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.

2018-19 President’s Aides

Yaffa Ali headshot

Yaffa Ali

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Jamestown, N.C.
Major: Psychology

Jules Amosah headshot

Juleo (Jules) Amosah 

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

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Savannah Baber

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Garner, N.C.
Major: English; Politics & International Affairs

Morgan Briggs

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn.
Major: Business & Enterprise Management; Religion

Justin Browning

Justin Browning

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Morganton, N.C.
Major: Anthropology

Ella (Ellie) Bruggen

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

Lauren Burns

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
Major: History; Politics & International Affairs

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Brooke Christensen

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Lancaster, S.C.
Major: Biology

Grace DeHorn

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Granger, Ind.
Major: Sociology; Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Damilola (Dami) Fakunle

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

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Coleman Greene

Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Richmond, Va.
Major: Philosophy; Politics & International Affairs

Cesar Grisales

Cesar Grisales

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

Julia Haines

Julia Haines

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Chapel Hill, N.C.
Major: Computer Science; Mathematical Statistics

Lindsey Hannah

Lyndsey Hannah

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Durham, N.C.
Major: Sociology

Heidi Hunt

Heidi Hunt

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: San Anselmo, Calif.
Major: Art History; English

Marian Isdahl, 2017-18 President's Aide

Marian Isdahl

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
Major: Health & Exercise Science

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Walter Jackson

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

Erica Jordan

Erica Jordan

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

Smiti Kaul, 2017-18 President's Aide

Smiti Kaul

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
Major: Computer Science

Sophie Leruth, 2017-18 President's Aide

Sophie Leruth

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Williamsburg, Va.
Major: Politics & International Affairs; Spanish

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Avery McClure

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
Major: Economics; English

Jackson Miles

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Hartsville, Ohio
Major: Economics; English

William Morgan, 2017-18 President's Aide

William Morgan

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

Danielle Mozingo

Danielle Mozingo

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Newport, N.C.
Major: Philosophy

Dalia Namak

Dalia Namak

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

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Katherine (Kylie) Reed

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

Danny Reeves

Danny Reeves

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Hershey, Pa.
Major: Politics & International Affairs

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Quentávious (Q) Revis

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Pinetops, N.C.
Major: Accountancy

Matt Schlosser

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Brandon, Fla.
Major: English; Politics & International Affairs

Wubetu Shimelash headshot

Wubetu Shimelash

Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Denver, Colo.
Major: Communications

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Amanda (Mandy) Spangler

Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Cranberry Township, Pa.
Major: Politics & International Affairs

Francis Sto. Domingo

Francis Sto. Domingo

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Cheraw, S.C.
Major: Biology

Selina Tesfai

Selina Tesfai

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Indian Trail, N.C.
Major: Health & Exercise Science

Abby Trombley

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Shelburne, Vt.
Major: Politics & International Affairs

Frida Islas Valdez

Frida Islas Valdez

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

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Amanda Wilcox

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

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Blake Wynveen

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Bentleyville, Ohio
Major: Business & Enterprise Management

Emmanuel Yamoah

Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Bronx, N.Y.
Major: Computer Science

Celia Zhou

Celia Zhou

Class Year: Junior
Hometown: Cary, N.C.
Major: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Apply to be a President’s Aide


The application for the 2019-2020 class of President’s Aides will open mid-December 2018 and close early-March 2019.