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2023-24 Community Engagement Organizers (CEOs)

Sam Lee ’25
Organizing Theme: Environment & Sustainability

Eagan, Minnesota – Undecided
Fun Fact: I have three chickens!
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Liz Ortiz ’25
Organizing Theme: Health & Wellness 
Dallas, Texas – Biochemistry
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Dipakshi Sarma ’24
Organizing Theme: Immigrants & Refugees
Guwahati, India – International Studies, Political Science
Ideal meal: A BLT and an iced coffee
Fun fact: Self proclaimed Pitbull superfan
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Sophia Salinas

Sophia Salinas ’24
Organizing Theme: Language Opportunities
Chicago, Illinois – History
Ideal meal: My mom’s homemade baked mac and cheese with a side of hot wings!
Happy place: Chicago’s lakefront or my grandma’s backyard!
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Andrea Cespedes ’27
Organizing Theme: Youth & Tutoring
Chicago, Illinois – Philosophy & Educational Studies
Favorite Place: Wherever my friends and family are.
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Dallas Watson

Dallas Watson ’26
Organizing Theme: College Access
Belleville, Illinois  – Undecided
Fun Fact: J. Cole is my favorite artist!
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Mena Feleke

Mena Feleke ’25
Organizing Them
e: College Access
Shoreview, Minnesota – Political Science
Happy Place: Anywhere with friends
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Bryson Berry ’24
Organizing Theme: Reflection Coordinator

Ahoskie, North Carolina – Economics

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Emma Runchey Smalley ’26
Organizing Theme: Public Policy & Justice
Marshall, Minnesota – Undeclared
Happy Place: Any place with friends and family

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Yinka Saba

Yinka Saba ’24
Office Assistant
Elk Grove Village, Illinois – Neuroscience
Ideal meal: Anything seafood!
Happy place: Mississippi River rock cliffs on a cool fall night.
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Isabella Benjamin-Quintana ’25
Dialogue Cohorts
Minneapolis, Minnesota – Political Science
Happy place: Anywhere with family, friends, good food and music
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Ma'Kahsa Lane

Ma’Kahsa Lane ’24
Bonner Program Assistant
Kansas City, Missouri – Neuroscience major 
Fun fact: I love to binge watch anime
Happy place: wherever the sky is pretty
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Marlen Mendieta-Cameron ’25
Bonner Program Assistant
Brooklyn, New York – Spanish & Educational Studies 
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