EXECUTIVE BOARD

Meet the 2020-2021 Executive Board

Click on their picture for more info on each of our executive board members!

Allison Thomas
Co-President and Brigade Leader: Medical/Dental
Senior, International Studies, Spanish, Biology

Previous Brigades:
Medical/Dental Nicaragua May 2017
Medical/Dental Ghana May 2018
Medical/Dental Honduras January 2019

"I am passionate about GB because this organization allows its members to not only serve the communities in which we work, but to work alongside community members in order to create sustainable communities."
Elysa Katz
Co-President and Brigade Leader: Public Health/Water
Senior, Health Sciences

Previous Brigades:
Public Health Honduras January 2019

"Global Brigades is such a powerful organization. You are truly working with community members to help the needs of their own community. I am forever thankful to Mizzou's GB chapter and GB as a whole for giving me the opportunity to find my passion in life and be able to peruse it at a young age."
Rachel Rupp
Fundraising Chair
Junior, Nursing

Previous Brigades:
Medical/Dental Honduras Brigade in May 2019

"I wanted to be apart of GB because of my interest in health and commitment to service-oriented organizations. I love GB because it reinforced my decision to pursue nursing and allowed me to fulfill my passion of serving others while still making progress toward a better community through the holistic model."
Sophia Gerling
Public Relations Chair
Junior, Human Physiology and Translational Sciences with minors in Psychology, Biology and Public Service

Previous Brigades:
Medical Ghana May 2019

"Global Brigades reminded me why I want to be a physician. Going to another country and learning about different needs than our own was a life changing experience. I hope that everyone gets to experience the world in the same way that I did!"
Ashtyn Bevans
Membership Chair
Sophomore, Biochemistry and Psychology

Previous Brigades:
Medical/Dental Honduras January 2020

"One thing that I simply admire about Global Brigades is the lasting impact the organization has. By working to empower communities so they can sustain themselves in the long run, they are able to flourish and provide more needs to the people around them. "
David Sniatkewicz
Recruitment Chair
Junior, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, Spanish

Previous Brigades:
Medical/Dental Honduras January 2019

"GB has provided me with new friendships, opportunities, and experiences that have helped me feel more comfortable in my college experience and in my pursuit for medical school. It has been one of the most rewarding and fulfilling organization I have joined on campus."
McKenna McGuire
Outreach Chair
Sophomore, Pre-Nursing

Previous Brigades:
Medical/Dental Honduras January 2020

"Global Brigades stole my heart the second we landed in Honduras, and everyday after that. Community members are so grateful for our service, and it is amazing opportunity to serve alongside such driven and compassionate Mizzou students."
Anastasia Compton
Finance Chair
Senior, Biochemistry

Previous Brigades:
Medical/Dental Honduras January 2019

"I love GB because GB is more than voluntourism. The main focus is always on the communities and sustainability after the brigade is over."
Peyton Ogle
Brigade Leader: Public Health/Water
Second Year Graduate Student, Public Health

Previous Brigades:
Medical Panama 2016
Medical Nicaragua 2017 Medical Ghana 2018 Leadership Institute Honduras
Water Honduras 2019

"I love Global Brigades because of the personal connection volunteers make with the community members we partner with. The sustainability goals feel personal and achievable when working with these awesome people!"
Lydia Cooper
Brigade Leader: Medical/Dental
Senior, International Studies and Psychology

Previous Brigades:
Medical/Dental Nicaragua 2017
Medical Ghana 2018
Medical Ghana 2019

"Coming into my freshman year at Mizzou as a premed International Studies major, I knew I wanted to gain experience with health abroad. GB has opened up my world to the point of changing my career path! Thanks in part to GB, I now have a clearer idea of what I want to do in the world as I learn and strive to serve others."
Juan Gonzalez
Brigade Leader: Medical/Dental
Sophomore, Biology with minor in Italian

Previous Brigades:
Medical/Dental Honduras January 2020

"GB’s holistic model of helping communities become self-sufficient and its continuation of our work after we leave the community is the reason why I enjoy being apart of Global Brigades."
Catherine Everett
Brigade Leader: Medical/Dental
Sophomore, Biochemistry and Psychology

Previous Brigades:
Medical/Dental Honduras January 2020

"On my brigade in Honduras, I truly fell in love with Global Brigades and their mission. Everyone I met, whether it was a fellow brigader or a GB staff member, was so passionate, caring and driven. I can't wait to lead a brigade to share my passion for service!"
Theresa Scheier
Brigade Leader: Medical/Dental
Sophomore, Biochemistry

Previous Brigades:
Medical/Dental Honduras January 2020

"My Global Brigade gave me appreciation for the simple joys of life’s every moment, and I cannot wait to lead a brigade that will allow others to have the same amazing experience!"
Grace Mihal
Brigade Leader: Medical/Dental
Sophomore, Biochemistry

Previous Brigades:
Medical/Dental Honduras January 2020

"I love GB because it gives me so many opportunities to learn and grow from the world around me while serving others and meeting so many amazing new people!"
Josh Revnew
Brigade Leader: Business
Junior, Finance

Previous Brigades:
Business Honduras January 2020

"I wanted to become an officer within GB because I have a passion for service and the holistic model of GB really resonated with me after going on my first brigade. Even though we’re in strange times right now, I hope that we can all work together to make this year a successful one!"
Andrew Mudd
Brigade Leader: Business
Junior, Accounting

Previous Brigades:
Business Honduras January 2020

"I joined Global Brigades because I saw that it is an organization that not only focuses on helping people but also gives the communities that they help the resources in order to sustain themselves."
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