2020-2021 DLC Executive Board

Meet Our Team!

Tom Flunker

tflunker@gustavus.edu

Advisor

 Jorge Omana Palma

He/Him/His

jomanapa@gustavus.edu

Co-Chair

Aimen Zara

She/Her/Hers

azara@gustavus.edu

Co-Chair

Amanda Braun

abraun3@gustavus.edu

Secretary

  Jorge Aimen3  
  Welcome, My name is Jorge Omana and I am one of the Co-Presidents of the Diversity Leadership Council this year! This is my second year on the Executive board! Last year I was the treasurer and had a blast! I am a senior Elementary Education major with a Spanish minor. Apart from being in DLC this year, I am also a Collegiate Fellow in Norelius! In my free time, I like to go on walks or out to the arb and hammock, I also like to hang out with friends (socially distant of course) and watch something on Netflix or play some games! DLC is important to me because it is a way to get other organizations together, have amazing conversations about inclusion (especially this year), and other fun and important topics!!! Last year, although cut short, was still very productive! This year, I hope to continue the efforts that we started last year. Most importantly, this year, I just want to be there for our 27 organizations and support them and the Gustavus community in whatever they need! I hope to see you all around and thanks for stopping by! Hasta Luego!!!  Hello everyone! My name is Aimen and I'm one of the Co-Chairs of DLC this year. I'm a senior International Management major with a Strategic Communication Studies minor. I'm an International Student from Islamabad, Pakistan (6981 miles away). Apart from DLC, I'm the Crossroads CF in International Center and the Co-President of the Muslim Student Association. In my free time, I like to paint, watch movies and hang out with my friends. DLC is very important to me because when I was a first year, I really looked up to DLC, the events they put on and the support they offered to student organizations. So, I want to carry that forward and make DLC a place of support and encouragement for other people.   

Kaitlyn Gruber

She/Her/Hers

kgruber@gustavus.edu

Public Relations

Chelsea Boyden

She/They

hsugebo@gustavus.edu

Parlimentarian

James Miller

He/Him/His

jmille17@gustavus.edu

Ethics Chair

 

 

Treasurer

DLCKaitlyn3
Chelsea
DLCJames  
Hi Friends! My name is Kaitlyn gruber and I am the Public Relations Chair for DLC this year. I am a senior Chemistry and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology double major. I am currently the Chemistry Department Academic Assistant, do organic photochemistry research, am a Organic Chem TA, and in the Chemistry Club. Outside of the lab, lol, I enjoy spending time with my roommates, watching movies, and taking naps! I am so excited to be a part of DLC this year, and work with many amazing students and student organizations. DLC is an outstanding community of support and does a great job at building lasting collaborations and relationships. 
 
Hey y'all! My name is Chelsea Boyden and I am the parliamentarian for the Diversity Leadership Council this year. I am a senior triple major in Political Science, Philosophy, and Peace, Justice, & Conflict Studies with a minor in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies (I promise this is not as obnoxious as it sounds). Along with being in DLC this year, I am also one of the co-chairs for Building Bridges and am a Gustie Greeter. In my free time, I love learning more about astrology and interpret birth charts on the side, practice tarot and other forms of divination, and am an avid Avatar: The Last Airbender stan. I value the experiences that I've had in DLC as a student rep for WAC in the past and I am SO excited to serve DLC in this capacity this year. One of my favorite parts of DLC is how it supports other organizations and fosters really important and crucial conversations that need to be had more. I'm so excited to see all of the ways that DLC will work and operate this year in new innovative and accessible ways. 
Hello! My name is James, and I am this year's Ethics Chair for DLC. I am a senior Biology and Geography major . Outside of DLC, I am a Co-President of Big HIll Farm, an executive board member in Building Bridges, a Gustie Greeter, and a member of the Public Deliberation and Dialogue team. In my free time, I enjoy biking and taking walks through the prairie in the arb. I really value the work that DLC does on this campus, and I am grateful for the opportunity to be involved with this community. Especially amid the pandemic, I hope that DLC can offer opportunities to gather in community, offer support, and build new connections with one another.