Diversity and Inclusion Student Advisory Board

The Diversity and Inclusion Student Advisory Board advises the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer on the impact of UW–Madison initiatives, efforts, and programs relevant to the underrepresented/minority (URM) student experience at UW–Madison. The group was established in spring 2021 and is co-led by the Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement and Student Affairs.

Students were selected through an application process and will serve one-year terms

Current Members

Daniel Bautista

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Major: Personal Finance and Health Promotion & Health Equity

  • First Generation Student Success, Vice President and Apprentice
  •  Center for Educational Opportunity, Scholar and Peer Navigator
  • Community Health Volunteers of Madison; Co-chair, Health Advocacy and current events
  • UW South Madison Partnership, Intern
  • Health Occupations Students of America, Member

Hannah Franzblau

Hometown: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

Major: Landscape Architecture; certificate in Environmental Studies

  •  Office of Sustainability, Intern
  •  Urban Gardens, Volunteer

Beeki Gurung

Hometown: JhapaNepal

Major: Finance; certificate in Psychology

  • Precollege Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence (PEOPLE), scholar
  •  Chi Sigma Tau, Brotherhood chair

Siti Hydara

Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin

Major: Political Science (pre-med);  certificates in Global Health and Public Policy

  • African, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American Pre-Health Society, Conference Chair
  • Health Occupations and Professions Exploration, Mentor
  • Center for Educational Opportunity, Scholar
  • Abbott and Levine Lab (WNPRC), Undergraduate Research
  • NextGen America

Ruofan Li

Hometown: Jining, Shandong, China

Major: Psychology; certificates in Education and Educational  Services and Leadership

  • Center for First-Year Experience, CP125 Wisconsin Experience Seminar -Teaching Fellow 2020 Fall
  • Center for First-Year Experience, SOAR -New Student Leader 2020
  • Greater University Tutoring Services (GUTS), Foreign Language Tutor 2019-present
  • Department of Psychology, Motivation Lab Research Assistant (2019-present)
  • Jones Leadership Center, Emerging Leaders Retreat 2019 Winter
  • Student Today Leader Forever (STLF), Spring Break Volunteer Bus Trip 2019
  • Chinese Undergraduate Student Association 2018-2020, Membership chair

Danika McCumber

Hometown: Spooner, Wisconsin

Major: Nursing (pre-med)

  • Health Talks Coordinator, Nursing Lead for MEDiC
  • Delta Delta Delta, Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee
  • First Generation Student Services, Mentor
  • Mentor Collective, Mentor
  • Nursing Honors Research
  • Badger Volunteers

Allen Jonathan Román

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Major: Mechanical Engineer (PhD student)

  • Chief Engineer, Polymer Engineering Center
  • Precollege Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence (PEOPLE), Scholar
  • Graduate Engineering Research Scholars
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Plastics Engineers
  • International Polymer Colloquium, Co-Chair

Stephanie Salgado

Hometown: Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Major: Political Science and Environmental Studies; certificates in Public Policy and Leadership

  • Wisconsin Student Climate Action Coalition, Member
  • Youth Climate Action Team,  Activist
  • Center of Educational Opportunity, Scholar
  • Wisconsin’s Climate Change Task Force, Member

Kellen Sharp

Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Major: Communication Arts- Radio, TV, Film; certificate in Digital Studies

  • Communication Arts Student Association, Co-President
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Chapter Secretary
  • Undergraduate Research Scholar Fellow
  • McNair Scholar
  • Center for Education Opportunity Scholar

Pazong Thao

Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin

Major: Biology, (pre-med)

  • Hmong American Student Association (HASA)
  • Precollege Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence (PEOPLE), Scholar
  • South East Asian Dance Organization (SEADO)

Amy Van Aartsen

Hometown: Middleton, Wisconsin

Major: Organic Chemistry and Public Health

  • Badger START

Yanci Vargas

Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin

Major: Global Health; certificates in Chicano/a and Latina studies and African culture

  • Center for Educational Opportunity, Scholar
  • Professional Association of Latinx Students for Medical School Access (PALMA)
  •  United Way of Dane County
  • Schools of Hope and Education, CST Delegation member

Mia Warren

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Major: Life Sciences Communications; certificates in Entrepreneurship and Criminal Justice

  • Undergraduate Research Fellow
  • Wisconsin Competitive Cheer Team, Outreach Chair
  • Student Leadership Club, Apprentice
  • Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated
  • Badger SPILL (Supporting Peers in Laidback Listening), Recruitment Chair
  • Undergraduate Research Scholars, research in agricultural science and social media