Association of Big Ten Students

Together, we represent more than 500,000 undergraduate students. As some of the largest universities in the world, we firmly believe we have the ability to affect higher education policy and the lives of our peers. 

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Executive Director

Aidan Sova

Aidan Sova is a third-year student at the University of Michigan Ann-Arbor. Aidan is studying communications, and science and technology. Aidan is currently the Executive Director for ABTS.  Contact Aidan at sovaaida@umich.edu 

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Director of Legislative Affairs

Kirsten Peterson

Kirsten is a third-year student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she studies political science and English. Kirsten serves as the Director of Legislative Affairs for ABTS. Contact Kirsten at kpeter6@illinois.edu 

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Treasurer

Maysa Sitar

Maysa is a third-year student at Michigan State University.  Maysa is studying political science, journalism, and Arabic. She serves as the Treasurer for the ABTS. Contact Maysa at sitarmay@msu.edu

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Director of Communications

Bri Sislo-Schutta

Bri Sislo-Schutta is a second-year student at the University of Minnesota Twin-Cities studying political science and strategic communications. Bri serves as the Director of Communications for the ABTS. Contact Bri at associationofbigtenstudents@gmail.com

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Associate Director

Drew Ficociello

Drew Ficocello is a fourth-year student at Indiana University. Drew is studying law and public policy. She is currently serving as the Associate Director for ABTS. Contact Drew at dficocie@iu.edu 

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Secretary

Dan Alpert

Dan is a third-year student at the University of Maryland College Park.  Dan is studying marketing, Judaic studies, and international development. He serves as the Secretary for ABTS. Contact Dan at dannyalpert1@msn.com 

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Conference Coordinator

Colin Lakadat

Colin is a second-year student at the University of Iowa. Colin is studying informatics and economics. He is currently serving as the Conference Coordinator for ABTS. Contact Colin at Colin-Lakadat@uiowa.edu

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Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Affairs 

Marc Younker

Marc Younker serves as Director of DEI for ABTS. He is a second-year at Rutgers University where he double majors in political science and labor studies, and minors in critical intelligence with a concentration in national security. 

Contact Marc at big10.rusa@gmail.com