Student Leadership

Mara Shawver (She/Her/Hers)
Human Resources Director/ Chairperson

Hometown: Geneva, IN, United States
Major: Hospitality Business

I joined UAB because I wanted a place where I belonged and could make a difference.

Adrian Skazalski (He/Him/His)
Equity & Inclusion Director

Hometown: Dearborn, MI, United States
Major: Social Relations and Policy

I joined UAB because it provided a welcoming, positive environment where I could meet new people and further my involvement within the MSU community!

Mallory Finta (She/Her/Hers)
Spirit and Traditions Director

Hometown: Vassar, MI, United States
Major: Hospitality Business

I joined UAB to meet people and find a supportive community within MSU that plans events for students.

Kristin Thompson (She/Her/Hers)
Graphics 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.

Kadie Alpers (She/Her/Hers)
Marketing Director

Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI, United States
Major: Marketing

I joined UAB to become more involved in the MSU community and to grow in my leadership and marketing skills.

Courtney Miars (She/Her/Hers)
Arts Director

Hometown: Grandville, MI, United States
Major: Hospitality Business

I joined the University Actives Board because making memories is one of the most important parts of college, and of life, I am excited to create inclusive opportunities for all students to make positive ones.

Legan Rose (She/Her/Hers)
Music Director

Hometown: Holly, MI, United States
Major: Political Theory & Constitutional Democracy

Being involved in a similar program throughout high school encouraged me to join but the people and the events we plan are why I stuck around.

Wan Deyi (She/Her/Hers)
Event Director

Hometown: Chongqing, China
Major: Supply Chain Management

I first joined UAB just because it's a paid position, but later on found that this is a great place for me to improve my personal skills and also to contribute to some social issues I care about via programming events. It's not easy for an international student to be actively involved in a working environment where almost no one could speak your language. But I want to show other international students that it's not too difficult to accomplish either as long as you are willing to try it and find the right inclusive community, and here I am.

Mekhi Strebling (He/Him/His)
Event Director

Hometown: West Bloomfield, MI United States
Major: Marketing

I joined UAB to enhance my leadership skills and to connect to the student body more.

Kyle Polidori (He/Him/His)
Event Director

Hometown: Dearborn, MI United States
Major: Computer Engineering

I joined UAB becuase I love the community!

Brandon Crawford (He/Him/His)
Event Director

Hometown: West Bloonfield, MI, United States
Major: Advertising Management

I joined UAB to make an impact on campus, plan fun events and meet new people. Additionally, I wanted to find a place where I belong and be myself.

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.

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