Our 2020-2021 Officers
Jordan is fourth year Construction Management major. He first joined the club in his sophomore year, but as soon as he met the amazing Habitat for Humanity community, he dove in headfirst. The ability to meet great people while aiding those in need, and to participate in something that will prepare him for his career meant that Habitat for Humanity was the perfect fit for him. He had the time of his life on the Collegiate Challenge trip to Winston-Salem, North Carolina last year. Some of his favorite hobbies include giving dogs belly rubs until their back legs shake and going to Gator sports events (especially if a free shirt is included).
Vice President of Administration
Shannon is a third year Microbiology and Cell Science major with a minor in Art History on a Pre-Med track. She joined Habitat during the fall semester of her freshman year because she wanted to meet new people and help the Alachua county community. Last year, she served as our club’s social chair, and she loved planning events for our members, volunteering at builds, and getting to know everyone. Outside of Habitat, she also enjoys spending time with her roommate, their dog and two cats, baking, and spending time outdoors.
Vice President of Builds
Ashley is senior from Cocoa Beach majoring in Anthropology and minoring in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences. She plans to go to graduate school to get her master’s in social work and work with victims of domestic violence. She joined Habitat in Summer 2019 and has loved learning building techniques whilst helping Alachua families! Habitat has offered her a place to make some really great friends and make positive impact her community. Outside of habitat Ashley likes to go hiking, running, going to the beach and hanging with her friends. She is so excited to have a safe and impactful year with everyone!
Lindsey is a graduate student studying Accounting from Jacksonville, FL. She started volunteering with Habitat two years ago and has enjoyed every second. She loves being able to help the Alachua County community and meeting new people from a variety of backgrounds. When she is not volunteering with Habitat, Lindsey enjoys going to concerts, traveling, doing puzzles, and spending time with her friends and family!
Leanne is a second year biology major from Boca Raton, FL. She joined habitat her freshman year after learning of the great impact the organization has on the families involved and wanting to help. She loves seeing the progression of the houses on the builds and getting to know the great people in the club. Leanne’s interests include traveling, playing sports, surfing, spending time with her dog, and watching old Friends episodes.
Collegiate Challenge Chair
Nate is a Junior year construction management major. He is someone who seeks love and gratification from working towards his goals. He finds working hard to beat the deadline of a term paper and making conscious decisions to direct the course of his day allows him to use his mind more than any instantly gratifying activity. People often say he is quiet, compassionate, and skilled at facilitating peace between others. He is especially drawn to working with others to accomplish the construction of affordable housing.
Phillip is a senior studying Business Administration. Phillip started volunteering for Habitat for Humanity his freshman year of high school to help in his community and be social with his friends, and he joined UF Habitat in Spring of 2019 for the same reasons. He likes cycling and trying new foods, and he's grateful to Habitat for all great people he's met and the awesome friends he's made!
Quinn started volunteering with Habitat her freshman year because she wanted to explore extracurricular opportunities outside of her comfort zone. She has always enjoyed volunteering and working outdoors, and Habitat just seemed like a great fit. Quinn enjoys playing intramural sports with the Habitat crew, going to the beach, and eating way too much food. Quinn considers Habitat to be the most welcoming organization she has experienced at UF due to the similar passions everyone shares for helping those in need on and off the build sites.
Francesca is a Sophomore studying International Studies and Economics. Francesca started volunteering in High School and became an administrative assistant at the Habitat Restore in her junior year. She decided to continue volunteering when she got to UF, and she finds the work very rewarding and loves working with the homeowners. Francesca enjoys reading, playing tennis, and video editing when she's not volunteering with Habitat. Francesca is thankful to have met so many people who are so kind and work their hardest to help others. She considers it a great way to meet others while also helping to build your community!
Public Relations Chair
Sean is a first year graduate student studying Geosystems Engineering and is from Sunrise, FL. Sean has been volunteering with Habitat in Broward since the summer following his freshman year at UF and joined the UF chapter at the beginning of his second year. Since joining the club, he would often look forward to the builds at the end of each week and saw them as a way to give back to the local community and learn some new skills along the way. Outside of habitat, Sean enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and camping. He is looking forward to having another great year with UF Habitat!
Taylor is a sophomore majoring in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology. Habitat was the first club she joined, and she dove in headfirst by going on the Collegiate Challenge to North Carolina to work on houses for a week - without any prior experience. This trip was eyeopening for Taylor, as she enjoyed getting out in nature, meeting new people, and helping those in need. Now being a part of the Habitat for Humanity board, she is excited to continue volunteering and devoting her time to this club. In her free-time, Taylor enjoys playing guitar, getting in touch with her creative side, and binge-watching worthy TV shows on Netflix.
Kevin is a first year Master’s student studying Applied Physiology & Kinesiology and Philosophy. Kevin was originally inspired to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity from one of his colleagues who volunteered with Habitat in the past, and Kevin always wanted to get more involved with it but wasn’t aware of the opportunity on campus. Kevin considers his experience in Habitat to have been absolutely wonderful so far—claiming it’s the people who make it great. He believes that volunteering one’s time to build homes speaks to the character of those who serve. The club members, site overseers, and others involved with this work make it great.