Emmalee (pronouns: she/her/hers) is currently a sophomore majoring in actuarial science. She joined AHA her first semester as a volunteer officer in order to be more involved on campus,and she was co-treasurer her freshman year, and Treasurer her Sophomore year. She appreciates being in AHA because it’s a secular community of people that talk openly about their ideas and values.
Amol (he/him/his) is a junior studying Mathematics, Economics, and Classical Humanities, with a certificate in Leadership, and will study International Human Rights Law. Amol is a “third culture kid,” which means that his parents are from different places, and it is hard for him to define “home.” His time growing up was divided between Dubai, UAE, Canada, Toronto, Canada, and Doha, Qatar, among other places in the Middle East; with his multicultural background, he believes it is important to learn something new from every single person he meets. While there was a strong religious impact on him, and the expectation to pursue a technical field, he always knew he was going to dedicate his life towards social justice. Outside of AHA, Amol works as a paid advocate for the student government on campus, serves as Vice President of the Socratic Society, and represents the student body in various shared governance committees. In his free time, he plays the classical guitar, and reads as a literary fanatic and an admirer of history, both within and outside his roots.
Jessica (pronouns: she/her/hers) is currently a freshman studying Computer Science. She joined AHA freshman year, started as a volunteer officer, and then became the Technology Chair. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, deep emotional talks, and everything space. Her favorite part about AHA is how she can have intellectual conversations every week on an array of topics. AHA has created a community for Jessica that she cherishes and values greatly. She hopes to be able to change lives for the better through her AHA work.
Emily (pronouns she/her/hers) is a senior that is majoring in social welfare and sociology and is planning to get a master’s degree in social work. In her spare time, Emily loves to spend time with her friends, family, and cats. She enjoys to golf, play volleyball and kayak in the warmer months. She also loves to travel and see new places as much as she can. Her favorite part of AHA is the friendships and support system that she and members can gain from this community.
Gwen (pronouns: she/her/hers) is a junior studying biology. She came to UW-Madison in the fall of her sophomore year in pursuit of intellectual conversation with genuine people and found that in AHA. Outside of school and work, Gwen enjoys playing guitar and attending rock and indie concerts as often as possible.
Jasmine (pronouns: she/her/hers) is a graduate student pursuing a Masters of Science degree from the Department of Landscape Architecture, focusing on Ecological Restoration.She has always wanted to be a part of a secular community but she has always lived in areas too rural to provide much of one. Jasmine was very excited to come to AHA and have a community to be a part of and have a fun venue at which to make like-minded friends.