Steering Committee

The Student Global AIDS Campaign steering committee is comprised of students selected each year from chapters across the country. Committee members connect on biweekly conference calls to generate ideas, workshop problems, and provide feedback to one another. So while chapters are far apart geographically, we know we can rely on each other for support. Each one of our SGAC chapters bring a variety of interests, skills, talents, and personalities to the table which make us so successful.   

 

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Adam Willman, Iowa State University

Adam is a senior at Iowa State, double majoring in Agronomy an Global Resource Systems. He became involved in SGAC through a friend who asked him to attend a meeting who thought he would like it, and they were right! Adam loves bird-dogging and being an activist, but also loves hiking, traveling, and reading the news. 

 

 

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Allie Wilson, Iowa State University

Allie Wilson is a student activist currently based in Iowa. She became interested in the HIV/ AIDS movement soon after her first LGBTQ+ pride in her home state of New Jersey. After gaining a better understanding of the current state of HIV/ AIDS in the world, Allie joined Iowa State University's Global Health and AIDS Coalition (GHAC). Through her involvement with GHAC, Allie has been able to learn more about access to medicine, advocacy, and other pressing issues in the world of HIV. She is now a co-president of GHAC and hopes to encourage other students to become involved in activism. 

 

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Domenic CrumpUniversity of Virginia 

Domenic is senior at the University of Virginia, majoring in Global Public Health. She knew that she wanted to help end the HIV/AIDS epidemic when she worked with HIV-affected individuals through an internship with her city's health department. She is very excited to be a part of the steering committee!

 

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Nestor Rogel, Los Angeles (California)

Nestor Josue Rogel is an advocate from South Central Los Angeles CA. Starred in the documentary “We’re Still Here” about people across the United States who were born HIV positive and how they live above the stigma. He got involved with SGAC as a chance to make a difference and further his fight against HIV and AIDS. In his words “It is a chance for me to fight this virus not only within myself but externally, for those who aren’t as lucky as I am to have access to treatment.” He hopes to create an AIDS free generation so no one will ever have to suffer from the virus ever again.

 

 

 

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Nicole Skaluba, Saint Michael's College (Vermont)

A senior from Saint Michael's College, Nicole is a Biology major with Spanish and Chemistry minors. She is an active member of VITA (Peer Campus Ministry), Social Justice league, and volunteers regularly in her community. Nicole became involved with SGAC with the drive to make the world a better place for all people. She loves the intersectionality of public health and politics that SGAC offers and is driven by wanting to educate and learn from others. 

 

  

   


SGAC Fellow  

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Michelle O'Donnell, 2017-2018 SGAC Fellow

Michelle O'Donnell currently works for the Vermont People With AIDS Coalition connecting people with services and support, and the Winooski Community Justice Center working with people affected by crime. Her interest in advocacy was sparked when she joined SGAC at Saint Michael's College, and began learning the role that power and privilege play in politics, and how public health intersects with other issues like racial inequality, housing, and criminal justice. Michelle is excited about this opportunity to support the work of students and alumni advocating for people with HIV globally. 

 


Staff


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Emily SandersonSGAC National Organizer (Brooklyn, NY)

Emily is graduated from Saint Michael’s College Political Science Department with a minor in global studies. As a student, she was a coordinator of Student Labor Action Movement (SLAM), organizing direct action and advocacy in Vermont and promoting worker empowerment. She was in SGAC at Saint Michael's, and became hooked when she attended her first SGAC conference in winter 2015. As the national organizer, she works closely with students, youth, and other people living with HIV/AIDS to create and maintain strong HIV/AIDS grassroots capacity across the country.