From the West Coast city of Seattle, Gracie embraced a shift in attire, trading her trusty raincoat for a cozy puffer jacket when she embarked on her academic journey at UW-Madison. As a dual major in Political Science and Gender and Women’s Studies, Gracie’s campus life has been a whirlwind of engagement and leadership. She has left her mark in various capacities: from involvement in Student Government, to presiding over the Dean of Students Advisory Board, to being the DEI coordinator for her sorority, she has championed inclusivity and connection throughout the last four years! Outside of her bustling academic schedule, Gracie revels in the charm of Madison, frequenting coffee shops and leisurely strolling along Lake Shore path. Last summer, her ambition led her to the heart of the nation’s capital, Washington, DC. where she interned for the Department of Justice, a pivotal experience that strengthened her determination to attend law school in the upcoming year. In the role of Senior Class President, Gracie envisions a year filled with celebrations that not only recognize the accomplishments of her peers, but also elevate the diverse stories and experiences that make up this graduating class.
A Minnesota native, Megan traded Gopher gear for red and white pom poms to enter her next chapter at UW-Madison studying Neurobiology and Data Science. On campus, Megan has showcased her love for the Badger community as an All-Big Ten Dancer for the University’s Dance Team and as a member of numerous nonprofit organizations where she has worked to amplify the voice of underrepresented campus populations. As Vice President, she hopes to create a lasting impact, empowering student voices and fostering a culture of celebration for all during their final year on campus. A wholehearted academic, post-graduation Megan plans to attend dental school, where she is committed to continuing her role of maximizing the potential of herself and her peers.
Hailing from Minneapolis, MN, Ciboney decided to pursue her passions at the UW-Madison, where she majors in Global Health with certificates in Health Policy and Leadership. Since her arrival, you can find her involved in a variety of campus activities: serving as a Filipinx American Student Organization (FASO) executive board member, working as an intern in the Office of Inclusion Education, co-leading a health project for Public Humanities Exchange for Undergraduates (HEX-U), and more. With a passion for cultural representation and supporting individuals with minoritized identities, she is excited to fulfill the DEI director position for Senior Class Office. As a proud Filipino American, she aims to imbue the strong community values and inclusivity of Filipino culture into her work. In the future, Ciboney is excited to pursue a Master of Public Health program, where she hopes to provide insight and her own lived experiences to better health outcomes and health inequities for marginalized communities.
Having made her way to Madison from Green Bay, WI, Lynda brought her love for football from Lambeau Field to Camp Randall Stadium. As a first generation college student double majoring in Neurobiology and Psychology, she stays active on campus in a number of ways outside the classroom. As co-founder and executive board member of the Undergraduate Chemistry Student Association (UCSA), she shows a passion for creating a community where students can support one another while promoting academic success. This enthusiasm for connection among students also prospers in her work within the Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) where she mentors underrepresented students on campus and helps ease their transition into college. Lastly, her work at the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation has helped close gaps in science education in local Madison communities. When her time at UW-Madison comes to a close, Lynda plans on attending medical school with the goal of breaking down barriers in the healthcare field and making advancements in patient care.
Cruising in from Stillwater, MN, Kenny grounded his Golden Gopher garments at the border for a more robust red and white aesthetic. Majoring in Biology, Kenny has found a home in the Badger community via involvement in various campus organizations, alongside creating a DEI fundraiser named “Project PLAT” to support the community surrounding our beloved campus. As philanthropy director, he hopes to both continue and create new initiatives that establish meaningful impacts on UW-Madison and the thousands of students that call it home. In his free time, Kenny loves to spend time with friends and attend concerts, and you can often find him jamming to music in his headphones down University Ave! A laid back yet devoted student, post-graduation Kenny plans to attend medical school in the pursuit of minimizing healthcare discrepancies and providing a helping hand to those who need it most– supporting a lifelong motto of dreaming to inspire.
From the coast of Lake Winnebago in Appleton, WI, Ndemazea left green and gold for red and white here at UW-Madison. A Landscape and Urban Studies and Geography double major, Ndemazea has spent her time on campus organizing for a more diverse and more inclusive community. She is a 2023 Wisconsin Idea Fellow, working toward diversifying the products offered in Madison’s emergency food system. A studious Virgo sun, Ndemazea has spent time involved with the Wisconsin Undergraduate Planning Association, creating community within her department. Personally, she is a fan of sparkling water and the 2021 Best Picture nominations.
Switching out flip flops for snow boots, Anjali moved from sunny San Diego to major in International Studies & Global Health with a French certificate at UW-Madison. While on campus Anjali has involved herself in many different areas of campus. She was the associated students of Madison (ASM) Equity and Inclusion Chair for two terms and is passionate about creating an equitable student experience for all students on campus. Also representing the College of L&S on ASM she has dedicated much of her work towards creating programming and school changes which create and inclusive environment for students. In the past few years Anjali has also worked for numerous political campaigns and offices, and is currently working for Governor Evers office as an intern. Post-grad she is excited to pursue a career in corporate affairs and eventually go into higher education!