Student Organizations

sba-of-the-year-2018.jpgStudents at the College of Law are committed to achieving excellence in law school, and their contributions are critical to the school's intellectual and social life. The numerous student-run organizations and journals attest to their drive, energy and ambition. Below is a list of our existing student organizations and their contact information. In some cases, links are available to web pages created and maintained by the student organizations.

The College of Law also has several co-curricular organizations including the Florida State University Law Review, the Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law, the Journal of Transnational Law and Policy as well as Moot Court and Trial Team programs. More information on our co-curricular programs can be found here.

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Advocates for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (AIRR)

Advocates for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (AIRR) is committed to fighting for the human rights of all people. AIRR's work centers around educating people about the injustices that immigrants face, such as the separation of families. AIRR proudly works with statewide and national groups to pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform and the DREAM Act. AIRR also serves as a forum for students interested in immigration law. AIRR coordinates volunteering opportunities with non-profit immigration law firms to help students fulfill their pro-bono requirement.

2020-21 Executive Board

President - Peyton Smith
Secretary - Katie Fanning
Treasurer - Arianna Hernandez
Social Media and Policy Chair - Juan Gabriel Sarceno Robles

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Mission Statement of the ACLU National organization: "The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is our nation’s guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States."

Mission Statement of the ACLU at FSU: "The ACLU is established to safeguard and promote civil liberties through pro bono legal opportunities and College of Law events. All activities and functions of the ACLU shall be legal under University, local, state, and federal laws."

2020-21 Executive Board

President - Cheyenne Lewis
Vice President - Landus Anderson
Treasurer - Arianna Hernandez
Secretary - Gregory Ohl

American Constitution Society (ACS)

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) promotes the vitality of the U.S. Constitution and the fundamental values it expresses: individual rights and liberties, genuine equality, access to justice, democracy and the rule of law.  These abiding principles are reflected in the vision of the Constitution’s framers and the wisdom of forward-looking leaders who have shaped our law throughout American history.  As a result of their efforts, the Constitution has retained its authority and relevance for each new generation.

In recent years, an activist conservative legal movement has gained influence – eroding these enduring values and presenting the law as a series of sterile abstractions. This new orthodoxy, which threatens to dominate our courts and our laws, does a grave injustice to the American vision.

The American Constitution Society embraces the progress our nation has made toward full embodiment of the Constitution’s core values. ACS believes that law can and should be a force for improving the lives of all people. We are revitalizing and transforming legal and policy debates in classrooms, courtrooms, legislatures and the media, and we are building a diverse and dynamic network of progressives committed to justice. Through these efforts, ACS will ensure that the institutions of American law reflect the highest values of our nation and serve the needs of its people.

2020-21 Executive Board

President - Alex Reyes
Vice President - David Melito
Treasurer - Timothy Marcus
Secretary - Adam Hubbell

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Animal Legal Defense Fund

To provide a forum for education, advocacy and scholarship aimed at protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals through the legal system, raising the profile of the field of animal law. The FSU Law Chapter is one of 161 around the country.

2020-21 Executive Board

President - Catherine Awasthi
Vice President - Mallory Umbehagen
Treasurer - Hope Johnson
Secretary - Alexa Vranick
Volunteer Coordinator - Kaylin Cohen
FSU Law Chair - Brooke Boinis

Association for Criminal Justice

The Association for Criminal Justice exposes students to practical topics in the criminal justice system. The organization shall introduce students to criminal law matters from judicial, prosecutorial and defense perspectives.

2020-21 Executive Board

President - Madison Cooney Johnson
External Vice President - Tim Ross
Internal Vice President - Loana Nardoni
Treasurer -  Alexander Bronfeld
Secretary -  Madison Foley
Alumni Coordinator - Shannon Wong
Activities Coordinator - Hope Johnson
Fundraising Coordinator - Dillon Quinn

Aviation & Space Law Society

The mission of the Aviation & Space Law Society is to introduce law students to current issues, important topics, exciting opportunities, and careers in aviation and space law. The Aviation & Space Law Society welcomes all students to learn more about these dynamic practice areas.

2020-21 Executive Board

President - Joey Webster
Vice President of Aviation - Marissa Vairo 
Vice President of Space - Bailey Cunningham
Treasurer - Jean-Paul Daou
Secretary - Samuel Ostrow

Black Law Students Association (BLSA)

The Delores Poindexter Auzenne Chapter of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) at Florida State Law exists to promote a more balanced and perfect union among all law students; to assist in the matriculation of BLSA members at the College of Law; and to enhance the social, intellectual and spiritual lives of BLSA members, the Florida State Law body and the community-at-large.

2020-21 Executive Board

President - Daynica Harley
Vice President - Landus Anderson
Treasurer - Christopher Ramirez
Secretary - Tiara Tucker
Community Service Chair - Zuriel Denmark

Business Law Society (BLS)

The BLS is a student-run organization dedicated to promoting social and academic interaction among Florida State University College of Law students interested in the various aspects of business, corporate and financial law. The goal of the BLS is to enhance the legal education of our members and to promote an interdisciplinary curriculum in business, corporate and financial law that builds upon the resources of Florida State University College of Law and provide students with unique opportunities to interact with various legal practitioners in the community, faculty and staff, and local corporate counsel.

2020-21 Executive Board

President - Juan Sarceno Robles
Vice President - Victoria Scotti
Treasurer - Deanna Eller
Secretary - Cameryn Lackey
Activities Chair - Amanda Lowe
2L Rep - Andrew Hunt

Business Review

The purpose of the Business Review is to provide a scholarly forum for contemporary legal discourse and to address the issues and concerns transforming the business community.

2020-21 Executive Board

Editor-in-Chief - Quinn Cockrell
Executive Editor - Bailey Cunningham
Executive Editor - Nathaniel Hearn
Executive Editor - Kathryn Fanning
Managing Editor - Jessica Andrews
Writing & Research Editor - Marissa Vairo
Executive Article Selection Editor - Joe Endicott
Article Selection Editor - Jordan Harcombe
Articles and Notes Editor - Shaun Casey
Articles and Notes Editor - Tabitha Guinot
Articles and Notes Editor - Dylan Pryor
Articles and Notes Editor - Hayes Rule
Articles and Notes Editor - Laura Smithson

Related Links

FSU Master of Business Administration Home Page

Articles and more information are available on the FSU Business Review site.

Christian Legal Society

The mission of this CLS student chapter is to maintain a vibrant Christian Law Fellowship at Florida State Law, which enables its members, individually and as a group, to love the Lord with their whole beings — hearts, souls and minds — and to love their neighbors as themselves. In accomplishing this mission, this chapter focuses on: cultivating spiritual growth through communal prayer, fellowship and worship; showing the love of Christ to the campus community and the community at large by proclaiming the gospel in word and in deed; and addressing the question, "What does it mean to be a Christian in law?," that is, learning to submit every aspect of one's calling in the legal profession to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

2020-21 Executive Board

President - Daniel Murphy
Secretary - Daynica Harley
Historian - Jordan Harcombe

Cuban American Bar Association (CABA)

The mission and purpose of CABA FSU LAW is to provide opportunities for student members to engage with legal professionals, further networking opportunities for members with local professionals in all areas of legal practice, and educate members about career opportunities within the Cuban Community. New networking and potential career opportunities will be created by hosting networking events through the Cuban American Bar Association, or “parent organization”, inviting guest speakers to come to the school, and offering mentoring opportunities for all students, providing more internships and job opportunities, as well as professional development and job development through OCI. These will be some of the main goals of the organization with the participation of CABA members throughout South Florida and the rest of the United States.

2020-21 Executive Board

President - Jorge Alfonso
Internal Vice President - Kristy Pantaleon
External Vice President - Kalie Marie Maniglia
Treasurer - Marci Sierra
Secretary - Alejandra Gancedo

cabafsulaw@gmail.com

Education Law and Policy Society

The Education Law and Policy Society of FSU is committed to helping students who are interested in effecting change towards ensuring a quality education for all through: 1. Forums harboring and encouraging dialogue about educational issues at the local, state and national levels involving legislators, educators, attorneys and experts in the field; 2. Opportunities to influence and craft policy that benefits a system of education for the people; 3. Establishment of a collaborative network for legal and education career opportunities.

2020-21 Executive Board

President - Joseph McGehee
Vice President - Steven Baird

Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Society (EASL)

To promote and support interest in the current issues affecting entertainment and sports law, and to establish and cultivate networks within this specialized legal community for the purpose of providing interested Florida State Law students with access to information regarding the availability of professional opportunities.

2020-21 Executive Board

President - Gabby Wright
Vice President - Timothy Percell
Treasurer - D.J. Kerwin
Secretary - Hayes Rule
Competition Director - Jake Humphrey
Competition Director - Justin T. Delise

Environmental Law Society (ELS)

The Environmental Law Society (ELS) provides a forum to address key environmental law issues on the local, state and federal levels, as well as functioning as a group available to participate in local environmental cleanups and fund raisers. ELS provides its members with opportunities to travel to national environmental law conferences and to make contact with state and local environmental employers through pro bono and internship opportunities.

2020-21 Executive Board

President - Macie Codina
Vice President - Cameron Polomski
Treasurer - Rachel Akram
Secretary - Catherine Awasthi

Federalist Society

The Federalist Society is a non-partisan organization dedicated to fostering balanced and open debate about the fundamental principles of freedom, federalism, and the role of the judiciary. The Federalist Society seeks to educate the legal community through its programs and publications about how limited constitutional government based on the rule of law can have a positive effect on law and public policy.

2020-21 Executive Board

President - Lydia Walsh  
Vice President - Joseph Wolski
Treasurer - Drew Reda
Secretary - Natalie Macaire King
Membership Chair - Maggie McCormick

Health Law Society (HLS)

We are a newly re-founded non-political student organization dedicated to encouraging understanding and growth in the interrelationships of the legal and medical fields. We promote exploration of different areas of the health law field, and seek to assist students in understanding these various areas. We are working to set up interaction and networking opportunities with students and professionals in both law and medicine in order to promote greater understanding of this growing profession. 

2020-21 Executive Board

President - Reggie Howard
Vice President - Eden Marcu
Treasurer - Ricardo Arevalo
Secretary - Austin Mutnansky

If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice at FSU Law

If/When/How is a national non-profit network of law students, professors and legal professionals committed to fostering the next wave of legal experts for the reproductive justice movement. Reproductive justice will exist when all people can exercise the rights and access the resources they need to thrive and to decide if, when, and how to create and sustain a family with dignity, free from discrimination, coercion, or violence. The FSU Law chapter strives to become strong, successful advocates for reproductive justice in both the Tallahassee area and the state of Florida. 

2020-21 Executive Board

President - Rayanna Riecss
Vice President - Katy Myerson
Treasurer - Julie Adue
Secretary - Lily McLauchlin
Activities Director - Laura Leilani Bennett
Activities Director - Alyssa Silva
Social Media Manager - Aishani Shrinath

Related Links
ifwhenhow.org 

Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS)

The Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS) is an organization of law students interested in patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, ecommerce, and Internet law. Our mission is to encourage and facilitate student excellence in the field of intellectual property through 1) maintaining a network of interaction between students and local practitioners and alumni, 2) creating awareness of intellectual property trends that have a state, national, and global impact, and 3) helping students with and without technical backgrounds find a niche within one of the many growing trends within intellectual property law.

2020-21 Executive Board

President - Laurabeth Wilson
Vice President - Malia Fushikoshi
Treasurer - Annie Murphy
Secretary - Megan Fields

International Law Students Association

The purpose of the Florida State International Law Students Association (ILSA) is to educate the university community about the increasing relevance of international law to the environment, human rights, world peace, business and trade. ILSA sponsors speakers from around the world on various pertinent topics related to international law. ILSA also provides information regarding study abroad programs, foreign internships and career opportunities in international law. To promote the understanding of different cultures, ILSA sponsors cultural events, such as the annual Around the World Dinner. All Florida State Law students are invited to join ILSA.  

2020-21 Executive Board

President - Amanda Lowe
Vice President - Sophie Muina
Treasurer - Geoffrey Place
Secretary - Hank Thompson
Historian - Yardley Collett
1L Rep - Rebecca Zawrotny
1L Rep - Gabriella Springer

Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA)

As members of the JLSA, we focus on the importance of connection and community in Judaism. We strive to serve the Seminole Law community as a support system and a source of unity for both Jewish and non-Jewish students to learn and socialize together while also promoting an environment of tolerance for students of all faith traditions. We welcome students of all backgrounds, all levels of Judaism (or lack thereof) and representatives of all those in the greater Tallahassee legal profession.

2020-21 Executive Board

President - Dylan Pryor
Vice President - Samuel Ostrow
Treasurer - Kaylin Cohen
Secretary - Dylan Levenson
Event Coordinator - Avery Dyen

Law School Council

The purpose of LSC is to represent Law School registered student organizations (RSOs) before all budgetary committees of SGA and the Congress of Graduate Students, to sub-allocate funds to Law School RSOs, and to monitor and coordinate the budget activities of the various Law School RSOs.  LSC is comprised of seven law students elected as Members-at-Large by the Law School Student Body.

2020-21 Organization Leaders

Chair - Madison Johnson
Vice Chair - Alison Bowlby
Treasurer - Reinaldo Gomez de la Vega
Secretary - Lakiera Bailey

Lawyers Uniting to Communicate Knowledge (LUCK)

LUCK is an RSO created to introduce students to practical applications of law in real jurisdictions in order to develop a stronger sense of what the law is. This creation comes with it a duty, to bring back said knowledge and share it amongst our fellow students and all who care to listen. This is how we will best prepare our members to develop intangible skills which shall make them the most competitive in the industry and prepare them to run the world.

2020-21 Executive Board

President - Walker Smith IV
Treasurer - Roxy Marrese

LitiGATORS

The purpose of the LitiGators is to provide a community of support to aid in the transition of former University of Florida students to Florida State University College of Law by providing a social network, networking opportunities, hosting philanthropic events and assisting the Florida State University College of Law in its recruitment efforts. 

For more information please visit our Facebook page.

2020-21 Executive Board

President - Marin Donnelly
Vice President - Elizabeth Pearce
Treasurer - Matt Citrin
Secretary - Gregory Ohl
Social Chair - Loana Nardoni
Alumni Outreach - Bailey Emrick
3L Rep - Alexandra Noriega
2L Rep - Morgan Robinson

Multicultural Law Students Association (MLSA)

The Multicultural Law Students Association is an organization dedicated to the culturally diverse members of the Florida State University College of Law. MLSA serves as a professional and social interest group meant to further the legal, academic and community interests of its members. MLSA’s main goal is to encourage cultural awareness and exploration at the College of Law.

2020-21 Executive Board

President - Kelly Kaladeen
Vice President - Nia Anan-Ankoma
Secretary - Juan (Gabe) Sarceno Robles
Treasurer - Michael Manias
Events Coordinator - Jennifer Vaquerano

Muslim Law Student Association (MLSA)

The Muslim Law Student Association's mission is to build a community for Muslim students and allies at FSU College of Law and introduce the law school community to issues of importance in the Islamic world. We are committed to engaging in meaningful discourse by sponsoring speakers on a wide array of topics such as civil rights, Islamic legal topics and hate crimes. The MLSA intends to host cultural and religious programming throughout the semester for students.

2020-21 Executive Board

Co-President - Allaa Tayeb
Co-President - Nida Imtiaz
Vice President - Nabeha Shaer
Secretary - Rima Suleiman
Treasurer - Joe McGehee

Nontraditional Student Association

The purpose of the Nontraditional Students Association is to provide members with an active support network that recognizes their unique circumstances. We strive to promote personal well-being, host educational and social events, provide networking opportunities and coordinate with other student organizations.

2020-21 Executive Board

President - Melody Andrews
Vice President - Dhaima Gray
Assistant Vice President - Alyssa Terriaca
Treasurer - Emily Binnie
Secretary - Alexa Vranick
Director of Communications & Event Planning - Catherine Awasthi

OUTLaw

OUTLaw seeks to provide a platform for all students to learn about the legal issues facing gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and other queer people. OUTLaw sponsors events throughout the year to increase awareness of issues and to foster discussion of the current state of LGBTQIA+ law at the national, state and local levels. OUTLaw is committed to working with allied organizations on campus to better the Florida State community and ensure that LGBTQ students are treated with the same respect as the student body as a whole. OUTLaw also exists to help students connect with the LGBTQIA+ community in Tallahassee. We welcome and encourage all law students to join OUTLaw, regardless of orientation and gender.

2020-21 Executive Board

President - Caroline Dike
Vice President - Kaiser Jairam
Secretary - Kailey Peel
Treasurer - Mackie Taranto

Phi Alpha Delta (PAD)

Phi Alpha Delta is an organization dedicated to service. It helps student members by providing networking opportunities and resources for jobs, as well as by providing educational resources.

2020-21 Executive Board

Justice - Danielle Lucas
Vice President - Kalie Maniglia
Clerk/Secretary - Jennifer Eggerling
Marshall - Rebekah Kaufman

Phi Delta Phi (Ladd Inn)

Founded in 1869, Phi Delta Phi, the oldest national association in the legal profession, is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of ethics and culture. The purpose of this organization is to promote the advancement of the highest intellectual, professional, and ethical standards within the Florida State University College of Law community and the surrounding area and within the legal profession. To this end, Ladd Inn hereby establishes itself as an honor fraternity requiring all new initiates to possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 80 on the 100-point scale.  It shall be the responsibility of this Inn and the charge of each of its members to seek excellence in all scholastic and ethical endeavors undertaken towards achieving this worthy goal.

2020-21 Executive Board

Magister/President - Sam Ostrow
Vice Magister/Vice President - Michael Terry
Treasurer - Rachel Maxwell
Clerk - Joseph Tracy
Historian - Danielle Lucas

Public Interest Law Students Association (PILSA)

Public Interest Law Students Association (PILSA) is committed to promoting pro bono and community service as well as helping students who wish to work in public interest law. It encourages all law students to make public interest a part of their careers.

2020-21 Executive Board

President - Madison Foley
Vice President - Trinidad Peraza
Secretary - Kelly Kaladeen
Treasurer - Sammie Kunin

Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Society at FSU

The purpose of this organization is to provide a forum for students of the Florida State University College of Law to discuss issues pertaining to the field of Real Property, Probate, and Trust law. It will allow students to network with attorneys, both local and otherwise, and will help students to learn about opportunities and advancements within the fields.

2020-21 Executive Board

President - Morgan Robinson
Vice President: Death - Anne Marie Macia
Vice President: Dirt - Kendelle Knapp
Treasurer - Laura Smithson
Secretary - Malia Fushikoshi

Student Bar Association

SBA serves as the representative of the College of Law student body to discover and manifest its collective desires, to secure the benefits of mutual association, and to further the legal, academic, and social interests of its members and the College of Law. FSU Law Student Bar Association's main goal is to improve the overall quality of life for all students attending Florida State University College of Law. SBA offers the perfect opportunity to become involved in an organization that is constantly working to make the experience at FSU Law more enjoyable, rewarding, and fun. Further, SBA offers countless opportunities to become engaged and enjoy extracurricular activities while benefiting FSU Law and the Tallahassee community.

2020-21 Executive Board

President - Chad Revis
Vice President/ABA Rep - Nick Concilla
Treasurer - Julianna Favale
Secretary - Christie Petruzzelli
3L Representative - Gabby Wright
2L Representative - Allison McDonough
2L Representative - Jaelee Edmond

fsusba@gmail.com

Student Federal Bar Association

The Student Federal Bar Association, also known as SFBA, serves as a student chapter of the national Federal Bar Association at the Florida State University College of Law. The purposes of the SFBA are to further the objectives of the Federal Bar Association, to represent the Association to law students at the Florida State University, to stimulate the interest of law students in the activities of the Association, and to conduct programs of interest and value to law students. 

2020-2021 Executive Board

President - Kalie Maniglia
External Vice President - Rachel Akram 
Internal Vice President - Haley Kaye Brown
Treasurer - Parker Johnson 
Secretary - Morgan Robinson
Social Chair - Savannah Mora

Student Veterans Law Symposium

Our mission is to create a network for students who have served, wish to serve, or for students who have a passion for veteran's law. We support student veterans' transition to higher education, while also raising awareness on veteran's legal issues. These include supporting efforts to end homeless veterans in Tallahassee and advocate for veterans’ rights in the legislature and the courtroom. 

2020-21 Executive Board

President - Nick Concilla
Vice President - Matthew Brooks
Treasurer - Dillon Quinn
3L Rep - Jorge Alfonso
2L Rep - Greyson Oswalt-Smith

Sustainable Law Society

Sustainable challenges are complex and demand a continuously developing approach. Sustainable Law Society is dedicated to continuing to support and expand a sustainable campus at Florida State University College of Law. Our goal is to provide students, faculty, and staff with knowledge and sustainable habits that they can use on and off campus. Sustainability initiatives focus on operating efficient buildings, reducing waste and encouraging individual behavior change through education. Sustainable Law Society will work with students, alumni, student organizations, faculty, and staff to generate new ideas and solutions to real-world challenges on campus and within the local community.

2020-21 Executive Board

President - Brooke Boinis
Vice President - Cameron Polomski
Treasurer - Mikayla Melnik
Secretary - Abby Boyd
Activities Coordinator - Macie Codina

Tax Law Society

The Tax Law Society (TLS) at FSU Law brings together students, alumni and practitioners in the field of tax law to promote discussion about trends in the industry and raise awareness of career paths. TLS hosts guest speakers, networking events, and chats with faculty of graduate programs in taxation at schools nationwide. Tax Law Society members are invited to attend speaker series where practicing lawyers in the area come in and discuss careers available in the field of tax law. Member participation in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), national networking events and national tax competitions are facilitated and encouraged. 

2020-21 Executive Board

President - Stephanie Galloway
Vice President - Kevin Kane
Treasurer - Nate Hearn
Secretary - Conner Timoney

Trafficking in America Task Force

Mission Statement: We are working to bring an end to human trafficking. We work together with local, state and congressional lawmakers and train law enforcement, medical and mental health professionals to help bring an end to the scourge of human trafficking.

2020-21 Executive Board

President - Caroline Nelson
Vice President - Vanessa Marquez
Treasurer - Abby Brinkman
Secretary - Macaire King
Fundraising Chair - Sophie Muina
Activities Chair - Marissa Vairo

Transfer Student Organization (TSO)

The purpose of the Florida State Law Transfer Student Organization (TSO) is to help facilitate a smooth transition for new transfer students. This organization is open to the entire Florida State Law student body. TSO will help all transfers become acclimated with Florida State Law, Tallahassee and the local legal community. It is important to the TSO executive board to help new students with any questions or concerns they may have that are different than their previous schools.

2020-21 Executive Board

President - Joseph Endicott
Vice President - Cooper Harrison
Secretary - Katherine Fanning
Social Chair - Madison Turner
Treasurer - Melissa Pennington

UKnight at FSU Law

UKnight at FSU Law is an organization within the law school that connects UCF Alumni within the local area and the UCF alumni within FSU Law.  This organization hopes to strengthen our connection with other alumni.  UKnight at FSU Law will offer networking events to its current members.  Within these networking socials, UCF Alumni within the surrounding areas will be invited to connect with current FSU Law students. 

2020-21 Executive Board

President - Jorge Alfonso
Vice President - Grant Haas
Treasurer - Estefania Fakes
Secretary - Eden Marcu

Women's Law Symposium

WLS is dedicated to promoting the status of women in the legal community. WLS provides a forum for the discussion of issues concerning legal education and provides program to advance and assist students throughout their law school career, including networking with local attorneys and other leadership opportunities.  WLS also actively participates in charitable and voluntary causes in the community, as well as sponsors annual philanthropic events within the law school community.

2020-21 Executive Board

President - Trinidad Peraza
Internal Vice President - Christie Petruzzelli
External Vice President - Jackie Mustian
Secretary - Shannon Duncanson
Treasurer - Bailey Emrick
Activities Director - Haley Kaye Brown
Activities Director - Hannah Jackson