Steering Committee

We are a group of students selected each year from chapters across the country who connect on biweekly conference calls to to generate ideas, workshop problems, and provide feedback. So while chapters are far apart geographically, we know we can rely on each other. 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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Domenic CrumpUniversity of Virginia 

Domenic is a second year student 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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Michelle Raji, Harvard

Michelle is a rising junior at Harvard College studying English and Global Health & Health Policy. She participates in activism, journalism, and mentorship on campus. She got involved in SGAC last year and was hooked--It's really the best combination of supportive community and specific action that she’s seen so far on Harvard’s campus. She is looking forward to learning from other chapters and organizing the SGAC national conference!

 

 

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Nestor Rogel, Los Angeles

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

A junior 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. 

 

 

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Adam Willman, Iowa State University

Adam is a junior 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. 

 

 

 

   


SGAC Fellows


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Ayla Heder 

Ayla recently graduated from Iowa State University, where she originally got involved with SGAC. Currently, she is a first year graduate student at Des Moines University working towards her Master’s Degree in Public Health – Health Service Management. Ayla is passionate about advocacy, health policy, and increasing access to treatment and care. Healthcare is a right, not a privilege. Ayla is very excited for her fellowship position and looks forward to having a great year of advocacy!

 

  


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Rebecca Abelman

Rebecca is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Pennsylvania, and is hoping to devote her medical career to HIV/AIDS work. Since living in Philadelphia, she has been active working with the medically underserved, especially the formerly incarcerated. She is passionate about community partnerships and building sustainable frameworks for increasing healthcare access. Rebecca is very excited to be working with SGAC to meet and learn from student leaders, and to share her passion for HIV work!  

 

 

   


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.