Student Leadership

Kadie Alpers (She/Her/Hers)

Hometown: Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
Major: Marketing

I joined UAB my freshman year because I was searching for a smaller community to be a part of. I stayed involved with UAB because of the incredible group of people I met and the experience I got from being involved. Being a business major, a lot of what UAB does directly transfers to what I want to do in the future. In addition, there are many transferable skills I have also learned along the way. UAB has had a huge positive impact on my college experience.

Melissa Ortiz (She/Her/Hers)
Retention & Inclusion Director

Hometown: East Lansing, Michigan, United States
Major: Human Capital and Society

To meet the friends that will be with me for the rest of my Spartan journey.

Brandon Crawford (He/Him/His)
Marketing Director

Hometown: West Bloomfield, Michigan, United States
Major: Advertising Management

I joined UAB to make an impact on campus and develop my marketing skills.

Sean Reid-Sanders (He/Him/His)
Graphics Director

Hometown: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Major: Media and Information

I joined UAB because I think it’s the most important organization on campus and I want to be apart of that.

Kristin Thompson (She/Her/Hers)
Arts Director

Hometown: Dearborn, MI, United States
Major: Interior Design

I joined UAB because I think it’s a great way to make new friends and it allows me to become more involved with the MSU community.

Emily Galambush (She/Her/Hers)
Music Director

Hometown: Shelby Township, Michigan, United States
Major: Undecided

I joined UAB because I wanted to find a place where I belong while doing good for MSU. Being on such a big campus is hard when you don't know anyone, and I felt that UAB was the best way to get involved, discover an amazing group of people, and find where I belong.

Loren Kruger (She/Her/Hers)
Spirit & Traditions Director

Hometown: Livonia, Michigan, United States
Major: Social Relations and Policy and Comparative Cultures and Politics

I joined UAB because it provides a friendly, positive environment where I could meet new people, grow my leadership skills, and be involved with the MSU community.

Yiting Xia (She/Her/Hers)
Event Director

Hometown: Wenzhou, China
Major: Education

I joined UAB because I wanna enjoy campus life while it lasts and work in a friendly environment.

Kennedy Brown (She/Her/Hers)
Event Director

Hometown: Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States
Major: Marketing

I joined UAB to enhance my leadership skills, meet new people and most importantly help plan fun events around campus.

Katie Franz (She/Her/Hers)
Event Director

Hometown: Portage, Michigan, United States
Major: International Relations

I joined UAB because I was looking an organization that would help me meet new people and give me something to do in my free time. I continued to come to UAB because I enjoyed planning and volunteering for events. I love that UAB offers students fun activities on campus as well as a wonderul community to join.

Madison Packer (She/Her/Hers)
Event Director

Hometown: Canton, Michigan, United States
Major: Animal Biology

I joined UAB becauseI love people and would love to gain more experience in communication. I hope to be a vet one day and communication skills are key. Also I would love to meet new people and find something I’m passionate about!

Beaumont the Bear (They/Them/Their)
Encouragement Director

Hometown: East Lansing, MI

I joined UAB because the 2016-2017 Marketing Committee saved me from the corporate sales world and welcomed me to the UAB Family where I provide love, comfort and support!

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