Lauren Barnes

Lauren B

Event Programmer, Programming Team

Lauren Barnes (she/her) is a senior from Peachtree City, Georgia majoring in Public Relations with a minor in psychology.

Lauren is involved with PRCA Member, President of Local Entertainment Promotion Team, C&IS Academic Honor Council Member, Writer for Platform Magazine, Delta Gamma Sorority.

In her free time, Lauren likes to host movie and game nights, make diy projects, and cook and bake.

Lauren’s favorite quote: “My hardest days might still be before me, but my best ones could be too.” – James Guttman

Nathan Brown


Photographer/Videographer, Communications Team

Nathan Brown (he/him) is a junior from Pinson, Alabama majoring in News Media with Sports Concertation.

Nate is a BRIDGE Builder, Crimson White Sports Desk, C&IS Ambassador.

In his free time, Nate likes to play basketball at the rec, watch sports, make Apple Music playlist.

Nathan’s favorite quote: “Without God and a haircut I am nothing.” – Nathan Brown

Christine Choi


Graphic Designer, Communications Team

Christine Choi (she/her) is a senior from Montgomery, Alabama majoring in BFA Graphic Design.

Christine is the Vice President – General Arts Club. Co-Director of Design – Tide Talks.

In her free time, Christine enjoys binge watching shows and taking naps.

Christine’s favorite quote: “We don’t make mistakes; we just have happy accidents.” – Bob Ross

Eddie Coats

Eddie Coats

Brand Ambassador, Outreach Team

Eddie Coats (he/him/his) is a sophomore from Demopolis, Alabama majoring Theatre and Psychology.

Eddie is a member of the Riptide hip hop dance crew and The Crimson Stage.

In his free time, Eddie loves shopping, dancing, and singing. He is passionate about theatre and treating others with kindness.

Eddie’s favorite quote: “Happiness is stripped when we compare the experience of others to our own.” – Jonathan Van Ness

Dillon Cook


Brand Ambassador, Outreach Team

Dillon Cook (he/his) is a sophomore from Ider, Alabama majoring in Elementary and Special Education.

Dillon is in 33 on-campus organizations, TikTok Manager for Bama Dining, and an RA & DA at Presidential Village.

In Dillon’s free time (which he tries to not have), he enjoys late-night iced coffee and Taco Bell trips, running, binge-watching Glee and The Golden Girls, and considers himself to be a soup connoisseur and a hopeless romantic.

Dillon’s favorite quote is “Work until you no longer have to introduce yourself.” – Harvey Specter

Jacob Dunaway

Jacob Dunaway

Collaboration Coordinator, Admin Team

Jacob Dunaway (he/him) is a junior from Jackson, Mississippi majoring in Marketing.

Jacob is involved with Homecoming, TedX, Alpha Kappa Psi.

In his free time, Jacob likes to run.

Jacob’s favorite quote: “I like my bed more than I like most people.” – Tre Turner

Cole Engelbrecht


Team Lead – Graphic Design, Communications Team

Cole Engelbrecht (he/him) is a senior from Dallas, Texas majoring in BFA Graphic Design.

Cole is involved with Sigma Phi Epsilon.

In his free time Cole likes to spend time with friends and family, go to church, watch football and soccer, workout, grab a cup of coffee, go to museums. Passionate about art and design!

Cole’s favorite quote: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13

Bailey Foster


Team Lead – Photography & Videography, Communications Team

Bailey Foster (she/her) is a junior from Tuscaloosa, Alabama with a major in Human Development and Family Studies.

Bailey is a photographer/videographer at University Programs.

In her free time, Bailey enjoys spending time outdoors hiking and running or indoors reading and baking.

Bailey’s favorite quote: “If you’re the smartest person in the room, then you’re in the wrong room.” – Richard P. Feynman

Austin Grant


Graphic Designer, Communications Team

Austin Grant (he/him) is a senior from Huntsville, Alabama majoring in Graphic Design.

Austin is involved with Kappa Alpha Psi, Art Club, AIGA.

In his free time, he likes to watch shows with a lot of seasons and is passionate about taking time for yourself.

Austin’s favorite quote: “Once you corny to me, you on the cob forever.” – Instagram

Kennedi Hall


Social Media Coordinator, Communications Team

Kennedi Hall (she/her) is a senior from Nashville, Tennessee majoring in News Media, Communication Studies.

Kennedi is involved with Alice Magazine (writer), Peer Advisor (Capstone Center for Student Success), 1956 Magazine (writer), National Council for Negro Women (Community Service Chair), Als Pals.

In her free time, she enjoys working out and keeping her body healthy and writing.

Kennedi’s favorite quote: “We accept the love we think we deserve.” – Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Jordan Huggins


Brand Ambassador, Outreach Team

Jordan Huggins (he/him) is a sophomore form Gulfport, Mississippi, majoring Political Science on the Pre-Law track with a minor in Communications.

Jordan is involved with FBLSA, UP, OL Team.

In his free time, he loves to read and write and listen to music.

Jordan’s favorite quote: “Surrender to the wind and you can ride it.” – Toni Morrison

Meaghan Hutchison


Photographer/Videographer, Communications Team

Meaghan Hutchison (she/her) is a senior from Dothan, Alabama majoring in Creative Media/American Studies.

Meaghan is a Photographer for University Programs.

Meaghan enjoys taking photos, furniture upholstery and spending time with her family and friends.

Meaghan’s favorite quote: “If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.” – Mr. Rogers

Morgan Jacobs


Collaboration Coordinator, Admin Team

Morgan Jacobs (she/her) is a graduate student from Birmingham, Alabama in the Communication Studies Master’s Program.

Morgan is involved with University Programs Administrative Team.

In her free time Morgan likes running, reading, spending time with family, and playing with her dog.

Favorite quote: “A negative mind will never give you a positive life.” – Unknown

Julia Kirkland

Julia K

Event Programmer, Programming Team

Julia Kirkland (she/her) is a sophomore from Olive Branch, Mississippi majoring in Kinesiology.

Julia is a involved with Pre-physical therapy society; Good Samaritan club; Cognitive and Intellectual Disabilities Lab Research Assistant.

In her free time she enjoys Happy Hour (walking dogs from the shelter), watching movies, reading, paddle boarding and weight lifting.

Julia’s favorite quote: “The nobelist art is that of making others happy.” – P. T. Barnum

Ivey McAleer

Ivey M

Brand Ambassador, Outreach Team

Ivey McAleer (she/her) is sophomore from Mobile, Alabama majoring in MIS business.

Ivey is involved with Discipleship for Bama Catholic & a Bible Study Leader for Bama Catholic.

Ivey loves to work out when she has the energy to. Any outdoor activity that involves being in the sun, and going to any concert or music festival.

Ivey’s favorite quote: “You’re never going to be satisfied with what you have if you’re focusing on what you’re missing.” – my sister

Kensey McMahon


Exec Team Lead, Admin Team

Kensey McMahon (she/her) is a graduate student from Jacksonville, Florida in the Master of Science program in Sports Hospitality Management.

Kensey is involved with UA Swim, FCA, SAAC.

Kensey enjoys spending time outside paddle boarding, boating, reading…anything in the sunshine.

Kensey’s favorite quote: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose.” – Roman 8:28

Drew Merriweather


Graphic Designer, Communications Team

Drew Merriweather (he/him) is senior from Mobile, Alabama majoring in Digital Media.

Drew is a graphic designer for University Programs.

In his free time, Drew enjoys drawing, painting, and watching late 90s and early 2000s sitcoms.

Drew’s favorite quote: “Move in space with minimum waste and maximum joy.” – Sade

Katie Nebbia

Katie N

Graphic Designer, Communications Team

Katie Nebbia (she/her) is a senior from Buffalo, New York majoring in Graphic Design, Minor News Media.

Katie is in the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority and is the website manager. She previously worked for Alice Magazine as a Graphic Designer and Her Campus as an editor. She was also previously the director of marketing and events for The Organ Org (Blood Donation resource on campus).

Katie loves to make digital art on her iPad, shopping with friends, cooking and baking.

Katie’s favorite quote: “Our faith can move mountains.” – Matthew 17:20

Meg Neville


Event Programmer, Programming Team

Meg Neville (she/her) is a sophomore from Naperville, Illinois majoring in Hospitality Management with a concentration in Sport & Entertainment Event Management.

Meg is the President of Vegan Voices, VP of MPI, Treasurer of Environmental Council, College of Human Environmental Sciences Ambassador, Honors Action Leader, Member of Bama Catholic, HARACA, & Girls Club, FANgineer for Crimson Tide Hospitality.

In her free time, she enjoys hanging with friends, trying out yummy vegan recipes and constantly listening to Taylor Swift.

Meg’s favorite quote: “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver

Crystal Nichols


Event Programmer, Programming Team

Crystal Nichols (she/her) is a junior from Montgomery, Alabama majoring in Interior Design on the CREATE Path to MBA.

Crystal is the Head Delegate for 2022-2023 for UA’s Model UN travel Team, Interior Design Student Association, Chief of Staff for AIRMUNC III (UA’s collegiate Model UN Conference).

In her free time, Crystal enjoys watching Marvel movies, reading, and drawing.

Crystal’s favorite quote: “If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.” – James Cameron

JeTori Samples


Event Programmer, Programming Team

JeTori Samples (she/her) is a junior from Hoover, Alabama majoring in Hospitality Management.

JeTori is involved with the Orientation Team, University Programs, Greek Life, and Lucy Legacy.

In her free time, JeTori likes to spend time with friends and family, because being around her family makes her feel whole and grounded. She also enjoys working and making new friends.

JeTori’s favorite quote: “Leave a little sparkle wherever you go.”

Lauren Schmidlkofer

Lauren S

Social Media Coordinator, Communications Team

Lauren Schmidlkofer (she/her) is a senior from John’s Creek, Georgia majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Management Communications.

Lauren is the PR Chair for Phi Mu, Senior Strategist for Capstone Agency, PRSSA.

In her free time, Lauren enjoys decorating living spaces, hanging out with friends, talking too much, going on long walks and watching TLC. She is passionate about social media, making new friends and helping everyone become a baddie.

Lauren’s favorite quote: “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.”

Steele Smith

Steele Smith

Event Programmer, Programming Team

Steele Smith (he/him) is a senior from Charlotte, North Carolina majoring in Corporate Finance with concentration in Banking and Financial Services.

In his free time, Steele likes to fish, hunt, going to the movies, and play playstation.

Steele’s favorite quote: “If you can take it, you can make it.” – Louis Zamperini

Mya Spencer

Mya Spencer

Event Programmer, Programming Team

Mya Spencer (she/her) is a senior from Huntsville, Alabama majoring in Accounting.

Mya is the Black Faculty and Staff Association Ambassador.

In her free time, she loves going to concerts, football, and basketball games and spending a lot of time watching YouTube Videos.

Mya’s favorite quote: “If it makes you happy, it doesn’t have to make sense to anybody else.” – not sure who said it

Jayleigh Tawbush


Exec Team Lead, Programming Team

Jayleigh Tawbush (she/her) is a senior from Locust Fork, Alabama majoring in Education, English Language Arts.

Jayleigh is involved with University Programs and The Well College Ministry.

In her free time, Jayleigh enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her golden doodle Bentley. She also loves to read, run, and visit new coffee shops.

Jayleigh’s favorite quote: “Be loud about things that are important to you.” – Karen Walrond

Javaris Tolton

Javaris Tolton

Event Programmer, Programming Team

Javaris Tolton (he/his) is a Sophomore from Atoka, Tennessee majoring in Criminal Justice & Public Relations Minors: Real Estate and Cyber Criminology.

Javaris is a RA at Presidential 1, Freshman Forum Intern, and Athletic Host.

In his free time, he loves to play basketball, cook, and bake.

Javaris favorite quote: “My mama always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.’” – Forrest Gump

Tre Turner


Exec Team Lead, Communications

Tre Turner (he/him) is a junior from Tuscaloosa, Alabama majoring in Commerce and Business Administration as a Marketing major. Minor in advertising & Public relations.

Tre is the VP of Marketing AKPsi.

In his free time, Tre enjoys reading and writing poetry, listening to music and podcasts, and going the gym.

Tre’s favorite quote: “You have only scratched the surface of what you’re capable of, there are decades of victories ahead of you.” – Rupi Kaur

Kylie Wagner


Collaboration Coordinator, Admin Team

Kylie Wagner (she/her) is a junior from Bel Air, Maryland majoring in Communication Studies and Finance with a minor in Art and Public Relations.

Kylie is a member of CHAARG, Small Group Coordinator, member of PWCB, member of SCLA.

In her free time, Kylie enjoys working out, hiking, swimming, and doing any outdoor activities. She loves making all kinds of art and hanging out with friends. She passionately a cat person.

Kylie’s favorite quote: “I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.” – William Ernest Henley

JaMiya Walton


Brand Ambassador, Outreach Team

JaMiya Walton (she/her) is a sophomore from Birmingham, Alabama majoring in Interior Design.

JaMiya is a member Women of Excellence.

In her free time, she enjoys creating various forms of artwork with watercolor or charcoal, reading novels, listening to podcasts, and spending time with friends and family.

JaMiya’s favorite quote: “Take time to do what makes your soul happy.”

Anuki Wickramanayake


Exec Team Lead, Outreach

Anuki Wickramanayake (she/her) is a junior from Spanish Fort, Alabama majoring in Business Management with a minor in Computing Tech and Applications Concentration: Human Resources.

Anuki is involved with the IPAC Team Lead, she’s also a Residential Advisor, SHRM Member, UA Environmental Council and AASA Member.

In her free time, loves to travel / do day trips, workout, try new foods, and spend time with family and friends.

Auki’s favorite quote: “Success isn’t about how much money you make, it is about the difference you make in people’s lives.” – Michelle Obama

Kristin Williams


Event Programmer, Programming Team

Kristin Williams (she/her) is a sophomore from Birmingham, Alabama majoring in Nursing.

Kristin is a Lucy’s Legacy mentor.

In her free time, Kristin enjoys spending time with my family and friends.

Kristin’s favorite quote: “But as for you, be strong and do not give up for your work will be rewarded.” – 2 Chronicles 15:7