2019-2020 Leaders

Faye Kollig (she/her)

Year: Sophomore

Major: Media and Information

Hometown: Midland, MI

Fun Fact About Me: I have seen Taylor Swift live three times and twenty-one pilots live twice (my two favorite bands!)

Favorite Quote: "Life is too short not to have really exciting hair" - JennaMarbles

I joined SSN because I was struggling with the transition from high school to college and needed to vent and make real connections with people, and I stayed because I did make real friends who would listen to me without judging me and it felt really good.

Abbey Graham (she/her/they/them)

Year: Senior

Major: Social Work

Hometown: Petoskey, MI

Fun Fact About Me: I taught my cat to "high five" over the summer. (Yes, I have the video to prove it!) 

Favorite Quote: "You're going to wear the shirt of the band you're going to go see? Don't be that guy." -- From the movie "PCU"

I joined SSN because I was feeling disconnected to the people around me and life in general, I started looking for a group to join that let me interact with others in a meaningful way. An email from the Spartan Support Network came at just the right time! Being a member and now a leader has helped me to feel less isolated in my experiences and I hope I can possibly help someone else navigate their journey through college. 

Christian DeMoss (he/him)

Major: Political Science
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Mason, MI
Fun Fact About Me: I've recently gotten into mini painting and really enjoy it!
Favorite quote: "Maybe it'd stop you trying to be so desperate about making more money than you can ever use? You can't take it with you, Mr. Kirby. So what good is it? As near as I can see, the only thing you can take with you is the love of your friends." - Grandpa Vanderhoff from the play "You Can't Take It With You"

I joined SSN to connect with people and make some friends.

Audrey Yoo (she/her)

Major: Human Biology

Year: Junior

Hometown: Okemos

Fun fact About Me: Some people collect stamps; I collect quotes

Favorite quote: “Until the day when God shall deign to reveal the future to mankind, all human wisdom is summed up in these two words: wait and hope.” - The Count of Monte Cristo

I joined SSN because I believe that mental health stigma is a real and serious problem. I hope for a future when mental health can be spoken of as openly as physical health.
 

Sarah Gesik (she/her)

Major: Psychology

Year: Junior

Hometown: Grand Rapids

Fun Fact About Me:I have been playing the trumpet for 10 years!

Favorite Quote: "The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared." - The Giver

As a freshman with social anxiety I had a hard time making friends, so I joined to meet new people who understand the struggle with anxiety, and now as a leader, I want to help other students feel more comfortable on campus!

Mawsoof Ali (he/him)

Year: Senior

Major: Psychology, 

Hometown: Zionsville, IN

Fun Fact About Me: I won a PS4 from Taco Bell in high school

Favorite Quote: "That's why I called my thing 'The Marathon.' 'Cause I, I'm not gonna lie and portray this ultimate poise like I been had it figured out. Nah, I just didn't quit... I ain't quit. I went through every emotion. I went through every emotion with tryna pursue what I'm doing." - Nipsey Hussle

I joined SSN because of my experience with mental illness. I wanted to find support and give others support as well. I wanted a network of genuine people I could relate to, and I found exactly that in SSN.

Caitlin Hiller (she/her)

Major: Psychology Major

Year: Sophomore

Hometown:

Fun Fact About Me:

Favorite Quote: "Going through things you never thought you'd go through will only take you places you never thought you'd get to." - Morgan Harper Nichols

I joined Spartan Support Network because I thought it was a great way to connect people on campus who would otherwise never meet. Also, it's a great outlet to express the stressful and unique experiences throughout college!

Lydia Barron (she/they)

Year: Senior

Major: English Literature with a minor in LGBTQ studies, 

Hometown: Royal Oak, MI 

Fun Fact:  I love creative writing, I write plays and poetry.

Favorite Quote: "Do all things with love!" 

I joined SSN because I was interested in connecting with more people who struggle with mental health (at the time SSN was more mental health focused). Joining SSN allowed me to make more friends on campus and find healthy ways to cope with my emotions.

Grace Lemley (she/her)

Major: Psychology

Year: Senior

Hometown: Brighton

Fun Fact About Me: I recently took up fishtaking as a hobby and my son, Blue, is thriving.

Favorite Quote: "You gotta risk it for the biscuit"

I joined Spartan Support Network because college can be really hard! I was struggling to make friends, to do well in classes, and with my overall mental health. I definitely found a family on campus with popel who understand what I was going through and who created a safe space for me to talk about it. Even if yo're nervous about joining I can definitely say you won't regret it 

Charlie Woodside (he/him)

Year: Junior

Major: Media and Information

Hometown:  Bath, Mi

Fun Fact About Me: I am not sporty by any means but I've being doing Judo for 14 years (since I was 6)

Favorite Quote: "Chain eil thu tuilleach's sean airson ionnsachadh fhathast" (Gaelic to English) "We are to learn as long as we live"

I joined Spartan Support because an actor in one of my films suggested it and it sounded like somethign I'd like, and I Do!

Emma Clemons (she/her)

Major: English with a minor in Women and Gender Studies, possibly adding Psychology too

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Ferndale, MI

Fun Fact About Me: I love to read and I read 80 books in 2019, my goal for 2020 is 100 books.

Favorite Quote: "All the stories are true" - from the City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

I joined Spartan Support Network because Gabby (Leader Development Director) introduced me to it and I thought it was cute so I became a member in Fall 2019 and I knew I wanted to be a leader and I love it. 

Hollyann Swart-Hollomon (she/her)

Year: Junior

Major: Social Work 

Hometown:  Big Rapids, MI

Fun Fact About Me: I can't snap my fingers or whistle 

Favorite Quote: "May the flowers remind us why the rain was necessary"  Xan Okure often than sometimes, I say go for it" - Shane Koyczan

I joined Spartan Support because I have a passion for mental health and I wanted to join a campus organization that works to release the stigma, I also like the way in which SSN values inclusivity and helps students to feel more comfortable on campus1I wanted to get more involved with mental health on campus!

Mithil Gudi (He/him)

Major: Neuroscience

Year: Junior

Hometown: Troy, MI

Fun Fact About Me: I like to snowboard and dance! 

Favorite Quote: "Be better than you were yesterday"

I joined Spartan Support Network in order to meet a new, diverse group of people. I was also looking for a community where we can discuss all kinds of topics from those that are more personal to those that are fun and lively. 

Evan Hardacre (she/her)

Year: Freshman

Major: Journalism with a PR minor

Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio

Fun Fact About Me: I am on the Spartan Sailing team and I always put chips in my man and cheese 

Favorite Quote: "Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart" - Winnie the Pooh

I joined Spartan Support in the hopes of contributing to the positive atmosphere that SSN provides for students. I wanted to help create a safe space for people to come and talk about whatever their hearts desire.

Natalie Spence (she/her)

Major: Psychology

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: 

Fun Fact About Me: I love chocolate chip cookies!

Favorite Quote: "Live Your truths" 

I joined Spartan Support Network to support my peers. Everyone deserves to talk to someone and sometimes it's hard to talk to those in your inner circle, so meeting people that are welcoming and supportive is a great way to cope with whatever's on your mind. I love that SSN has allowed me to meet some really great people

Jade Moros (she/her)

Year: Junior

Major: Doubling majoring in Neuroscience and Psychology with a minor in Cognitive Science 

Hometown:  Fowlerville, MI

Fun Fact About Me: I can snap with my thumbs and pointer finger 

Favorite Quote: "More often than sometimes, I say go for it" - Shane Koyczan

I joined Spartan Support because I wanted to get more involved with mental health on campus!