Bennion Center Student Board
The Bennion Center strives to be a student-directed organization in virtually every sense of the word. Our Student Board is composed of student leaders who represent each of the innovative community engaged programs and projects operating within the Bennion Center. These student leaders work collaboratively with each other, their programming areas, and staff partners to ensure positive outcomes, transparent processes, and strong relationships in all we do.
CARLOS EDUARDO RODRIGUEZ JR.
Howdy y'all, my name is Carlos Eduardo Rodriguez Jr. and I am a fourth-year student studying Chemistry with an emphasis in Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Utah. This year I will serve as the Chair Elect for the Alternative Breaks program and lead the Hunger & Food Justice AB in Seattle, WA. I'm looking forward to leading this trip because it is a combination of my interests in sustainability, social justice, and food. A fun fact about me is that I hate bugs unless they're Gucci.
Megan Peterson is a senior studying strategic communication. She has loved her time serving at the Bennion Center, going on Alternative Break trips, working with social media, photography, and marketing, and now leading the Scholars Leadership team. Megan has a passion for service and community, and plans on pursuing a career in the nonprofit sector after graduation. In her free time, you can find her going to the movies, baking, hiking, or making coffee.
Molly Hanrahan is a junior studying Health, Society & Policy, and International Studies. In addition to working with the fabulous Communication Team, she is the president of the Salt Lake Rotaract Club and a Bennion Center Scholar. Molly loves outdoor activities, music, spending time with family and friends, reading, superhero movies, and service!
Hyonoo is a junior working toward an honors degree in Biomedical Engineering. He is passionate and excited about working with the Bennion Center to foster resilient communities through civic engagement. Hyonoo likes to share knowledge, sing karaoke with friends, climb rocks, and backpack in the mountains.
Caitlin Gallivan is a second-year student majoring in Chemistry with a Biological emphasis. Caitlin currently works in a research lab, serves as a College of Science Ambassador, and is deeply involved in Housing and Residential Education. Caitlin will serve as the Resident Advisor for the Bennion Service House for the 2019-2020 academic year. In her free time, Caitlin enjoys hiking, camping, painting, and spending time with others. She is super excited to deepen her involvement with the Bennion Center and looks forward to a great, service-filled year with her amazing residents.
Abdul Osman is a senior majoring in Psychology. He has been involved with the Bennion Center for two years now, he is currently the Health and Ability issue area coordinator. Abdul is involved with the Council on Student Advancement (COSA), ASUU, and does research at primary children’s hospital! Abdul’s two favorite things are drinking boba and Frank Ocean! Abdul looks forward to another great year serving the BC as a student leader!
Hi! I'm a 4th year chemistry and biology major hoping to go into medicine.
I've worked with Utah Reads for a year and a half, and I am the site leader of Mountain View Elementary. I love working with Utah Reads because the students are all so amazing, and I love making an impact on the kids.
My hobbies are doing makeup and spending time with my friends and family.
BJK & JSwagg
BobbiJo is the Associate Director for Student Programs and is excited to work with committed staff and students in a variety of program areas. She is most excited by a commitment to justice, a willingness to work hard to make positive change, and respect. BobbiJo enjoys being outdoors, giant dogs, and hates lasagna.
Justin works primarily and proudly with the center's Alternative Breaks program. Co-founder of the BC's secret rebel alliance, Justin is committed to incognito activism, programmatic accessibility and inclusion, and individual accountability in justice learning. His passions include law, education, literature, and cheesecake.