President | Grace Oyenubi
Grace is a second year Social Work student. She is incredibility passionate about the the School of Social Work and its propensity for fostering change not only within itself but on the UT campus as well. Grace wants to pursue a future in policy making and advising and hopefully attend law school.
Hometown: Temple, TX
Hobbies/Weekend Activities: She usually spends her weekends watching Netflix and Hulu or spending time with her church family.
Fun fact: Her favorite spot on campus is the 3rd floor bathroom in the Union Building (you should check it out ;))
Favorite food: yellow curry and lasagna
Irrational Fear: She is incredibly afraid of watching new or unknown movies on Netflix because she's scared that she might not like them.
Social and Service Chair | Madeline Nassif
Madeline is a second year student in the School of Social Work. She is involved in the Philanthropy Education Program with the school's development department. She feels a deep commitment to the school and its community, and can't wait to work on building bonds with her peers through Council events. Madeline hopes to pursue nonprofit fundraising in the future.
Hometown: Sugarland, TX
Social Work interests: fundraising for nonprofits
Hobbies/Weekend Activities: She enjoys volunteering at AIDS Services of Austin and visiting the Green belt on sunny days. She loves yoga, long drives, and listening to the Kings of Leon.
Favorite Food: Duck Breast
Irrational Fear: Wasps
Vice President | Amy Castilo
Amy is a second year student in The School of Social Work and is planning to gain a minor in American Sign Language through the Liberal Arts Program. On campus, she is a first year mentor to students for the Gateway Scholars Program, and a member of the University Leadership Network. Amy hopes to gain a Master (or beyond) in Social Work and work towards a career in either a hospital, school, or go into private practice.
Hometown: Houston, TX
Social Work interests: Children, Social Justice, Education Reform, Women's rights, and Low-Income families.
Hobbies/Weekend: Spending time with her friends, baking, binge watching tv shows, singing and trying new activities.
Favorite musical artists: Eminem, Sam Hunt, Chance the Rapper, and Adele
Fun fact: Amy loves pugs and muscials
Financial Director | Sarah Hudson
Sarah is a second year student in The School of Social Work and pursuing a degree in Spanish through the Liberal Arts Honors Program. She hopes to expand the role of Social Work Council as a uniting factor within the School of Social Work. On campus she is involved with Students Against Cruelty of Animals, Liberal Arts Refugee Alliance, and is a Peer Educator with Peers for Pride. Sarah hopes to become a clinical social work.
Hometown: Arlington, TX
Social Work interests: mental health reform
Hobbies/Weekend Activities: Volunteering at Austin Pets Alive and going running down Congress Ave. and writing
Fun fact: She loves cats, Tegan and Sara, and donuts from Wheatsville Co-op.
Irrational Fear: Misspelling words in emails and tweets.
Administrative Director | Brooke Bernard
Brooke is a sophomore double majoring in Sociology and Social Work. On campus, she serves as a mentor through the Gateway Scholars Program and is excited to help fulfill the vision for the council this year. Brooke's plans for the future is to have her own private practice and non-profit organization, as well as developing policies in the areas of mass incarceration and education.
Hometown: Port Arthur, TX
Social work interests: criminal justice, low-income families, education reform, children, and minorities.
Hobbies/Weekend Activities: Talking, Spending time with friends and family, volunteering, dancing, snapchatting, and vacationing.
Favorite Food: Enchiladas, Mac and Cheese, Meatloaf, and Dirty Rice.
Fun fact: Brooke is scared to get on an elevator by herself and rain flooding.
Additional council executives:
Advisor - Alexis George