Gastronomy Students Association

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The Gastronomy Student Association strives to build a thriving student community at Boston University’s Gastronomy program.  Under the direction of the all-student board, the GSA hosts events and fosters community spirit for students of the Master of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy and Food Studies Certificate programs.  We welcome all gastronauts and gastrognomes to join the board and participate in our programming.

Questions? Contact GSA President Kate Cherven,


2019-2020 Leadership


Kate Cherven, GSA Co-Vice President

Kate has two passions: learning about cultures and understanding the relationship between people, food and the environment. She’s currently interested in the marketing and branding of food – ex. marketing cricket flour to the US. She loves a good nasi lemak, most matcha desserts, and all types of fried chicken.




Sarah Hartwig, GSA Co-President

Sarah is finishing up the Gastronomy program with dreams of moving to a small farm and writing about food. She loves to bake things that look complex but are secretly super easy. Her interests include food and agricultural policy (let’s talk about the Farm Bill!), the intersections of food and pop culture, and the role of food in the queer community. You can get in touch with her at @regina_inferni on instagram. 



Hannah Speigelman. Events and Communications Coordinator

Hannah Speigelman is finishing her last year of the program and is currently working on her thesis about gender and ice cream in the 19th century. She loves combining food and history together and getting people excited about learning through her ice cream concept, A Sweet History where she makes ice cream inspired by people and places from the past. You can follow her flavors, here: