SAB 2013-2014 Board Announced
Student Advocacy Board (SAB) Mission Statement
The Student Advocacy Board (SAB) is an umbrella organization that manages and supports the students at the Center for Social Concern by developing relationships in which the SAB and students groups are accountable to each other. The board works to increase volunteerism on campus by expanding the profile of student group activities and special events. Feel free to contact the advocacy board at 410-516-2351 or by email to volunteer@ jhu.edu.
To achieve these goals, the SAB advocates on behalf of its groups and serves as a liaison for the groups to the Center for Social Concern. We have two committees: outreach and advocacy. Outreach leverages more Hopkins resources into specific target communities. Advocacy works to promote community involvement on campus, specifically for non-student groups to do service, and to raise the visability of the Center and its programs. As a result, we hope to create a sense of wholeness for all groups that can extend to the Baltimore area that we serve.
Student Advocacy Board, 2012-2013
Laura Bartos, email@example.com
Hi! My name is Laura Bartos and I’m from Rochester, NY. I’m a senior studying Public Health and Sociology. I’ve been involved with JHU Girl Scouts, Story Pals, and a sprinter and jumper on the Hopkins Track and Field team throughout my time at Hopkins. I’ve also worked with a non-profit organization in Baltimore City that address youth health needs in city neighborhoods. Through my experience with Baltimore neighborhoods and schools, I’ve been exposed to Baltimore’s unique community problems and ways community organizations are addressing them. With SAB, I know Hopkins can become a part of the solution through volunteering and making lasting connections with community members.
Em Cooper, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi everyone, I'm Em Feder Cooper. I'm a senior here at Johns Hopkins, majoring in Psychology and Anthropology, minoring in Entrepreneurship & Management and with a deep passion for Spanish/Latin America. This is my third year on SAB and throughout my time in Baltimore I've been involved with Higher Achievement Program, various Hillel service projects and am an active member of Incentive Mentoring Program. My dream at Hopkins would be to see every member of our community be more engaged and take part more in what goes on in the surrounding community - of course with a personal preference for service, but also importantly the arts, exploration, the restaurants, etc. I have a passion for food, traveling, and people.
Stephanie Dontas, email@example.com
Sarah Jabour, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello! My name is Sarah Jabour and I am sophomore Public Health and International Studies major. I love meeting and learning from new people in the Hopkins and Baltimore community. At Hopkins, I am involved with Best Buddies, Hopkins Farmhands, and Hopkins Clay Initiative. Baltimore is such an amazing, quirky city with so much to offer, and through SAB I cannot wait to get more involved in our community.
Nina Mermelstein, email@example.com
Hi! I'm Nina and I am from Long Island, New York. I am a sophomore majoring in Public Health and minoring in Entrepreneurship and Management. Last year I joined Students Consulting for Non-profit Organizations (SCNO) and MedLife. I have been involved in the Tutorial Project and The Healthy Community Initiative. I traveled with and interned for a non-profit global aid organization. I think that Hopkins students have a lot to offer the Baltimore community and vise versa. I'm excited to be involved in SAB and help to create that exchange.
Rachel Riegelhaupt, RHR4765@gmail.com
Hey everyone! My names Rachel Riegelhaupt and I’m a sophomore studying International Studies and Visual Arts. On campus, I’m an active member of both the Incentive Mentoring Program and Habitat for Humanity. As a representative of the SAB, I’m excited to venture further into the huge variety of service opportunities that our neighborhood offers, but I’m even more excited to see our school as a whole become more involved in the communities that exist outside the borders of the Homewood campus.
Chumin Gao, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chumin is a sophomore majoring in Public Health and minoring in Psychology. She has been involved with Health Leads and SHARE since freshman year. Not only is volunteering a great way to interact with and improve the community, but it is also fun way to discover new passions. Chumin is on the advocacy committee and encourages everyone to explore Baltimore with the CSC groups!
Hilary Matfess (and friend Bryan!) , Sophomore, email@example.com
Hilary is a Sophomore International Studies Major from Augusta, Georgia. She believes that volunteering in Homewood and in the greater Baltimore area is a great way to get to know the campus and city. By working the the CSC through SAB, Hilary hopes to encourage students to get involved and to really find what they're passionate about in the community.
Stephen Park, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello! My name is Steven Park, a Junior studying Neuroscience at Hopkins. Attending numerous information sessions of community service groups at Hopkins,I realized that one’s participation in community service should not be guided by the popularity and success of the group itself, but by the importance of the cause of the group. I want to foster a student body that seeks to create positive changes in a particular issue that is special and important for every individual. Working wholly withthe board members and embracing the opinions of the student body, I hope to strengthen our positive impact in the community."
Paraskeve Plestis (Vicky), email@example.com
Ariel Rosen, firstname.lastname@example.org (abroad Fall 2012)
My name is Ariel, and I am a junior from Chappaqua, New York studying Public Health and Latin American Studies. I am forever grateful for the inspiring, passionate community leaders of Baltimore that I have met so far through the Center for Social Concern, and I look forward to meeting many more during my next two years here. At Hopkins, I am involved in the Student Advocacy Board of the Center for Social Concern, Healthy Community Initiative, and Habitat for Humanity. Also, I am passionate about public health nutrition and am excited to be the SAB food liaison as well.
Ayresleigh Rowland is a junior studying Anthropology and French. Ayresleigh has worked for the Johns Hopkins Tutorial Project as a student worker since her freshman year, and her involvement on campus inspired her to seek out more service opportunities in the community. She now is co-director of the student group CRASH, which seeks to teach basic health education to Baltimore City youth. She has also been involved with the CSC as a Community Impact Intern and as a student of two Community Based Learning courses. Her engagement with various organizations in Baltimore has become one of the most significant aspects of her undergraduate education, and she looks forward to building stronger partnerships between students and the greater community.