Student Leadership Council

The Student Leadership Council (SLC) for the Division of Undergraduate Studies (UGS) at Florida State University advances the mission of UGS through engagement opportunities that enhance the student leadership experience, promotes interaction between students, alumni, and donors, and strengthens the partnership between all programs under UGS.

The SLC is comprised of approximately 31 students who affiliate with a program under UGS (CARE, Presidential Scholars, Honors, Living-Learning Communities, etc.). The UGS SLC represents the student voice by serving as the liaison between students and UGS leadership, increases the awareness of UGS and its programs through events and engagement opportunities for students and alumni, and supports the leadership and professional development of students while creating connections between students and alumni.

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How to Join

To be considered for the SLC, students must:

  • Be a current full-time degree-seeking Florida State University student
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Have an affiliation to any of the programs that fall under Undergraduate Studies (For a list of affiliated programs, please see the bylaws)

Students can be appointed to the SLC in two ways:

  1. Applications– applications will open at least one week before the start of each semester and close two weeks after the first day of classes. Students can self-apply here.
  2. Nominations- A UGS staff member may nominate a student who exemplifies leadership and initiative within a program under UGS. The student must be willing to fulfill the duties of an SLC member.

Meet the Executive Team Members

Jamaal Lockwood

President
Grad Year: 2027
Major: Commercial Entrepreneurship
UGS Affiliation: CARE

Goal for the UGS SLC: Cultivate community connections, enhance our support network, and strengthen the familial bond within the SLC.

Fun Fact: Jamaal has a talent for singing!

Victoria Reis

Vice President
Grad Year: 2025
Major: Marketing
UGS Affiliation: Freshman Interest Groups (FIG)

Goal for the UGS SLC: To be a support for students and help them make amazing connections with each other and alumni.

Fun Fact: Tori is attending the Miami Grand Prix in May!

Andronika Christian

Secretary
Grad Year: 2027
Major: Dual Degree in Psychology and Crime Scene Investigation
UGS Affiliation: CARE

Goal for the UGS SLC: Establishing a presence within the FSU community and garnering more traction for the SLC.

Fun Fact: Andronika knows the names of all the world’s countries!

Olivia Nicholson

Events Chair
Grad Year: 2027
Major: Double Major in Sports Management and Criminology
UGS Affiliation: Honors

Goal for the UGS SLC: Introduce UGS students to each other and give students a place to connect and learn more about the University.

Fun Fact: Olivia is in the FSU Flying High Circus!

Abbey Dempsey

Marketing Chair
Grad Year: 2027
Major: Media and Communication Studies
UGS Affiliation: Honors

Goal for the UGS SLC: To make the SLC more accessible for students be establishing a social media presence for the council

Fun Fact: Abbey is a bat girl for FSU Baseball!

Sydney Sherry

Memberships Chair
Grad Year: 2026
Major: Double Major in Media and Communication Studies and Psychology
UGS Affiliation: Freshman Interest Groups (FIG)

Goal for the UGS SLC: Provide feedback from UGS students to UGS administration.

Fun Fact: Sydney performed on Broadway when she was 17!

Avery Cronin

Philanthropy Chair
Grad Year: 2027
Major: Double Major in Biological Science and Editing, Writing, and Media
UGS Affiliation: Honors

Goal for the UGS SLC: Connect UGS students with the many ways in which they can help their community.

Fun Fact: Avery has 4 dogs!

Wanya Clayton

Member-at-Large
Grad Year: 2027
Major: Finance and Human Resources (Pre-Law)
UGS Affiliation: CARE

Goal for the UGS SLC: Foster inclusivity and engagement among underrepresented student groups, creating a welcoming environment for all students.

 

Meet the Members

Gisela Alvizures

UGS Affiliation: CARE, CRE, Global Scholars, Honors, ONF

Jordan Brown

UGS Affiliation: Honors, Living-Learning Communities

Tatiana Coll

Grad Year: 2027
Major: Criminology and Literature
UGS Affiliation: CARE

Elizabeth Cordero

Grad Year: 2027
Major: Psychology
UGS Affiliation: Honors

Christiana Ford

Grad Year: 2027
Major: Public Relations and Marketing (Minor in Spanish)
UGS Affiliation: Presidential Scholars, Honors

Mykiel Garcia

Grad Year: 2026
Major: Psychology (with a Minor in Sociology)
UGS Affiliation: CARE

Nicholas George

UGS Affiliation: Freshman Interest Groups (FIG)

Zev Ginsburg

Grad Year: 2025
Major: Interdisciplinary Social Science
UGS Affiliation: Honors

 

Marine Herrera

Grad Year: 2025
Major: Commercial Entrepreneurship
UGS Affiliation: Honors

Victoria Huynh

Grad Year: 2025
Major: Cell & Molecular Neuroscience
UGS Affiliation: CARE

Jules Johannemann

Grad Year: 2026
Major: Commercial Entrepreneurship
UGS Affiliation: Honors, More in Four

Colton Keib

UGS Affiliation: CRE

Michael Mancari

Grad Year: 2024
Major: Sociology (Minor in General Business)
UGS Affiliation: Freshman Interest Groups (FIG)

Daniel Melton

Grad Year: 2025
UGS Affiliation: ACE

Christiana Oladeinde

UGS Affiliation: Transfer Student Services

Ana Pereira

UGS Affiliation: ACE, CRE, Honors, Honors in the Major, ONF

Sarah Polanco

Grad Year: 2025
Major: Environmental Science & Policy (Minor in Urban Regional Planning)
UGS Affiliation: CARE

Francisca Puiatti

Grad Year: 2025
Major: Criminology (Minor in Political Philosophy)
UGS Affiliation: CARE

Mackenzie Rouse

Grad Year: 2027
Major: Exercise Physiology
UGS Affiliation: Honors

Anna Speer

UGS Affiliation: CRE, Honors, Honors in the Major

Kylee Thomas

Grad Year: 2027
Major: Political Science and English (Concentration in Literature and Minor in Women’s Studies)
UGS Affiliation: Honors

Kaley Tran

Grad Year: 2027
Major: Pre-Nursing and Psychology (Minor in Child Development)
UGS Affiliation: CARE

Adrian Vivas-Nambo

Grad Year: 2026
Major: Biological Science (Chemistry)
UGS Affiliation: CARE, CRE, Global Scholars, ONF

Kyah Williams

Grad Year: 2025
Major: Criminology (Minor in Psychology)
UGS Affiliation: CARE, More in Four

Events and Meetings

General Body Meeting
Thursday, April 11, 9:30 – 10:30am
Location: Nancy Marcus Great Hall, HSF House

UGS SLC End-of-Semester Celebration
Thursday, April 18, 3 – 4:30pm
Location: Nancy Marcus Great Hall, HSF House

Bylaws

Jacey Darrah
Student Leadership Council Advisor and Associate Director for Alumni and Student Engagement
jdarrah@fsu.edu
(850) 644-2093