Student Engagement Council - Members

Meet the 2021 SEC Members

The UMMA SEC is a group of students with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences whose goal is to expand what UMMA can be for the campus community. SEC is dedicated to creating a culturally inclusive community through programmatic efforts, and amplifying student voices to shape the museum.

2021 SEC Members

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Krista Albertins
Krista is a junior studying History and Political Science with a minor in Museum Studies. She is interested in museum education and in building connections between the UM community and the UMMA. Krista is also a docent at the Kelsey Museum of Archeology and a member of the UM competitive Model United Nations team.

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Lea Baker
Lea Baker is a junior at the University of Michigan majoring in Art History and minoring in Entrepreneurship. Currently, she is the Marketing Director of Girl Up Michigan, where she manages a platform for students to spread awareness about current events. She also has made numerous infographics for Girl Up. She is interested in intersectionality, identity, and art. At the UMMA, she hopes to be able to create more events and opportunities for students to get involved.

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Anneke Benison
Anneke is a senior studying Classical Civilizations, Museum Studies, and Medieval and Early Modern Studies. She enjoys learning the history of culture, especially through the arts, and then bugging her friends with what she’s found. Through the SEC, she has been able to better explore the way her interest in history and the arts can be shared with others.

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Kaeli Brennan
Kaeli is a junior studying Economics and Art History at the University of Michigan College of LSA. She is interested in the intersection of art and business. Her passion for the arts has led her to get involved at UMMA, where she aims to strengthen the connection between the museum and the student body.

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Haley Carter
Haley is a first-year graduate student in the School of Social Work. With a background in Art History, she is passionate about the intersection between art and social work. Haley believes deeply in the power art and museums can have to transform individuals and communities and to open dialogue.

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Zoey Chopra
Zoey is a third-year MD/PhD candidate and aspiring physician-scientist. Though knowing close to nothing about art, he grew up in the world of museums and continues to dabble in the Classics. He is excited to reconnect with the Ancients at UMMA.

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Emily Considine
Emily is a senior BFA student in Art & Design at the University of Michigan, hoping to become an illustrator. In addition to her involvement with UMMA, she’s done various illustrations, comics, and design work for Arts at Michigan, The Michigan Daily, Forbidden Stew, and ArtsEngine.

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Maria Fields
One of Maria’s favorite childhood memories was visiting the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) on the weekends and for years Maria participated in theater. In fact she has acted at the Detroit Music Hall. As an industrial and operations engineering major Maria still enjoys visiting art museums and going to theaters in her free time. She particularly has an appreciation for the arts in STEM and looks forward to continuing to explore STEAM.

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Kilala Ichie-Vincent
Kilala is a junior in the Taubman school of Architecture. She enjoys researching and understanding ways in which our society works and how the world influences people.

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Sehrish Hussain
Sehrish is a Junior dual-degree student pursuing a Bachelor in Fine Arts and Bachelor in Business Administration along with a minor in Museum Studies. For her, the intersection between business and art lies in making sustainable changes in powerful art agents like museums to make them more inclusive and equitable for artists. She values uplifting underrepresented artists' voices and is excited to do just that and more by working at the UMMA.

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Sophia Layton
Sophia explores arts and culture writing as an instrument for imbedding herself deeper into both local and global communities of contemporary art and fashion. She is a senior in University of Michigan’s History of Art department and is minoring in Museum Studies and Asian Languages and Culture.

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Clara NúÑez-Regueiro
Clara is a sophomore triple majoring in English, PitE (Program in the Environment), and Art History. When she's not perusing new UMMA installations, you can find her writing for The Gargoyle Humor Magazine or crocheting funky sweaters for her loved ones. Her passions include DIY art and music shows, punk and riot grrrl, fibercraft, and home movies.

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Jacob Ward
Jacob is a junior in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance pursuing a BMA in Performance with a Minor in Performing Arts Management and Entrepreneurship. Recently, he was appointed Digital Fashion Editor of SHEI Magazine, the official arts, fashion and culture publication at the University of Michigan. Merging his interests in music, fashion, and current events has led him to work at the UMMA to amplify the student voice.

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Angie Zhang
Angie comes to UM following more than a dozen years spent studying at the Juilliard School, where she was a Kovner Fellow. Currently pursuing a DMA in Piano Performance and a MM in Fortepiano Performance, she looks forward to contributing to UMMA as an artist-citizen who is interested in exploring the infinite possibilities of music as an engagement tool and creative outlet in the museum and the greater community.

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