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THE PEOPLE BEHIND SEE

Click a director role to read its description and see who currently holds the position.
 

Operations Team

 

President

Yoad Merin | seepresident@umd.edu

Hi! My name is Yoad and I'm a senior economics and marketing major. When I'm not in the office, I'm usually still working on SEE-stuff! Outside of SEE, I love to watch sports, hang out with friends and family, or relax in my hammock on McKeldin Mall!

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

Divya Kapoor | seevpfinance@umd.edu

Hey hey! I’m Divya, a senior double majoring in Information Systems and Operations Management and Business Analytics (say that ten times fast). On campus, I research musicians’ musculoskeletal disorders within the Gemstone Program and am a proud member of Phi Chi Theta business fraternity among various other activities! When I’m not hanging in the SEE office, you can catch me in my element crafting playlists, figuring out how to record songs I’ve written, and winding down with some yoga.

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

Reines Maliksi | seemembership@umd.edu

Hello, I'm Reines and I'm a junior information science and journalism double major. In addition to being a SEE director, I am also the UMD campus intern for CDW and currently have a second internship with Degy Entertainment. When I'm not busy working, I'm usually making Spotify playlists, reading a good book or vlogging with my best friends.

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

Emily Gallant | seeofficemanager@umd.edu

Boma Tende  | seeofficemanager@umd.edu

Hi, my name is Emily. I'm junior majoring in communications with a specialization in digital and media from New Jersey. Outside of SEE, I am an orientation advisor for incoming students, a member of Sigma Kappa, and UMD chaarg. 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 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.

Hi, my name is Boma and I'm a senior majoring in Information Science and Studio Arts. I am a team leader for the Maryland Mentor Corps and a member of Artsphere on campus. Outside of SEE, I love creating art and running my art business, ARTbyTENDE. Also, sleep is my best friend, and I enjoying cooking while watching Bob's Burgers.

 

Funding Director

Khushi Bhansali | seefunding@umd.edu

Hi, I'm Khushi and I'm a sophomore majoring in computer science. I am in the FIRE and Quest programs, and enjoy teaching kids. Similar my position within SEE, I am on the sponsorship board for a South Asian A Cappella Competition named Maaza, and a Modeling Editor for Chameleon Magazine. In my free time, I enjoy singing and rewatching New Girl.

The Funding Director is responsible for acting as the liaison between the SEE Funding Board and the SEE Executive Board. The Funding Director chairs the SEE Funding Board and organizes, facilitates and runs the SEE Funding Board meetings. They  also respond to inquiries from organizations seeking co-sponsorship funds and support on an as-needed basis. In addition, the Funding Director will actively seek to develop relationships between SEE and other student organizations at the university. The Funding Director is also a member of the Operations  Team.

 
 

Hospitality Director

Hi, my name is Noni and I am a senior majoring in Government and Politics and minoring in Law and Society. I am a member of Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law fraternity and the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education Academic Excellence Society. My favorite hobbies include playing the cello, baking, video editing, and playing video games.

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.

Production Team

 

Venue Director

Jessica Lang | seevenue@umd.edu

Hi! My name is Jessica and I am a senior double majoring in Psychology and Criminal Justice with a minor in Neuroscience. Outside of SEE, you can find me in Stamp or on the mall. I also have an addiction to Dr. Pepper and TikTok. Feel free to say hi if you see me!

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

Emmanuel Papastefanou | seetechnical@umd.edu

Greetings! My name is Emmanuel and I am a junior 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 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

Allison Fear | seesecurity@umd.edu

Hi, I’m Allison and I am a junior 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 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.

 
 

Cinema Director

Katie Whitehead | seecinema@umd.edu

Programming Team

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 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

Sammy Garcia | seecomedy@umd.edu

Howdy! My name is Sammy Garcia and I am a senior Supply Chain Manager and yes, I know I look like Logic. When I'm not doing my usual SEE shenanigans, I am either writing stand-up, sketches, or doing improv with my friends! I love cartoons and flipping literally anything on the eBay to make a quick buck. 

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

Liv Brady | seeconcerts@umd.edu

Hey! My name is Liv; I’m a senior environmental technology major. I hope to someday become an ocean engineer and work with sustainable energy. When I am not working as SEE’s concert director, I am likely to be found studying, working out, or trying to get my life together. 

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

Nabila Prasetiawan | seelectures@umd.edu

Hi everyone! My name is Nabila and I’m a Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Women Studies major. I love traveling, styling clothes, and working on my physical and mental health. During quarantine, I’ve been crafting and learning how to sew my own clothes. Outside of SEE, I also serve as the Student Body Vice President of SGA. I love meeting new people and I can’t wait to see you all on campus or over Zoom!

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.

 

Musical Arts Director

Aliya Daniels | seemusicalarts@umd.edu

Hi all! I'm Aliya, a junior 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 a 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 Musical Arts Director is responsible for the coordination of small-scale musical events that may include a fall concert, Terpstock and Battle of the Bands. The Musical Arts Director will provide diverse, intimate musical experiences in The Stamp and/or other campus venues. They  may also be responsible for any musical series events including coffeehouse and open mic programming.

 

Performing Arts Director

Hi, my name is Avni and I am a senior studying communications with a double minor in music and culture and public leadership. Outside of SEE I am part of UMD CHAARG and Female Forward. I love all things pop-culture and music related, so you can typically find me making TikToks, learning all the words to a Megan Thee Stallion song or obsessing over The Bachelor.

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

Jenna Prasad | seespecialevents@umd.edu

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

Samuel Choiniere

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. 

 
 

Advertising Directors

Mei Blatchford    | seeadvertising@umd.edu

 Juliette Pasquini | seeadvertising2@umd.edu

Promotions Team

Hi, I'm Mei and I am a junior Computer Science major. I help organize Technica, the world's largest women and non-binary hackathon and Bitcamp, which is UMD's largest hackathon. You might see me sticking Bitcamp stickers around campus. In addition, I like computer graphics and watching television!

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.

Hi! I’m Juliette and I’m a senior double majoring in Communication and Cinema and Media Studies. Outside of SEE, most of my days are spent trying to convince anyone I meet to watch Dark on Netflix, while most of my nights are spent anxiously lying awake waiting for that spider that I saw six months ago to emerge from under my bed and attack me. If you are brave enough to kill spiders (or are interested in graphic design and advertising) feel free to reach out to me!

 

Public Relations Director

Hi, I’m Julia and I’m a junior majoring in marketing. 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 here on campus. I’m a proud New Yorker, I love boating with my family, and I have an adoration for anything and everything fashion.

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 Director

Nolan Marks | seemultimedia@umd.edu

Hello, my name is Nolan and I am a sophomore 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.

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

Sydney MacCagnan | seemarketing@umd.edu

My name's Sydney MacCagnan and I am a sophomore marketing major. Outside of SEE, I am a mentor for SmithStart and a member of the American Marketing Association. When I am not working on a marketing campaign or brainstorming with M-Team, I am reading sci-fi novels or watching Disney movies.

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

Brian Freno | seeresearch@umd.edu

Hi, I’m Brian and I’m a senior Economics major. When I’m not doing puzzles in the office, I’m also a DJ at WMUC and part of the research team FORMULA in the Gemstone program. I love baseball, theme parks, reading comics, going to the movies, and biking, and I’m still on a crusade to get foosball the nationwide attention it deserves.

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.

 
 

Manager, Student Programs

Laura Hood | seeadvisors@umd.edu

Advisory Team

Welcome! Hello! I am Laura Hood (she/hers) and I have the pleasure to co-advise Student Entertainment Events. For the past 7 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 UMD Homecoming, All Niter, and Maryland Day. I earned a Masters in Higher Education from 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 town (thanks COVID for getting me back into running)! I currently live in College Park with my husband (also staff at UMD) and daughter and we love all things UMD - Go Terps!

 

Program Coordinator

David Bonilla-Ciferri | seeadvisors@umd.edu

Hi! I'm David, and I'm the Coordinator for SEE. I graduated with my Master's Degree in Student Affairs from UMD last May, during which time I was also a Graduate Advisor for SEE! Before that, I earned a Bachelor of Social Work from Florida State University. When I'm not working with SEE, I'm usually running around DC or staying up-to-date on all that Netflix has to offer. Catch me in the office and at events having passionate conversations about the best Starbucks locations (H Street), the best place to get sweet tea (McDonald's), and how One Direction is definitely having a reunion tour (if the Jonas Brothers can do it, so can 1D). 

Contact

Office Phone

301-314-8498

Office Fax

301-314-4132

Student Entertainment Events

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