The New Brunswick Student Alliance is governed by a Board of Directors made up of two student representatives from each of its four members who serve concurrent terms from May to following April. The Board elects two Officers, a Chair and a Vice-chair.

The current Board serves from May 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019.

Brianna Workman, Chair
(Secondary Delegate STUSU)

Brianna Workman

Brianna Workman is a student heading into her fourth year at St. Thomas University, with majors in Communications and Public Policy and Political Science. She is currently the President of the St. Thomas University Students’ Union and Chair of the New Brunswick Student Alliance. After serving on the NBSA Board for the past year and working on issues such as sexual violence on-campus and experiential learning, Brianna looks forward to continuing to work with the Alliance to advocate on these issues and others, in order to continuously improve the experience of postsecondary education for students across the province. She also looks forward to this year’s provincial election and coordinating a Get Out The Vote campaign with the NBSA to help facilitate getting as many New Brunswick postsecondary students as possible to the polls this September!

Emma Miller, Vice Chair
(Secondary Delegate MASU)

Emma Miller

Emma is a fourth year student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Political Science and double minors in Spanish and French at Mount Allison University. Last year, she was the Vice-President Student Life for the Mount Allison Students’ Union, and is excited to take on the role of Students’ Union President. With the provincial election fast approaching, Emma is thrilled to be filling the position of Vice Chair with the NBSA. She is optimistic that this year will be exciting for postsecondary student advocacy!

Simal Qureshi
Primary Delegate UNBSU

Simal Qureshi

Simal proudly hails from one of the most breathtaking and extraordinary places on the planet (Newfoundland!) and is working towards completing her Bachelor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Leadership, with a double minor in Sociology and Biology at UNB. Serving as VP Advocacy, she will be responsible for bringing forward new initiatives for policy, campaigns, and positions to promote meaningful change on student issues and ensure that students are well represented both internally and externally to the UNB community. She is very much looking forward to working closely with UNBSU council, executive team, and other members of the Board of Directors as she firmly believes in fostering inclusion, celebrating diversity, and cultivating a safe, healthy, and welcoming community for all students pursuing postsecondary education in NB.

Caitlin Grogan
Primary Delegate UNBSRC

Caitlin Grogan

Caitlin Grogan is the Vice President External for the UNB Student Representative Council, and the primary delegate for the UNB-SRC. Caitlin will be graduating this spring Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Sociology and Psychology. She believes the NBSA plays a vital role in the accessibility of postsecondary education in New Brunswick and looks forward to working with the association to improve post-secondary education at UNBSJ and in all of New Brunswick.

Emma Walsh
Primary Delegate STUSU

Emma Walsh

Emma is a fourth-year at St. Thomas University pursuing a double-honours in Political Science and Human Rights. She is a dual-citizen originally from Maine, USA. She has been very involved in St. Thomas University’s International Students’ Association and competes on St. Thomas’ Moot Court Team. This year, she is the Vice President Education for STUSU.

Emma has had experience in advocacy in the States and is looking forward to expanding her experience this year with the NBSA. She is really excited to work with the rest of the Board to continue the NBSA’s success and to think of innovative solutions for the problems New Brunswick students face. She also feels very fortunate to be involved in NBSA during the provincial election season.

Emelyana Titarenko
Primary Delegate MASU


Born and raised in Kiev, Ukraine, Fredericton, NB quickly became a place Yana calls home when she moved there at the age of 10. Yana is a fourth-year Bachelor of Science student majoring in Psychology. She was the VP Communications of the MASU during the 2017-18 year along with having been the SHARE Peer Educator Mentor, having developed a by stander training, worked on sexual violence awareness and other related initiatives on campus. This year she is looking forward to her role as the VP External Affairs and sitting on the Board of the Directors for the NBSA. Yana believes that in order to make a difference on our own campuses, we first have to advocate on the provincial level and she looks forward to doing just that with the 2018-19 Board of Directors.

Richard Du
Secondary Delegate UNBSU

Richard Du

Born in Shandong, China and raised in Fredericton, NB, Richard has always been passionate and excited by the endless potential of creativity, imagination and design. Entering his fifth year as mathematics student at the University of New Brunswick, Richard is thrilled to serve as President of the UNB Student Union and hopes to make an impact on student life at our amazing university.

Richard believes in a campus where we can all live our diverse student lives while still being united as students. Richard is passionate about enacting positive change in the lives of New Brunswick students and believes in a cohesive and joint effort from all New Brunswick universities in order to accomplish this.

During his spare time, Richard enjoys playing music, cooking, cycling, badminton and Kendrick Lamar

Samuel Palmer
Secondary Delegate UNBSRC

Sam Palmer

Samuel is a fourth year student at the University of New Brunswick (Saint John campus) majoring in Biology and Psychology with a minor in Chemistry. Born and raised in the greater Saint John area, Sam is incredibly passionate about his community. This year, Sam is serving as the President of the UNB Student Representative Council.

Sam has been involved with various organisations around campus and the surrounding community, including the Promise Partnership, SwimAbility, Global Brigades, TEDx UNB Saint John, Best Buddies, and the KV Oasis Youth Centre. Sam is incredibly excited to collaborate with student leaders from all around the province in order to address relevant issues that face New Brunswick students. Sam believes that the NBSA plays a key role in providing accessible and affordable education to students in New Brunswick, and he is incredibly excited to work with an organisation committed to such great causes.