Executive Council

President - Caleb Samara (Cal)
BS Political Science / MPA '21 | USAF

Cal grew up near Houston, Texas. He served 5 years as a Hydraulics Systems Specialist (2A6X5) working on F-16, C-5, KC-10, and C-17 aircraft in the Air Force. He was stationed at Hill AFB, UT and Travis AFB, CA later being deployed to Kuwait. He is an avid sports fan who is trying to get to every baseball stadium in the league (17 past and present so far). He also watches far too many documentaries, uses the oxford comma, because he is not a heathen, and loves hanging out with his dogs, Huck and Stella. His goal for the SVO is to expand its footprint on campus and facilitate productive discourse among all students. 

Contact: samara.c@northeastern.edu

Vice President - Daria Kurenkov
BS Mechanical Engineering '24 | USN

Daria is originally from Moscow, Russia. She moved to the US at the age of twelve and enlisted in the US Navy directly after high school. She served as an Aegis Fire Controlman for six years onboard USS Michael Murphy DDG 112 and USS Bunker Hill CG52. After getting out of the Navy in 2019, she came to Northeastern to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering. She enjoys hiking, running, reading, and going to breweries.  


Contact: kurenkov.d@northeastern.edu

Treasurer - Andrew Meyer
BS Industrial Engineering '21 | USAF

Andrew is originally from Arlington, Texas and joined the Air Force after high school in 2007. He served as an Imagery Analyst and Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Sensor Operator during his eight years of service. After the service, he became interested in getting an education. After a short stint with online school, he decided to take his talents to Boston. Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, watching football, and reading about football. 

Contact: meyer.an@northeastern.edu

Advisor - Max Spahn
Dolce Center for the Advancement of Veterans and Service Members | USMC

Max served as a radio operator for 5th Battalion 11th Marine Regiment from 2008-2012. Following his enlistment, Max attended Northeastern University where he served as the Secretary and President of the SVO. He graduated in 2016 and is currently serving as the Associate Director of Northeastern University’s Dolce Center for the Advancement of Veterans and Servicemembers. His expertise and breadth of knowledge greatly assist in ensuring an excellent and always progressing SVO.


 Contact: M.Spahn@northeastern.edu