University of Wisconsin–Madison

Current Leadership Team Members

Michael Brandon Dixon

Marketing Chair

Michael (pronouns: him/his/him) is currently a senior majoring in Communication Arts (Radio-Television-Film). He joined AHA junior year and became the Marketing Chair of AHA his senior year. He loves to spend time with friends and family, play video games, and destroy the bourgeois (or you can say hit the gym). His favorite part about AHA is the friends he’s made within its community, and the impact they made on him as a person.

Hezekiah Gillies

AHA Intern

Hezekiah is a first year intern. He is a freshman majoring in evolutionary biology and his hobbies include, reading, spending time with family and friends, writing, and music. His favorite part of AHA is the welcomeness and weekly meetings that continue to inspire him.

Jessica Iverson

Technology Chair

Jessica (pronouns: she/her/hers) is currently a sophomore studying Astro-physics. 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.

Sam Kluck

Programming Chair

Sam is a sophomore studying kinesiology and japanese. She works as the programming chair for AHA. In her spare time, she enjoys boxing, ultimate frisbee, reading, and watching anime. Her favorite part of AHA is being able to present new topics in the weekly Thursday meetings.

Julia Meyer

Volunteering Chair

Julia (pronouns: she/her/hers) is a sophomore studying Political Science and English. She primarily dedicates her time to community outreach through advocacy for safe-sex education, reproductive rights, and progressivism within modern-day politics. AHA has given Julia a platform to secularly pursue volunteer work, and for that she is incredibly grateful.

Emily Pyszora


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 Salm

Vice President

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.

Wenzhe Teng

Outreach Chair

Wenzhe Teng is a freshman majoring in Economics and History. He enjoys reading history books and playing board games with friends. His favorite part of AHA is meaningful discussion with other inspiring members.