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.

2020-21 President’s Aides

Adams

Kyle Adams

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Henrico, VA
Major: Philosophy

Amber Adkins 

Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Lexington, KY
Major: Psychology; French Studies

Mohamed Ahmidouch

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Greensboro, NC
Major: Biochemical & Molecular Biology

Kyle Blackburn

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Aldie, VA
Major: Mathematical Business

JB Blood

Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Ridgefield, CT
Major: Business & Enterprise Management; Politics & International Affairs

Lauren Carlson

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: New Canaan, CT
Major: Economics; Politics & International Affairs

Stevenson Cerisier

Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Austell, GA
Major: Health & Exercise Science

Annie Cohen

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Major: Spanish

Carolina Conway

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Boone, NC
Major: Anthropology

Rue Cooper

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Nassau, Bahamas
Major: Politics & International Affairs; English

Ally Deak

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Cary, NC
Major: Philosophy

Nyna DeWitt

Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Major: Engineering

Kirsten Fernando

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Huntersville, NC
Major: Chemistry; Psychology

Olivia Field

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Coral Gables, FL
Major: Politics & International Affairs

Claire Griffin

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Billings, MT
Major: Engineering

Bruce Haywood

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Franklin Lakes, NJ
Major: History

Riley Herriman

Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Westhampton, NJ
Major: Biology

Myah Hobgood

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Major: Sociology

Anna Hogewood

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Birmingham, AL
Major: Communications; Psychology

Samantha Horowitz

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Beeselys Point, NJ
Major: Politics & International Affairs

Alexandra Karlinchak

Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Erie, PA
Major: Politics & International Affairs

Peter Kuguru

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Major: Politics & International Affairs

Michelle Lazaran

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Corona Del Mar, CA
Major: English; Sociology

Rebecca Leathers

Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Major: Business & Enterprise Management

Shuton Liu

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC
Major: Mathematical Business

Andrew Logan

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Johns Creek, GA
Major: Mathematical Economics

Doug Maier, Jr.

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Parker, CO
Major: Finance

Caitlyn Margol

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Major: Psychology

Nicole Mitchell

Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Major: Psychology

Ali Morton

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Cedar Point, NC
Major: Biochemical & Molecular Biology

Tyler Myers

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Camp Hill, PA
Major: Politics & International Affairs; History

Regan O’Donnell

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Cohasset, MA
Major: Engineering

Eric Omorogieva

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Upper Marlboro, MD
Major: Politics & International Affairs

Naya Pearce

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Lawrenceville, GA
Major: Sociology

 

Kate Pearson

Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Mount Holly, NJ
Major: History

Shayari Peiris

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Lexington, MA
Major: Psychology; Philosophy

Pheng Pickett

Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Greensboro, NC
Major: Politics & International Affairs

Savarni Sanka

Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Major: Spanish; Politics & International Affairs

Ashwin Singh

Class Year: Junior
Hometown: West Chester, PA
Major: Politics & International Affairs; History

Cameron Smith

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Major: Communications, Theatre

Edna Ulysse

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Major: Politics & International Affairs

Joanna Yan

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Suwanee, GA
Major: Finance

Mutong Zhou

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

Apply to be a President’s Aide


The application for the 2020-2021 class of President’s Aides has closed. Applications for the 2021-2022 class will be made available in December 2020 and remain open until March 2021. We look forward to reviewing your application!