Student Advisory Board

Gender Equity Student Advisory Board

Welcome our 2022-23 SAGE Members! Members of the Gender Equity Student Advisory Board are engaged in advising the office on policy and prevention education efforts across campus. Please join us in welcoming them to the team!

Alex Hudson

Hi, my name is Alex Hudson (she/her/hers) and I am a 4th year student majoring in English and Women’s Studies with a minor in Business Administration. I am so excited to continue fostering an accessible, inclusive, and equitable campus environment during my last year at UF! I am passionate about women’s rights and providing equal opportunities across education and employment spheres. I hope to pursue this passion in the future by attending law school. Outside of SAGE, I serve as a Student Legal Services Ambassador, and work as a Student Assistant at the Business Career Services office. In my free time, I love listening to podcasts, reading, and catching up with friends!

Anna Theissen

Hi! My name is Anna Theissen (she/her) and I am a second-year student at UF planning a dual major in Political Science and International Studies with a minor in Economics. I have always been interested in gender-based activism and am so excited to work with SAGE and the UF community toward greater equity on campus. In my free time, I enjoy weightlifting, spending time at the beach or pool, and thrifting!

Aoife Nugent

Hi, I’m Aoife (she/her)! I’m a third-year economics major who has been a part of the Gender Equity Advisory Board since the beginning of my freshman year. I’m excited to continue my work with the board this year and hope I can contribute to making UF a more inclusive campus!

Baemnet Abetew

Hello, everyone! My name is Baemnet Abetew (they/she) and I am a fourth-year student pursuing a degree in advertising and a minor in urban and regional planning. I am looking forward to fostering a sense of inclusivity and equity on UF’s campus by serving on this board, and I hope to collaborate with my fellow members and create initiatives to do so. Outside of studying, I like to thrift, cook, watch movies, and explore Gainesville’s restaurants and nature trails!

Carlie Hellmann

Hi everyone! My name is Carlie Hellmann (she/her/hers) and I am a graduate student in UF’s Counselor Education program on the Marriage and Family Therapy track. I have a passion for relational, mental, and sexual health and am currently a phone counselor volunteer at the Alachua County Crisis Center. I love watching movies, reading, and eating Halo potato donuts! I am so excited to be serving on SAGE to help ensure equal opportunity for all students at UF and to contribute to creating a culture of care on our campus.

Chiara Licata

Hello! My name is Chiara (she/her), and I am a fourth-year Biochemistry major, with minors in Sustainability Studies and Religion. This is my second year serving on the board. I am very passionate about promoting gender equity in my community and beyond. In all parts of my life, I look to find sustainable solutions. I hope to continue to apply that mindset to bettering the UF experience and creating lasting change. Outside of SAGE, I am involved in research with UF faculty and enjoy volunteering at local elementary schools.

Delaney Ding

Delaney Ding (he/him/his) is a first-year MD-PhD Student at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His interests center around community engagement, patient advocacy, health equity, and social justice. He looks forward to shaping a more inclusive and equitable campus climate as a member of the Student Advisory Board!

Emile Karam

Hello! My name is Emile Karam (he/him) and I’m a third-year biology major, minoring in health disparities in society and economics. Creating safe, inclusive, and equitable educational environments on campus are some of my top priorities as a member of the Gender Equity Student Advisory Board. Along with volunteering for community-driven organizations, being an MFOS Peer Mentor, and my involvement in the Arab Student Association, I am pursuing a career in dentistry and academic research.

Jisung Moon

My name is Jisung Moon (he/him) and I am a rising second-year law student at the UF Levin College of Law. I studied Poli-sci and philosophy at UF, where I became interested in inequalities in American political development. As gender issues (especially trans-rights) become important in areas of law, I want to become more educated on these issues and become a better advocate. When not reading for school, I’m trying to give my fiancee and three cats some much-needed attention and cuddles.

Kayo Matsuda

Hi there! My name is Kayo (she/her) and I’m a second-year medical student at UF College of Medicine! I’m from Toronto and received my undergraduate degree in Psychology in Miami. My extracurricular hobbies include exploring new places, writing, and spending time with great people. I am so excited to be starting this new adventure with SAGE and working towards a UF campus where everyone feels safe, valued, and empowered.

Mahir Rahman

Mahir Rahman (he/him/his) is a second-year Anthropology Major with a minor in Spanish and a certificate in Medical Anthropology. He hopes to provide equitable health and education solutions to the SAGE and aspires to study maternal global health practices in the near future.

Matthew Joseph

Hello! My name is Matthew (he/him) and I am going into my third year as a statistics major with the goal of going into a career in public service after I graduate. Diversity and inclusion are issues that I am very passionate about, and I am committed to making UF a more welcoming place for current and future students!

Morgan Himes

Hello! My name is Morgan Himes (she/her), and I am a junior Physics and Astrophysics student. I decided to serve on the Gender Equity Student Advisory Board because I want to help guarantee that all students feel welcome and safe at the university. In my free time, I am involved in the visual arts, and I love going to concerts!

Syona Rai

Hey! My name is Syona Rai (she/her) and I am a third-year student majoring in Psychology, Economics, and Women’s Studies, as well as minoring in History. I’m so excited to be on the board this year and share my passion for gender equality, inclusivity, and victim advocacy. I plan on going to law school in the future to further advocate for refugees and survivors. Until then, I love to bake, spend time with my family and friends, try new restaurants/coffee shops, and paint. Go Gators!