Emphasis and a minor in Psychology. She is excited to serve in Student Government for her fourth semester. In the past she has organized career panels, trivia nights, raffles, and student feedback forums. Kaiti looks forward to representing the Dance Division and all Boston Conservatory students for another year.



Professional Writing and Music Technology Division Representative

Simon B. Amaya Price is one of two Professional Writing and Technology division representatives in Berklee's SGA, and is particularly focused on disability and neurodivergent advocacy work. A fourth-semester voice principal majoring in Independent Production and Recording, Simon is passionate about songwriting, multi-instrumentalism, and arranging. When not engaged with SGA or music, you can find Simon baking, solving a Rubik's cube, theorizing about physics, or engaging in deep conversations about socio-political issues with friends.

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Professional Writing and Music Technology Division Representative

Shubham Shah is a senior at Berklee majoring in Contemporary Writing and Production. He is an arranger, producer, and songwriter from Bombay, India and plays the Piano. Shubham’s favorite genres include Pop, R&B, Disco, Jazz, and Dance. As a Professional Writing and Technology Division Representative, Shubham hopes to make the Berklee experience more accessible, inclusive, and, most importantly, seamlessly enjoyable for all members.

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Professional Performance Division Representative

Kaitlin Rose Jencks (she/her/hers), Performance Division Representative. Kaitlin is a transfer student from Asheville, North Carolina. She is an 8th-semester Performance major and a double minor in Musical Theatre Performance and Musical Theatre Writing. She has been a member of SGA for the past two semesters and is looking forward to continuing her work. Her first year at Berklee was spent at the Valencia campus where she co-founded a diversity grant project called "Light in the Dark" to encourage the discussion of mental health on campus, using the medium of musical theatre. Outside of Berklee, Kaitlin has been acting professionally for the past fifteen years. She loves good books, history podcasts, old movies, and drinking copious amounts of coffee.

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Professional Performance Division Representative

Hi, I’m Matt (he/him). I’m a guitar principal dual majoring in Performance and Music Therapy. My goal is to use my influence to motivate and inspire people to chase their ambitions. I joined SGA because I want to help the students who haven’t found their community make the lifelong connections Berklee is known for.


Professional Education Division Representative

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Paxton Dichele (she/her) from Mendon Massachusetts, is a french horn principal studying music business with a concentration in management at Berklee College of Music. Previous to Berklee, she studied french horn performance for three semesters at the Boston Conservatory under the direction of Eli Epstein and Anne Howarth. Involved in groups such as brass ensemble, woodwind quintet, concert band, and french horn ensemble. Previous to the Boston Conservatory, Dichele performed in New England Conservatory’s Preparatory School in a youth orchestra. You can currently find her playing in Berklee’s Scoring Session Program, Contemporary Orchestra, and Motion Picture Orchestra. Within the music business industry, she has worked alongside the manager and founder of Wonderland Entertainment; Jayson Sanchez, who works alongside mentor Marc Jordan, manager of Rihanna. She has worked alongside the Big Night Records team, a startup EDM record label that landed a top 10 spot on USA Today’s “Top NFT Projects To Watch”. While interning for Big Night Records, she helped alongside the team to design a billboard for the Coachella Music Festival for EDM duo and bored ape yacht club NFT members; ESCAPEPLAN. Dichele currently serves as a Professional Education Division Representative on SGA and looks forward to contributing to the Berklee community.


Professional Education Division Representative

Aly Han (she/they) is a 7th semester Music Education Major, minoring in Psychology and Music & Society: Global Studies at the College. She often performs in various shows as a vocalist, and is also active on campus as a Community Connector and NAfME Vice President alongside being a PED Representative for the SGA. Upon graduation, she hopes to continue her studies in graduate school to become an ethnomusicologist. She looks forward to supporting the SGA in their goals, and is excited to serve the Berklee community.

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