Jonah Kotzen and Meghan Heckelman (Lee Pellegrini)

Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences junior Jonah Kotzen and Meghan Heckelman, a sophomore in the Lynch School of Education and Human Development, will be the president and vice president, respectively, of the Undergraduate Government of Boston College for the 2023-2024 academic year.

The pair won the April 3 UGBC election, narrowly defeating the team of Morrissey College juniors Jordan Nakash and Yosan Tewelde.

 Kotzen is a member of the BC Residence Hall Association executive board and serves as the Council for Students with Disabilities policy coordinator and the Student Assembly Intersectionality Committee chairperson. Last month, he was named as a Dean’s Scholar in the Biology Department.

Heckelman is the director of student initiatives in UGBC and a member of the Jenks Leadership Program; she served as the UGBC liaison to the planning team for the 2023 Boston College Women’s Summit. She is an undergraduate fellow in the John Marshall Project of the Political Science Department, which promotes the study of citizenship and statesmanship in a democratic and constitutional republic.

University Communications | April 2023