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Meet Exec!

This is the Willard executive board from Spring 2023 to Winter 2024. Get to know us!

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President

Chloe Mintz

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The President oversees Willard, runs Executive Board meetings, aids other members of Exec with their responsibilities, represents Willard on the Residential College Board, and maintains SOFO training.

Chloe Mintz (she/her) is a second-year from Tampa, Florida, majoring in Journalism and (tentatively) Economics. She possesses an immense passion for reading and writing and is prone to gushing over Sally Rooney (a favorite author of hers), Stephanie Hayes (a favorite columnist of hers), and Alexandra Schwartz (a favorite journalist of hers). If Chloe is not crafting (highly witty) articles nor devouring a novel of Emily Henry's, you will, perhaps, find her in the Willard gym leading the famed Roomie Trio in yoga. Chloe is incredibly excited to be a member of Willard Exec and would like to make this year TBOY (no shade, plexec). Be sure to say "hi," if you spot her in the WFFL – she'd love to get to know you and receive a Trader Joe's rec (or two)!

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Vice President

Juliet Allan

The Vice President is responsible for running Central (Willard's Junior Exec Board) and overseeing programming for Wildcat Welcome.

Juliet is a second-year studying journalism, linguistics, and gender & sexuality studies. When they aren't collecting random knick-knacks to pin up on their desk, Juliet can be found with friends or endlessly singing/humming whatever earworm is hopelessly stuck in her head. He is a massive extrovert, so don't hesitate to say hi.

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Secretary

Brandon Kondritz

he/him

The Secretary creates the weekly Exec agenda, takes minutes at weekly meetings, maintains the Willard Calendar, and manages the Willard Points System.

Brandon Kondritz (he/him) is a second-year Journalism student from Decatur, IL. When he's not reporting for Northwestern's audio publication, WNUR News, you can probably find him at Peet's, on the Lakefill, or riding the 'L' to find an adventure in the city. If you ever hear somebody loudly talking about their obsession with Miley Cyrus, how they can't stay up as late as any of their friends, or singing in the laundry room, it's probably Brandon. He's always open to book recommendations, and is an avid Netflix watcher too. If you see him around campus, be sure to say hi, and ask what he's listening to—it's probably Miley Cyrus!

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Treasurer

Jonas Blum

he/him

The Treasurer maintains SOFO training, takes charge of all Willard budgeting and financial affairs, and creates Willard's budget along with the President.

Jonas Blum (he/him/his) is a second-year from North Bethesda, Maryland majoring in journalism. When he's not spending his early mornings in the FFL, his personality traits include being from DC, being from Maryland, always being correct, and being a journalist. Contrary to popular belief, Jonas is not actually the most important person in Willard Exec. While Jonas may be far from elusive, be sure to say hi when you see him!

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Social Chair

David Samson

he/him

The Social Chairs plan all Willard social events, including Willard Formal, create new events, and help Willard residents bring their event ideas to life!

David Samson is a second-year student from Hartland MI (near Ann Arbor), studying Journalism with minors in Global Health and Political Science. He’s passionate about music (specifically playing piano and singing in choir), running, and Chipotle. He also writes for North by Northwestern. David’s procrastination skills are that of legend in Willard, so you can likely find him in the FFL until at least 2 a.m. every night.

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Social Chair

Margaret Sprigg-Dudley

she/her

The Social Chairs plan all Willard social events, including Willard Formal, create new events, and help Willard residents bring their event ideas to life!

Margaret is from Cincinnati, Ohio and is majoring in history and environmental policy and culture (though that is subject to change). She is a member of SOLR (students organizing for labor rights), does improv, and is a barista at the coffee shop in Main library. If she’s not doing work she’s probably consuming media, whether that be a Neil Gaiman show, New Girl, a Trevor Noah special, or something else.

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Academic Chair

Ellen Darmstadter

she/her

The Academic Chairs maintain communication with Willard faculty and associates, encourage student-associate interaction, and run events involving Associates, like High Table.

Ellen Darmstadter (she/her) is from Madison, Wisconsin majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders and Global Health. She is involved in NSSLHA (National Student Speech Language Hearing Association) and works in a CSD research lab. You can probably find her crocheting in the WFFL or spending time on the lakefill when the weather is nice. Ellen is so excited to be one of the Academic Chairs in Willard and loves meeting new people, so be sure to say hi and tell her about your favorite classes!

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Academic Chair

Cate Rose

she/her

The Academic Chairs maintain communication with Willard faculty and associates, encourage student-associate interaction, and run events involving Associates, like High Table.

Cate Rose (she/her) is a second-year intending to double major in Computer Science and History. She loves the academic community at Northwestern and is so excited to work with Ellen to host events and help foster connections between students and faculty! Cate is a 23-24 Peer Adviser and is part of the Northwestern chapter of Active Minds, The Daily Northwestern, and the NNN. Outside of schoolwork, she loves to sketch, rewatch sitcoms, and play with her dog, Sadie!

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Diversity and Inclusion Chair

Kalaiya Corbin

she/her

The Diversity and Inclusion Chair works to foster an inclusive, empathetic community within Willard that promotes the wellbeing of all students through events and other initiatives.

Kalaiya (she/her/hers) is a second year majoring in Psychology and Sociology with a minor in Russian and Eastern European studies. When she's not writing research papers or reading very short class readings, she enjoys hanging out with friends, painting, writing poetry and sleeping (fun fact: she has slept in Allison dining hall and all her friends loveee to bring up). She could talk about Law and Order, horror movies and BTS (all red flags tbh) all day long. If you see her pretending that she can study in the WFFL, don't hesitate to introduce yourself !!

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Food and Fireside Chair

Ainsley Lauer

she/her

The Food and Fireside Chairs recruit Fellows and Willard residents to give Firesides and organize all Munchies and other food-driven events.

Ainsley Lauer is a second-year from Cincinnati, Ohio majoring in psych. In her free time, you can find her trying to find the best coffee shop in Evanston, taking walks around the lakefill, or crocheting in the WFFL. She's excited to meet everyone in Willard, so make sure to say hi if you see her around! She's also always looking for ideas for Munchies or Firesides and would welcome any suggestions!

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Food and Fireside Chair

Maggie Schneider

she/her

The Food and Fireside Chairs recruit Fellows and Willard residents to give Firesides and organize all Munchies and other food-driven events.

Maggie Schneider (she/her) is a second year majoring in English and Biology. She is from New York City, a fact which comprises approximately 75% of her personality. In her free time, she enjoys watching the sunset at Norbucks, walking down Forest Avenue, and playing piano. Her close acquaintances will also acknowledge the fact that she has a propensity for misquoting Virginia Woolf. If you see her in the WFFL, come and say hi!

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Public Relations Chair

Mya Copeland

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The Public Relations Chair publicizes all Willard events to the LISTSERV, social media, and Woochat and designs and sends out the Weekly Woo to remind residents of events and important information.

Mya is a journalism major with a history minor from St. Louis, MO (she went to Kirkwood). When she's not chasing down sources for NBN, you'll find her looking for a track on campus or listening to music (here's hoping their record player starts working soon). If you're ever looking for them, don't worry: she'll be wearing platforms and cool (handmade) earrings. You can usually find them in some nook they probably shouldn't be in or dyeing their hair in the dorm bathroom.

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Service and Philanthropy Chair

Megan Lin

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The Service and Philanthropy Chair oversees service events, projects, and a newsletter to connect Willard residents to the local community.

Megan is a sociology and social policy major. She is a younger twin, foodie, kdrama lover, professional sleeper, and Ice Spice’s PR manager. She has moved multiple times throughout her life before arriving in Evanston for college. In her position as service and philanthropy chair, Megan would like to connect Willard peeps to the local community in a both fun and meaningful way even if our time here is short. Feel free to contact her if you’d like to promote an event/club or just talk about anything.

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