Social Justice Education Facilitation Interns
Abbi Stickels (She, They)
Abbi (she/they) is a fourth-year student studying Dance, Environmental Studies, and Political Science in pursuit of a Bachelors of Fine Arts. This is their third year as an SJ Education intern and they have fallen in love with the work and communities surrounding the office. Alongside her social justice work with OIE, Abbi works alongside youth organizers as a board member for March for Our Lives Wisconsin. Outside of school, Abbi teaches dance at Storybook Ballet and Central Midwest Ballet and spends their free time playing with her dog Milo. Abbi is passionate and thankful for her work in diversity, education, and inclusion and looks forward to connecting with different groups on campus.
Aleah Malik (She, Her, Hers)
Aleah (she/her) is a fourth-year student from Chicago majoring in International Studies and Communication Arts. She has been working as a Social Justice Education Intern at OIE for two years now and loves to facilitate, build connections, and create new content for different types of SJ workshops and discussions. Her SJ topics of interest include racial justice, intersectional environmentalism, post colonialism, cultural competency, Black feminism, and food accessibility. In her free time, she loves to read, watch videos about geopolitics, go on picnics with her friends, practice yoga, and cook different kinds of vegan recipes.
Isabelle Dunai (She, Her, Hers)
Isabelle (she/her) is currently a fourth-year student majoring in Political Science and English with an emphasis on Creative Writing, with a certificate in Disability Rights and Services. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, drinking coffee, reading, writing, baking, and focusing on the little things that make life more meaningful. This will be her second semester working as a Social Justice Education Intern. Through OIE she is passionate about the multitude of issues regarding social justice but is particularly eager to engage in work that involves disability rights on campus and beyond, as well as reproductive rights, human rights, intersectionality, voter rights and using one’s voice for change. She is honored and grateful to be involved with the work the Social Justice Education Team accomplishes and the space they share with fellow students and campus members.
Jesse Garwood (She, Her, Hers)
Jesse is currently an Aries senior studying Legal Studies, Sociology, Chican@/Latin@ Studies, and Criminal Justice. This fall will round out her second year as an SJ Intern and she has loved the opportunity to challenge her conscious and subconscious thoughts around social justice and society in general. Jesse enjoys journaling, meditating, therapy, and practicing mindfulness as much as she can! She also loves spending quality time with the people she loves and eating food at any restaurant in Madison. Jesse loves meeting new people and listening to different perspectives no matter the topic of conversation. She is also in love with coffee. Jesse is excited to be in Madison this year and to continue to learn and grow with everyone!
Nallely Pineda Ortiz (She, Her, Hers)
Nallely Pineda Ortiz is a third-year student, double majoring in Political Science and Legal Studies. She is originally from Madison, Wisconsin. Some of the Social Justice issues she is passionate about are the school-to-prison pipeline, incarceration rates, reintegration programs, reproductive rights, and gender equality rights. In the future, Nallely would like to be a lawyer or work with incarcerated youth. One fun fact about her is that she loves bubble tea. Nallely’s go-to is the Royal Tea Latte from Sencha Tea Bar. Nallely looks forward to working as a Social Justice Education Intern, forming new relationships, and growing in her role.
Samantha Hantsche (She, Her, Hers)
Samantha is a second-year student from Milwaukee, WI majoring in Political Science and Education Studies with certificates in Public Policy and International Development and Education. This is Samantha’s first year as a SJ Education Intern and she is incredibly excited to take part in this highly important role on campus! In conjunction with this internship, Samantha works in a legislative office at the Wisconsin State Capitol. Outside of professional aspirations, Samantha is an avid mystery reader and is a passionate Wisconsin sports fan.
Shu Lan Schaut (She, Her, Hers)
Shu Lan is a first-year student from Kenosha, WI who is interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. Her SJ interests and passions include a variety of social justice issues: racial justice, reproductive rights, gender equality, LGBTQ+ rights, intersectionality and more. The 2022-2023 will be her first with the OIE. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with friends, read and go to bookstores, try new restaurants, and watch comfort movies such as 13 Going on 30, When Harry Met Sally, and The Princess Bride.