Executive Branch

E: ekuester@uwm.edu


Emily Kuester

Major(s): Film

Year: Senior

Hometown: Avoca, WI

Preferred Pronouns: she, her, hers

This is my third year of involvement with Student Association! Throughout my time in the organization I've been dedicated to the treatment of students of color on this campus and to sexual assault and domestic violence prevention. I have loved being able to create positive change for so many people and to be a bridge between administration and students. My time at UWM has been so wonderful and I am super excited to spend my last year making last impacts on all future students!



E: molinsk3@uwm.edu

Vice President of Academic Affairs

Alyssa Molinski

Major(s): Early Childhood Education

Year: Junior

Hometown: Menomonee Falls, WI

Preferred Pronouns: she, her, hers

This is my second year in Student Association, and I'm looking forward to creating great change! My main focus of the year is to expand student representation in academic matters in order to close the communication gap between administration and students. By increasing the number of Program Representatives, and ensuring that our Academic Senators are close with their constituents, we can all work towards a greater good.


E: dcrowell@uwm.edu

Vice President of Student Affairs

Dakota Crowell

Major(s): Urban Studies

Year: Fifth-year Senior

Hometown: Wittenberg, WI

Preferred Pronouns: he, him, his

I am going to be entering my fifth year of undergrad with a major in Urban Studies and minors in Sociology and Urban Planning. This will be my third year on the Student Association, having served as a College of Letters and Science Academic Senator and an At-Large Senator. My passions include making college more accessible for students, promoting environmental sustainability on campus, addressing student food insecurity and hunger, and preserving student shared governance in university procedures. I have created a Green Fund for UWM so starting this fall students will be able to apply for funding to implement student-led sustainability projects. I am also working on getting an on-campus food pantry and connecting food-insecure students to resources. My goal is to work closely with Student Association's Transportation Committee, Student Life and Interest Committee, and Environmental Sustainability Mentorship Committee to enrich the student experience. My guiding values in my work with Student Association include openness, engagement, compassion, and improvement.


E: wardaf@uwm.edu


Aiden Ward

Major(s): Cell and Molecular Biology

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Baraboo, WI

Preferred Pronouns: he, him, his

Coming out of the Marine Corps I was rushed to find a good school to attend college at. I ended up coming to UW- Milwaukee of a whim. It turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life and I would make that decision every time if I could. I was immediately sucked into a wonderful community and surrounded by friendly and helping individuals. They gave me more opportunities than I can ever repay. I want to maintain the sense of community and acceptance that we have accomplished and pass that on to future generations of students who choose UWM as their home away from home.


E: akayna@uwm.edu

Student Organization Appropriations Director

Akayna Morrison

Major(s): Finance

Year: Junior

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Preferred Pronouns: she, her, hers

I am a transfer student, I came to Milwaukee because it was closer to home. I like to travel and being outdoors. In my free time I watch a lot of Netflix. I look forward to be the SAC Chair this academic year and helping organizations on campus strive. For more information on the SAC process, visit our SAC site.


E: fordjl@uwm.edu

Campus and Community Engagement Director

Jessica Ford

Major(s): Kinesiology; Sport Psychology and Community Counseling

Year: PhD student

Hometown: Tinton Falls, NJ

Preferred Pronouns: she, her, hers

I was involved in various student and community organizations as an undergraduate student, and I want to continue my involvement as a graduate student here at UWM. I am excited to empower students to explore what our amazing campus has to offer and to collaborate with community partners to facilitate growth and build lasting relationships.


E: mholvick@uwm.edu


Miles Holvick

Major(s): Administrative Leadership (Higher Education Administration)

Year: Graduate

Hometown: Kenosha, WI

Preferred Pronouns: he, him, his

My educational and professional goals are concentrated on improving access to higher education and establishing collaborative efforts among student organizations. I have a particular interest in advocating for undocumented student’s needs and increasing volunteer and intern opportunities. During my time serving as Secretary of the Student Association, I hope to improve department accountability and evaluation procedures. In addition, I would like to incorporate theories and practices I am currently learning in my master’s program while assisting in the development of strategic planning initiatives. When I am not spending my days studying I enjoy long distance cycling trips and gardening.


E: ssawan@uwm.edu

Marketing and Programming Director

Simrah Awan

Major(s): Business Marketing

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Franklin, WI

Preferred Pronouns: she, her, hers

Last year I ran to be a Freshman Senator and have had the amazing opportunity to represent my class. Within SA, I am involved in the Restaurant and Operations committee. Along with Student Association, I am also involved in the American Marketing Association where I am the VP of Fundraising. I am very excited to be the new Marketing and Programming Director for the Student Association and look forward to working with everyone in SA. Catch SA being more involved on social media and give us a follow! You can also follow me on my social media ---->

instagram: simrah.awan

Twitter: SimrahAwan