FLAAG Team Members

Juan Carlos de la Guardia

Juan Carlos de la Guardia | FLAAG President
Being from Panama and having been immersed in different communities, I am aware of the challenges that students from diverse backgrounds are faced with. FLAAG provides a platform to bring about awareness and educate the Boston College community about inclusion, acceptance, and the overall value of having students with different perspectives.

Paige Friedlander

Paige Friedlander | Community Engagement Head
I am a part-time MBA student and am excited to support the graduate community through FLAAG. Currently, I am the talent manager at MassChallenge where I support inclusive hiring and onboarding, and am part of a team leading the I.D.E.A. (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility) working group at the organization. Outside of work, I also serve on the Alumni and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion council for my alma mater St. Lawrence University.

Kanal Patel | Committee Head
I am invested in creating a strong foundation for an equitable environment at Boston College with the help of the FLAAG team. I was born in India, raised in Toronto by immigrant parents, and completed much of my education in the United States. Diversity, inclusion, belonging, and equity are pertinent to sustain a culture where everyone’s differences are not only acknowledged but also celebrated.