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Tope Sadiku

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Emma Smith

Executive Co-Chair

Sarah Alter

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Katie Strohman

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Michelle Turner

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Jennifer Maresca

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Molly Kievit

Programming Officer

Emily Launer

Programming Officer

Lauren Hilton

Communications Officer

Brooke Poor

Communications Officer

Susan Golden

Region Alliances Officer

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