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READ ABOUT THE SEE COMMUNITY

 

Operations Team

 

President

Reines Maliksi 

Hello, I'm Reines and I'm a senior pursuing a dual degree in information science and journalism. In addition to being a SEE Director, I’m also the UMD campus intern for CDW and an RA in Oakland Hall. When I'm not busy working, I'm usually making Spotify playlists, reading a good book, or going on adventures with my best friends.

The President is responsible, but is not limited to, the overall coordination of the entire organization. Duties include running weekly Executive Board meetings, arranging an organizational retreat at the beginning of fall semester and acting as a liaison for SEE to the SGA, The Stamp Advisory Board, the SEE Funding Board and the campus community. In addition, the President also coordinates the recruitment and interview process for new SEE Directors. It is the responsibility of the SEE President to oversee all decisions made and actions taken by any of the branches of the organization. The President is a member of the Operations Team.

 

VP of Finance

Allison Fear

Hi, I’m Allison and I am a senior in majoring in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and minoring in Project Management. Outside of SEE, I am involved in Alpha Omega Epsilon (engineering sorority), Mortar Board and ClarkLead. If you see me around campus feel free to say hi!

The VP of Finance will be responsible for supervising all financial and budgeting activities relating to all branches of SEE. They  will act as a liaison between the SEE Funding Board and SEE Executive Board. They will submit the budget requests detailed in Article V of this Constitution, in conjunction with the SEE Program Coordinator and SEE President, as well as track revenues and expenditures through all SEE accounts. The VP of Finance will also be responsible for all activities related to fundraising and financial development. The VP of Finance is a member of the Operations Team.

 
 
 
 

Membership Director

Austin Spangler

Hello! I’m Austin and I am a senior International Relations and Chinese double major. When I’m not recruiting new members for SEE, you can find me making your bubble tea at the Spot Mini, going for runs around Lake Artemesia, or meditating at the creek behind The View :)

The Membership Director is responsible for coordinating and recruiting new members to SEE.  This includes coordinating General Interest Meetings at the beginning of each semester (or as deemed appropriate), coordinating communication with alumni, and planning and implementing Incoming Director training. The Membership Director helps members of the SEE Executive Board to effectively supervise the committees and teams for which they are responsible and create an atmosphere for bonding among SEE members. The Membership Director will further be responsible for coordinating the VIP Reception at Art Attack and an end-of-the-year banquet.

Office Managers

Jules Escarda

Hi, I’m Jules! I’m a senior studying Information Science with a minor in Business Analytics. Outside of the SEE office, you can find me doodling on my iPad, reading a fantasy novel, and binging Ghost Adventures even though I’m scared of the dark. I also enjoy traveling, playing video games, and taking personality quizzes that are scarily accurate.

Alyssa Pryputniewicz

Hi!! I’m Alyssa, a junior majoring in aerospace engineering from Massachusetts. Outside of SEE, I’m a member of UMD’s club track team, Gemstone, and Women in Aeronautics and Astronautics. 

The Office Managers are responsible for the maintenance of the SEE office, taking minutes at the SEE Executive Board meetings, coordinating payroll, assisting the SEE President and Program Coordinator and managing all daily transactions. The Office Managers are members of the Operations Team.

Production Team

Hospitality Director

Taneen Momeni

Hello! I’m Taneen, and I am a journalism major and Spanish minor. When I’m not being hospitable with SEE, you can find me working or teaching at Eppley Recreation Center, taking photos around campus, and clumsily skating on my roller skates. 

The Hospitality Director coordinates the hospitality needs for all SEE events including event staff and performer needs, as well as coordinates Motorpool. The Hospitality Director is also responsible for the overall atmosphere in the greenroom setting at SEE events. The Hospitality Director is a member of the Production Team.

Venue Director

Abby Callas

Hi there! My name's Abby, and I'm an information science major, and creative writing and general business double minor, here at UMD. On-campus I'm also involved with Technica (hackathon for underrepresented genders) as their executive team director, and I'm a part of a writing club called Novelist Support Group. Most days you can find me relaxing in a coffee shop (or working at one!) doing homework, reading a book, or organizing my life with Notion.

The Venue Director is responsible for coordinating the venue needs of all SEE events. This includes reserving venues, determining venue set-ups, ordering non-technical equipment and accommodating extra venue needs such as parking permits. They  must follow University of Maryland policies to conduct a bidding process when selecting off-campus contractors. The Venue Director works closely with event programmers to determine needs and make sure all requests are met. They work with various campus departments such as Event and Guest Services, the Department of Transportation Services, Campus Recreation Services and Facilities Management, among others. The Venue Director is a member of the Production Team.

Technical Director

Maggie Letvin

Hey! I’m Maggie, a sophomore art studio and immersive media design double major with a minor in art history. I love lighting and sound design and have a passion for creating art that makes an impact. When I'm not doing art or tech you can find me hanging out with friends, playing guitar, trying to learn how to skateboard, or attending a local concert. 

The Technical Director coordinates all technical and mechanical aspects of SEE events (lights, sounds, etc.) and helps manage the ProTeam. The Technical Director will organize and schedule crews for all events. In addition, the Technical Director will be the primary contact for all communication with The Stamp A/V Department and outside contractors.  The Technical Director must follow University of Maryland policy to conduct a bidding process for selecting outside contractors. The Technical Director is a member of the Production Team.

Security Director

Brady Greenburg

Hi, I’m Brady and I am a Junior majoring in Marketing. I am from Baltimore, Maryland and I am a huge Baltimore Orioles and Ravens fan. I enjoy playing the piano and the guitar and I dabble with DJing when I have time. On campus, I love going to Marathon Deli and going to all of the basketball games.

The Security Director coordinates security needs for all SEE events. The Security Director contracts police and police aides, as well as trains and coordinates the ProTeam to provide security for various SEE programs. The Security Director is also responsible for conducting meetings with the talent and/or talent’s manager prior to each show to coordinate a security plan unless previous arrangements have been made. The Security Director is responsible for overseeing the safety of all SEE staff, performers and audience members at all SEE events. Lastly, the Security Director is responsible for the ProTeam and any communication between the ProTeam and the SEE Executive Board. The Security Director is a member of the Production Team.

Programming Team

Cinema Director

Nathan Steighner

Hey! I’m Nathan, and I’m a sophomore physics major. Outside of SEE, I am involved in the UMD Beekeeping Club, Horticulture Club, and Society of Physics Students. I’m a proud Marylander, and I love going to the movies, making sandwiches, and anything that involves dogs.

The Cinema Director is responsible for coordinating a diverse range of film showings and film related events including offerings in the Hoff Theater of The Stamp. This Director is also responsible for programming an event for Fall Welcome, at their discretion.

Comedy Director

Kathryn Whitehead

Hi! I’m Katie, and I'm a sophomore mechanical engineering major from New Jersey. Outside of SEE, I am involved in the UMD Hyperloop Team and Alpha Omega Epsilon. I love exploring DC, going to all the Terp basketball games, and anything movie related!

The Comedy Director is responsible for the coordination and programming of comedy events, including an event during the university’s Homecoming week and student comedy showcases. They  will strive to program diverse comedy events in The Stamp, but may also venture to Ritchie Coliseum, Xfinity Center and Maryland Stadium.

Concerts Director

Aliya Daniels

Hi all! I'm Aliya, a senior communication major with a focus in media & digital, and a history minor! Some things I love doing are: taking photos, filming videos, getting into a conspiracy theory video hole on YouTube, traveling and simply eating a good bagel (New Jersey people do know what I mean). Hit me up if you ever want to talk history, politics, A24, or literally anything.

The Concerts Director is responsible for overall coordination, conceptualization, programming and management of large-scale musical events reaching a wide range of musical tastes including, but not limited to, the annual Art Attack concert. The Concerts Director programs in venues such as Ritchie Coliseum, Xfinity Center and Maryland Stadium.

Lectures Director

Jenna Prasad

Hello! I’m Jenna, a junior majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Astronomy. On campus, I’m part of Alpha Omega Epsilon engineering sorority and the Society of Women Engineers. When I’m not programming a SEE event, you can find me making music, ordering food from the Spot Mini, or keeping up my (so far) 150 day long Duolingo streak. 

The Lectures Director is responsible for the coordination and programming of lectures and speaker-oriented events on campus. They will also strive to provide a wide variety of learning opportunities in The Stamp through engaging and enriching programs.

Performing Arts Director

Marjorie Antonio

Hi, I’m Marjorie! I’m a rising senior studying (Art) History and (Asian) American Studies from Baltimore via Manila. Outside of SEE, I’m involved with the Asian American Student Union, Terpoets, Stylus, the creative arts journal, and Writers’ House. In my free time, I love playing the Sims and Cities Skylines, wandering around D.C. museums, and watching the latest kdramas! 

The Performing Arts Director is responsible for programming live, unique performances that range from theatre to dance to poetry with an emphasis on events not covered under the concert, lecture or comedy areas. They  will also strive to provide a wide variety of enriching cultural opportunities in The Stamp. The Performing Arts Director is jointly responsible, along with the Special Events Director, for the organization, coordination and management of Art Attack Day Events.

Special Events Director

Emmanuel (Manny) Papastefanou

Greetings! My name is Emmanuel and I am senior environmental science and policy major. When I'm not serving cool tech for our events, you can probably find me chilling lake-side at Lake Artemesia right here in College Park! I love cats but I love putting on events even more.

The Special Events Director is responsible for all non-musical, non-performing arts events.  In addition, they may coordinate SEE contributions to Maryland Day, New Student Welcome and community building events in The Stamp at their discretion. The Special Events Director is jointly responsible, along with the Performing Arts Director, for the organization, coordination and management of Art Attack Day Events.

Traditions Director

Alyssa Pryputniewicz

Hi!! I’m Alyssa, a junior majoring in aerospace engineering from Massachusetts. Outside of SEE, I’m a member of UMD’s club track team, Gemstone, and Women in Aeronautics and Astronautics. 

The Traditions Director is responsible for working in collaboration with the Manager for Student Programs, other SEE Directors, and other Stamp staff members to program events for the campus community to build and maintain Stamp and UMD traditions. These events may include but are not limited to the Stamp All Niter, Terp Carnival and Homecoming Events, and Maryland Day Events in the Stamp. The Traditions Director is a member of the Programmers Team. 

Promotions Team

Advertising Directors

Julia Camina

I’m Julia, a senior studying business with a concentration in marketing and art history. I am a member of the Strategic Design and Innovation Fellows program in the Smith School of Business, as well as a member of the Alpha Mu Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Phi. This past summer, I had the opportunity to intern with Marchesa under the E-Commerce department. I’m a proud New Yorker, I love boating with my family, and I have an adoration for anything and everything fashion.

Sarah Shapiro

Hi!  I'm Sarah and I am a senior Chemistry major and a Humanities, Health, and Medicine minor on the pre-pharmacy track.  Outside of doing my weekly SEE duties, I am a part of the American Chemical Society, the Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and the Pre-Pharmacy Society.  Some things that I love to do in my free time are listening to music, doodling, and watching anime.

The Advertising Directors are responsible for the creation of all promotional print and digital materials for each event such as advertisements, flyers and posters. The Advertising Directors are also responsible for researching and developing new advertising formats and coordinating the printing of all promotional materials. The Advertising Directors are also a member of the Promotions Team.

Public Relations Director

Sydney Maccagnan

My name's Sydney Maccagnan and I am a junior marketing major. Outside of SEE, I am a mentor for SmithStart and work as a travel agent. When I am not busy with SEE’s social media, I am reading on McKeldin Mall or hanging out in SEE’s office. 

The Public Relations Director is responsible for coordinating all written and verbal communication between SEE and the general public specifically through news and media outlets. Their  responsibilities include writing press releases, updating information outlets and managing social media accounts. The Public Relations Director will be the sole SEE contact for mass media outlets.  The Public Relations Director is also a member of the Promotions Team.

Multimedia Directors

Nolan Marks

Hello, my name is Nolan and I am a senior Marketing major!  While not coordinating SEE Multimedia, I also manage my own film and video production company. I am also an award-winning filmmaker and playwright with two short films, a stage play, and a feature under my belt with another feature on the way. In my free time, I enjoy exercise, finding great food, and going to the movies.

Emily Gallant 

Hi, my name is Emily. I'm a senior majoring in communications with a specialization in digital and media from New Jersey. Outside of SEE, I am an orientation advisor for incoming students and a member of Sigma Kappa. When I'm not going to my clubs' events you can find me talking about the latest pop culture, and complaining about the Maryland Bagels since they cannot compare to NJ or New York's. 

The Multimedia Director is responsible for generating and curating digital media content including, but not limited to, videography and photography.  They are  accountable for live recording and photography of the organization’s events, editing of media content, and the creation of videos and other supplemental promotional materials. The Multimedia Director is accountable for the content of the SEE website, including its accuracy, timeliness and usefulness, in addition to maintaining a digital archive of all SEE events. The Multimedia Director is also responsible for supervising all camera team personnel. The Multimedia Director is a member of the Promotions Team

Marketing Director

Izzy Maizes

Hi, my name is Izzy and I am a senior Communication major and Spanish minor! I am from Los Angeles, CA and I love all things involving reality TV, working out, and veganism! I am hoping to pursue a career in reality television production after graduation or in the marketing field. 

The Marketing Director is responsible for brainstorming, coordinating and implementing campus-wide marketing campaigns alongside the Promotions Team. The Marketing Director, in coordination with the Promotions Team, may assist in purchases of promotional materials for SEE events. The Marketing Director is responsible for targeting students and student organizations through email marketing, including the newsletter and listserv. They will assist the Public Relations Director in social media promotions, such as ticket giveaways and contests. Lastly, the Marketing Director is responsible for the Marketing Team and any communication between the Marketing Team and the SEE Executive Board. The Marketing Director is a member of the Promotions Team.

Research Director

Drew Fuentes

 Hey! My name is Drew and I am a senior Environmental Science & Policy major as well as a Spanish minor! I’m from right outside of Philly, but split my time between my hometown and South Jersey when I’m not at UMD. When I’m not doing my weekly SEE research duties, I am participating in UMD CHAARG, the ENSP student advisory board, or looking for new places to explore! I also love photography, binge-watching the same 5 tv shows, listening to music/podcasts, and traveling. (:

The Research Director is responsible for all research conducted for SEE throughout the year.  This includes, but is not limited to, conducting the annual Art Attack research survey. The Research Director is responsible for providing research for each program proposal made by a SEE Director. They  coordinate with other members of the SEE Executive Board, as well as programming boards at other universities, to ensure that meaningful and productive research is completed and used in decision making. The Research Director is a member of the Promotions Team.

Advisory Team

Manager, Student Programs

Laura Hood

Welcome! Hello! I am Laura Hood (she/hers) and I have the pleasure to co-advise Student Entertainment Events. For the past 8 years, I have been a full-time staff member of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union Activities Team where I also plan campus wide programming like Terps After Dark, UMD Homecoming, All Niter, and Maryland Day. I earned a Masters in Higher Education from the University of Delaware-Go Blue Hens and received my undergraduate Psychology/Minor in Fine Arts (Graphic Design) from Arcadia University-Go Knights! When I am not in the SEE Office, you will find me at the closest Starbucks or hitting the pavement around College Park listening to Comedy Podcasts, where I live with my husband (also staff at UMD) and daughter and we love all things UMD - Go Terps! 

Program Coordinator

David Bonilla-Ciferri

Hi! I'm David, and I'm the Coordinator for SEE. I graduated with my Master's Degree in Student Affairs from UMD in 2019, during which time I was also a Graduate Advisor for SEE! I loved it so much I decided not to leave. Before that, I earned a Bachelor of Social Work from Florida State University. When I’m not working with SEE, I’m usually hanging out with my cat, trying to keep my plants from dying, or reading a new book. 

Graduate Advisor

Alyssa Bower

Hello! My name is Alyssa and I have the privilege of being the Graduate Advisor for SEE. I am currently a first year M.Ed School Counseling student at UMD and looking forward to being on campus this year. I previously worked as a high school College and Career Adviser in Pennsylvania after I graduated with a B.A. in Strategic Communications from Susquehanna University. When not advising (you can tell where my passions lie), I am listening to true crime podcasts, trying a new coffee shop, watching trash TV (hello, Bachelor) thrifting books or clothes, and reading Wikipedia articles on any interesting topic that strikes my curiosity each day (and yes, I do actually donate to Wikipedia).