ADP’s National Student Advisory Council’s Executive Board Members Selected
Over the summer we solicited applications for the American Democracy Project National Student Advisory Council Executive Board, and the six members have just recently been selected. As you will remember from the ADP/TDC meeting in June and previous posts, the Student Advisory Council will offer students’ voices a conduit from our ADP campuses to us here in Washington, DC and will be comprised of current undergraduate/graduate students at AASCU member institutions participating in ADP. This council will be steered by the Executive Board, made up of a smaller group of the same students, who will offer leadership to their ADP peers across the country.
It is these student leaders, who will work during the remaining fall semester and on into the spring to get the larger advisory council up and running, that we want to introduce here today.
And here they are:
Mandie Barnes is a senior studying public relations and marketing at Weber State University. As much as she enjoys learning, she doesn’t let schoolwork get in the way of her education. She is passionate about study abroad and the student association on campus where she has served as the Arts & Humanities Senator, and Vice President. When she is not busy on campus, she is working as a stylist and traveling the world. She recently moved home from the Washington DC area, where she spent the summer interning at a government contracting firm. Her dream is to work as a director of student involvement, own her own salon, and continue to happily travel the world with the people she loves.
Kaytlynn A. Clemons is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration with concentration in marketing from the University of Central Missouri (UCM) in Warrensburg, Missouri. She currrently serves as the Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator for the Office of Student Experience and Engagement at UCM. Through her job, she helps plan conferences with over 500 attendees and manages six different websites. On campus, she serves in a leadership capacity for the American Democracy Project (ADP), Enactus, and Collegiate DECA. Off campus, she volunteers with the American Legion Auxiliary, helping young women become informed citizens. In her spare time, she enjoys mentoring teen girls and swing dancing.
Nathan Fell is a life sciences education student in the Urban Teacher Program at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota, with the goal of becoming a High School Biology teacher. He works at Metro State’s Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship as the library-community outreach student coordinator, and it was in that capacity that he initiated First Saturday Science, a free hands-on laboratory program for community children of all ages to expand their exposure to science. He also volunteers as a University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener and likes to keep bugs as pets (even on his desk at work).
Samantha Figueroa is a sophomore at Towson University and is originally from Bergen County, New Jersey. At Towson she is majoring in mass communications with an emphasis in public relations and advertising. She also serves as the director of civic engagement for the student government association and is involved with her sorority, Phi Mu. She is able to volunteer frequently, which she finds particularly rewarding, and likes being involved on campus, getting to know her peers, and making a difference in her own way.
Mico Lucide is a political methodology major with a pre-law concentration at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. He was the chairperson for his institution’s Gender Inclusive Housing Initiative and co-founder and coordinator of his institution’s Coalition for Civic Engagement. His goal in life is to be a United States senator; his backup plan is Governor of New Jersey. In his spare time, he writes poetry, researches technology, reads, and plays Dungeons and Dragons (and variants thereof).
Andres F. Machado was born in Popayan, Colombia. He is currently a senior majoring in political science with minors in management and economics at Florida Gulf Coast University. After graduation he plans to pursue a Master of Public Policy in hopes of pursuing work with an international organization. Later in life he also plans to attend law school and focus his education there internationally. Andres is an alumnus of The Washington Center and former intern of the Embassy of Colombia in Washington D.C. He has received various awards in his university for his commitment to service, leadership and research. He is currently a student ambassador, Director of Public Relations of the International Business Association, a member of the Honors Program, and the Honors Student Mentor Director. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, participating in outdoor activities, learning new languages, and creating business ideas.