President’s Aides

President’s Aides are student leaders who serve as representatives of Wake Forest University and the student body and participate in a variety of University events throughout the academic year. In addition, President’s Aides meet regularly with President Nathan O. Hatch, providing an additional communication link between students and the administration. The group was established in 1989 during the presidency of Thomas K. Hearn, Jr. Dr. Hearn was interested in ways to stay in touch with students: to listen to their concerns, to learn from their perspectives and to give him a sounding board for ideas and initiatives.

Over time, President’s Aides also took on a “student ambassador” role, serving the President and the University as student representatives for a variety of University events. Today, President’s Aides represent students who have demonstrated leadership in academic life, student life and community service. The application process for President’s Aides begins in the spring when rising juniors and seniors can apply for open positions. A committee reviews all applications, conducts interviews and makes the final selection.

For additional information about President’s Aides, please send an email to Marybeth Wallace, Special Assistant to the President.

2019-20 President’s Aides

Adams

Kyle Adams

Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Henrico, Va.
Major: Philosophy

Jules Amosah 

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Winston-Salem, N.C.
Major: Computer Science

Beatty

Monet Beatty

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Winston-Salem, N.C.
Major: Biology

Jacob Berry

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Rutherford College, N.C.
Major: English

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Ellie Bruggen

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Winston-Salem, N.C.
Major: Politics & International Affairs

Riani Carr

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Silver Spring, Md.
Major: Sociology

Izzi Einhorn

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Major: Communication; Politics & International Affairs

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Dami Fakunle

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Louisville, Ky.
Major: Sociology

David Filston

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Thomasville, Ga.
Major: Physics

Taylor Fowlks

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Spartanburg, S.C.
Major: Politics & International Affairs

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Coleman Greene

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Richmond, Va.
Major: Philosophy

Bruce Haywood

Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Franklin Lakes, N.J.
Major: History

Alexander Holt

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Winston-Salem, N.C.
Major: Sociology

Maisie Howland

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Wayne, Ill.
Major: History; Politics & International Affairs

Walter Jackson

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Laurinburg, N.C.
Major: Politics & International Affairs

Lillian Johnson

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J.
Major: English

Joe Julian

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Hixson, Tenn.
Major: Anthropology

Maia Kennedy

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Winter Park, Fla.
Major: Business & Enterprise Management

Laws

Katherine Laws

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Concord, N.C.
Major: English

Jesse Lewis

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Seattle, Wash.
Major: Psychology

Andrew Logan

Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Johns Creek, Ga.
Major: Mathematical Economics

Doug Maier, Jr.

Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Parker, Colo.
Major: Finance; Philosophy

Caitlyn Margol

Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
Major: Psychology

Lauren Mauney

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Clermont, Ga.
Major: Politics & International Affairs

Neicy Myers

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Scranton, S.C.
Major: Sociology

Regan O’Donnell

Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Cohasset, Mass.
Major: Engineering

Peiris

Shayari Peiris

Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Lexington, Mass.
Major: Business & Enterprise Management

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Kylie Reed

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Roswell, Ga.
Major: Health & Exercise Science

Christian Ricci

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Oxford, Maine
Major: Politics & International Affairs; Theatre

Alice Romanov

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Roswell, Ga.
Major: Sociology

Shaltout

Yassmin Shaltout

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Winston-Salem, N.C.
Major: Anthropology

Jay Sherrill

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Cleveland, N.C.
Major: Politics & International Affairs

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Wubetu Shimelash

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Denver, Colo.
Major: Communication

Christian Suglia

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Vero Beach, Fla.
Major: English

Liz Torres-Ramirez

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Manassas, Va.
Major: Politics & International Affairs

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Amanda Wilcox

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Alexandria, Va.
Major: Economics

Andrew Wilson

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Olin, N.C.
Major: History

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Celia Zhou

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Cary, N.C.
Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Mutong Zhou

Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Shenzhen, China
Major: Psychology

Apply to be a President’s Aide


The application for the 2020-2021 class of President’s Aides will open mid-December 2019 and close early-March 2020.