Executive Board 2016-2017


Co-Chair: Quinn Andersen

Quinn is a junior Political Science major with a minor in Economics. She is currently the President of the Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority and have previously been involved with Student Senate in various roles. She is one of this year's Co-Chairs of the Building Bridges conference. 


Co-Chair: Liz Toeben

Liz is a senior Psychology major with minors in Biology and Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies. She is co-chairing Building Bridges after 3 years of involvement, and she is also the administrative director of Student Senate. She is a language and technology specialist in the Culpeper through which she founded the exploring sign languages group. Liz is also a TA for anatomy and physiology, and a student researcher in the Center for Developmental Science. After Gustavus, she is pursuing a position with the Peace Corps to do pediatric and maternal healthcare in Zambia.


Logistics Chair: Jessica Le

Jessica Le is born and raised in Hanoi, Vietnam. She is currently a sophomore with an International Management Major and Political Science and Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies minors. During her tenure at Gustavus Adolphus College, she has developed her interest with social justice and human rights, concerning with variety of topics such as activism, war crime, refugee rights, women’s rights, and LGBT rights. Jessica has been involved in Building Bridges since her freshman year and served as an Action Piece member. 

Higher Education Liaison: Alexis Sienczak

Alexis Sienczak is a junior Biology major from Red Wing, Minnesota. This is her first year on Building Bridges and she serves as the Higher Education Liaison. She is responsible for contacting other institutions, high schools, colleges, organizations, to attend the annual Building Bridges Conference. Alexis is further involved with Big Partner Little Partner and A Moment of Magic.Her interests lie in global sustainability methods and pursuing a career in research orientated marine biology.

Finance Chair: Alex Jensen

Alex Jensen is a junior History and Political Science double major, originally from Cambridge, Minnesota. This will be his second year in Building Bridges, after spending his previous year as a committee member. Outside of Building Bridges, Alex is involved with College Democrats, Womyn’s Awareness Center, Residential Life, and the Faculty, Board, and College Committees.


Public Relations Chair-Social Media: Rebecca Engel

Rebecca Engel is a junior Psychology and Sociology/Anthropology double major. This is her first year working with Building Bridges. She is heavily involved with Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority. As the Public Relations Chair, Becca is in charge of all things social media including updating the webiste, and udating the public on all of the fun events happening with the conference.

Public Relations Chair-Graphic Design: Prabu Singh

Prabhjot Singh is a junior Biology and Studio Art Major. Along with Building Bridges, Prabhjot is involved with various groups and teams on campus including Study Buddies, Track and Field, Multifaith Leadership Council, Tri Beta, and Residential Life at Gustavus. She is the graphic design PR Chair. She works with all branches of BB (workshops, events, and action piece) to help reach out to students/campus/community members via posters and social media to get the word about events sponsored/hosted by the building bridges organization.

Organizational Manager: Ellen Kneeskern

Ellen Kneeskern is a senior English and Psychological Science Honors double major. On campus, she is the Community Coordinator for the International Center, am a researcher in the Center for Developmental Science, work in the Office of the Chaplains, and am a part of the Gustavus Nordic Ski Club, along with being the Organizational Manager for the 2018 Building Bridges Conference. As the Organizational Manager she serves as the Building Bridges risk manager, assists in dispute resolution, acts as the Action Piece liaison, and assists with administrative tasks.