University of Florida

Officers


Erica LaboissoniereNatalie Miaoulis

President
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Hometown: Bronson, Florida & Abaco,Bahamas 

Natalie Miaoulis is a Food and Resource Economics graduating senior with an International Economics Specialization. She is currently enrolled in the 4+1 one graduate program pursuing a Master of Science in FRE. Natalie graduated from Santa Fe College with an A.A. degree in Agribusiness and is a member of Alpha Zeta Honors Fraternity and Golden Key International Honors Society. After graduation, Natalie plans on taking over the U.S. branch of her family business, Abaco Neem, and working in the agricultural finance sector. Her hobbies include: cooking, baking, working out and any outdoor activity on/in the water.

Andrew HernandezAndrew Hernandez

Vice President of Member Relations
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Hometown:  Miami, Florida

Andrew Hernandez is a graduating senior Food and Resource Economics major with a specialization in Marketing and Management and pursuing a minor in leadership. Andrew graduated with Honors from Santa Fe College where he completed an A.A. degree. While attending Santa Fe College, he was actively involved with the student body and in the local community; he held an executive position as President of the student Organic Gardening Club. His future plans are to purse a graduate degree and work in the agribusiness industry. During his free time, Andrew likes to volunteer, play video games, read, hike and enjoy any other outdoor activities.

Emily TaylorEmily Taylor

Vice President of Industry
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Hometown:  Jacksonville, Florida

Emily Taylor is a graduating senior in Food & Resource Economics with a specialization in Agribusiness Marketing & Management. With a love of shopping and theme parks, Emily plans to pursue a career in retail or hospitality management. Emily has previously interned for the Walt Disney Company and Walgreens. In addition to serving as the Vice President of Industry, Emily also serves on the David Miller Center for Retail Student Advisory Board. In her free time Emily spends time at Walt Disney World and also likes to play Settlers of Catan.

Lamar JahnaRussel (Rusty) Dame

Secretary
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Hometown:  West Palm Beach, FL

Rusty Dame is a Food and Resource Economics junior specializing in International Trade and also completing a minor in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. After graduation, Rusty plans to attend graduate school in the Food and Resource Economics Department and complete a research project related to Aquaculture and Fisheries in South Florida. His hobbies include snorkeling, basketball, volleyball, fishing, and scuba diving.

Joel HillerUlrich Adegbola

Treasurer
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Hometown: Benin, West Africa

Ulrich Adegbola is a Food and Resource Economics senior specializing in Agribusiness Marketing and Management and is currently working on his research project on long-term seed storage. Ulrich holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from his hometown, Benin, West Africa. He also earned an A.A. degree in Business Administration, graduating with the Highest Honor, in December 2013 from Santa Fe College where he was also a Student Assistant. Planning a career in Agribusiness Marketing, Ulrich hopes to have his own business, and also endeavors to contribute in the development of the food sector in Africa. Ulrich loves travelling and enjoys any outdoor activities. He is set to graduate in December 2015.

Rayna WankoyeRayna Wankoye

Historian
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Hometown: Niamey, Niger

Rayna Wankoye is a Food and Resource Economics graduating senior specializing in International Economics and minoring in International Development and Humanitarian Assistance. She has been in the United States since 2010 and completed an A.A. degree in Business Administration from Santa Fe College. She is currently a member of the 2015 Gator NAMA marketing team and is responsible for preserving our Chapter history by creating the Annual Report. Rayna would love to work for the United Nations when she graduates in spring 2015, "where need exists for economic development and opportunities." In her spare time she loves traveling, cooking and volunteering.

 

Hunter Daniel PhotoJohn Wallace

Parliamentarian
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Hometown:  Orlando, Florida

John Wallace is a Food and Resource Economics senior specializing in Agribusiness Marketing and Management.  Before transferring to UF, John graduated from Santa Fe College with an A.A. in Business Administration.  His goals after graduation are to work his way up to an upper-management position within an agribusiness company optimizing his personable management style and accomplishing goals in the most efficient and effective possible manner.  John enjoys playing golf and going to the beach in his spare time.

Nakia MartinMaria Diaz

ALSCC Representative
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Hometown: Barcelona, Venezuela

Maria Diaz is a Food and Resource Economics graduating senior specializing in Agribusiness Marketing and Management. She is currently enrolled in the FRE 4+1 graduate program and plans to complete a Master's thesis related to agricultural labor issues. Maria has been in the United States since 2010 and describes her life as a "very adventurous journey". She states that she has, "met a wonderful variety of people, each of whom has impacted me greatly in my life. I am very thankful for all of the opportunities UF has offered me and a look forward to the adventures that lay ahead of me." After finishing her graduate degree, she plans to start her own agricultural business mainly focusing on opportunities in Venezuela, Mexico and the United States of America. Her hobbies include reading, drawing, and origami.

Nakia MartinIllan K. Sweitzer

ALSCC Representative
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Hometown:  Abidjan, Ivory Coast, West Africa & Gainesville, Florida

llan K. Sweitzer is a Food And Resource Economics junior specializing in Agribusiness Marketing and Management, who came in the USA from the Ivory Coast in West Africa in 2009. He attended the Rock School of Gainesville for his junior year in high school before attending Santa Fe College where he graduated with Honors, earning an A.A. degree in Accounting.  He is a member of the PHI THETA KAPPA International Honor Society. Always highly involved in school activities, he was the Vice President of the Santa Fe French Club and volunteered to help students learning to speak French. As an entrepreneur at heart, his aspirations are work with companies that need people who are searching for constant growth. In his free time Ilan loves to play basketball, work out at the gym, read personal development books, and network with people.  He is passionate about serving and giving back to this country that gave him the opportunity to change his life. After earning his B.S. in the spring of 2016, his short-term plans are to complete a Master of Science degree in Management and work toward taking the C.P.A exam.