Ayesha Amsa is our current Social Media Manager. She is a sophomore Public Policy major with a focus on Race Policy and is currently in the International Studies (IS) Scholars program. Along with SPARC and mental health, Ayesha also does advocacy on issues surrounding racial equity and decolonization with her involvement in Students for Justice in Palestine and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee within the Student Government Association. She also loves hanging out with her friends, watching TV shows, and anything funny
Kristen Brockett is a founding member of SPARC, as well as one of our Co-Presidents. She is a senior government and politics major and an alum of the Public Leadership (PL) Scholars program. She is passionate about caring for others and mental health awareness, and believes that having respect for everyone around her is key in life. When not working with SPARC, Kristen works on the Bylaws Committee for her sorority, Gamma Phi Beta, and the Sexual Misconduct Committee within the Student Government Association. She also enjoys spending time with her friends, swimming, and hiking.
Ferddy Gedeon is our Vice President of Internal Affairs. She’s a junior psychology major who’s thinking of double majoring in marketing. She’s also an alumna of the Science, Discovery, and the Universe (SDU) Scholars program. Ferddy is most passionate about social justice. She loves to educate on injustices as well as do her part in eradicating them through her involvement in clubs, protests, sit-ins, etc. She hopes to further this involvement through her part in SPARC. In her free time, Ferddy loves to read, write poetry, and discover new music.
Roxanna “Roxy” Kazem is one of our Co-Presidents this year. Roxy is a Junior Finance and Information Systems double major and Public Leadership (PL) alumna. This year she hopes to build a strong connection with the incoming scholars class of 2022 and to get more involved with other clubs across campus. Along with her work with SPARC, Roxy has worked to increase the accessibility of reproductive health care for students off and on campus. In her free time, Roxy likes to read on the mall, hit up galleries and museums, and hang out with her friends and family, and her dog Cooper.
Ciera Miller is our current Community Outreach Coordinator. She is a junior Environmental Science and Policy major and an alumna of the Environment, Technology, and Economy (ETE) Scholars Program. Ciera is interested in connecting with people and with the community while trying to improve and educate about the surrounding environment. Outside of SPARC activities Ciera is involved in UMD Women’s Ultimate Frisbee, loves watching stand up comedy, hiking, and rewatching the Harry Potter series.
Garrett “Garry” Mogge is a sophomore Broadcast Journalism and Human Geography major from Baltimore, Maryland. He has been involved with SPARC since his freshman year, and is the Public Relations Coordinator. Garrett is a member of the College Park Scholars: Environment, Technology and Economy program. He writes Freelance news stories for the Diamondback Newspaper and enjoys getting involved on campus. In the summer, he works as a whitewater raft guide. He also enjoys whitewater kayaking, cross-country skiing, backpacking, watching Netflix, looking at his phone, traveling, studying maps, and generally screwing around.