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Leadership

The Council provides leadership to the Pres House community. Members commit to serving on the Council for an academic year and help shape what happens at Pres House.

Leadership on the Council is open to all students and young professionals. 2018-2019 Council profiles are below.

2019-2020 Application Dates for Leadership Council
March 1, 2019 – Applications Due (Applications will be available by December 2018)
March 12, 2019 – Applicants notified
April 14, 2019 – Transitional Council Meeting (1:00 – 3:00 PM)
May 17-19, 2019 – Council Retreat at Lake Waubesa Bible Camp

Pres House Clare Aeschbacher
Clare Aeschbacher

Degree are you pursuing; anticipated graduation year:
Environmental Sciences and Community & Environmental Sociology, Spring 2019

Favorite place on campus to hang out:
The climbing wall at the Union

Becca Bedell
Becca Bedell

Degree are you pursuing; anticipated graduation year:
I’m an MFA creative writing student in poetry, graduating in spring 2019

Fun/random fact about yourself:
I’m known for my beatboxing and trumpet impression

Pres House Meridith Bone
Meredith Bone

Degree are you pursuing; anticipated graduation year:
Psychology; Spring 2021

Fun/random fact about yourself:
I am a “foster parent” for an orphaned African elephant named Olare.

Taya Briggs

Degree are you pursuing; anticipated graduation year:
Spanish and nursing, and hoping to graduate in 2021

Something you love about Pres House:
One of the many reasons that I fell in love with Pres House is how welcoming and inclusive everyone is. Even my first day, a bunch of people came up and greeted me!

Steven Chapman

Degree are you pursuing; anticipated graduation year:
I’m a third-year graduate student studying organic chemistry. Planning to graduate Spring 2021 or 2022.

Fun/random fact about yourself:
I can recite the number pi to 50 decimals.

Jacob Dahl

Degree are you pursuing; anticipated graduation year:
Chemistry, 2020

Favorite place on campus to hang out:
I love to go through the tunnel under the medical sciences building

Kara Fontana

Degree are you pursuing; anticipated graduation year:
Biology and Music Performance (Harp); Spring 2020

Something you love about Pres House:
The wonderfully welcoming environment!

Erik Franze

Degree are you pursuing; anticipated graduation year:
Political Science, Environmental Studies, and Native American Studies, expected graduation Spring 2020

Fun/random fact about yourself:
I can play piano with my nose (and hands too)

Emily Johnson

Degree are you pursuing; anticipated graduation year:
Biology and Spanish with hopes of graduating in the spring of 2020

Fun/random fact about yourself:
I am a yoga instructor, so namaste is a regular part of my vocabulary.

Ebenezer Ojo

Degree are you pursuing; anticipated graduation year:
Biochemistry B.S. Graduation year: spring 2021

Favorite place on campus to hang out:
I like to spend a lot of my free time on the terrace by the lake

Jessica Prom

Degree are you pursuing; anticipated graduation year:
Biology, Global Health, and Environmental Studies; Spring 2020

Something you love about Pres House:
How genuine everyone is (members and staff)

Theresa Schinkowitch

Degree are you pursuing; anticipated graduation year:
Human Development and Family Studies, Psychology, Spring 2021

Fun/random fact about yourself:
I sang to a newly married couple on a bridge in Central Park.

Silas Setterstrom

Degree are you pursuing; anticipated graduation year:
Computer Science (and Political Science?), Spring 2021

Favorite place on campus to hang out:
Bascom hill when the weather is nice, appearing to study but most likely not

Beatrice Tan

Degree are you pursuing; anticipated graduation year:
Actuarial Science & Risk Management and Insurance; May 2020

Fun/random fact about yourself:
I am pursuing my 7th language on campus this semester—Korean!

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