Hailey Patel – Outreach & Intake Intern
3rd year Legal Studies major with certificates in Criminal Justice & Public Policy
I joined the Social Justice Hub to be more involved with social justice awareness and events on campus. Working with the Criminal Justice Reform Team, I found a place within the Social Justice Hub where I could make a difference. I am excited to take my role as the Outreach & Intake Intern and help create informative and influential experiences. I look forward to helping people learn more about social justice issues and working with the Social Justice Hub.
Outside the Hub, I have interned for DPW and Expert Institute and have also done public policy research. I love to be active and go on hikes and runs, spend time with family and friends, and watch true crime shows.
Ciboney Reglos – Operations Intern
I joined the Social Justice Hub with the hopes of fostering a campus culture that encourages a deeper appreciation and awareness of the diversity present within our own campus. I believe that social justice advocacy is enhanced when we engage with the many identities that we hold and build upon strong community values. I am excited to help further social justice action on campus and connect students with the Social Justice Hub!
Outside of the Hub, I serve as the Vice President of the Filipinx American Student Organization (FASO) to educate members about Filipino culture and connect with multicultural organizations across campus. In the past year, I was involved with Amnesty at UW and also served as a conference coordinator for the Midwest Filipino American Summit (MFAS). In my free time, I love to read and go thrifting. My favorite place in Madison is Leopold’s Books Bar Caffè!
Sam Starks – Events Intern
4th year double major in Economics with a Mathematical Emphasis and Gender & Women’s Studies with a certificate in Art, Sculpture
I joined the Social Justice Hub to help cultivate community building and active learning through collaborative events. I am excited to create spaces for a multitude of identities to help them build confidence in engaging with the campus community. As the Events Intern, I hope to plan creative events to provoke new perspectives. I strongly believe creativity is innately built in social justice and I can’t wait to learn how to be a better advocate.
Outside of the Social Justice Hub I was the Creative Director for Moda Magazine and currently I am a Communications Intern at Arts + Literature Laboratory. My hobbies include metalworks, cooking and running. If you see me clocking in some miles around campus, say hi!
Criminal Justice Reform Co-Directors
3rd year; Political Science and Sociology with certificates in Public Policy and Criminal Justice.
I joined the Social Justice Hub to learn more about the issues I am passionate about and use that knowledge to educate others. Working with the Criminal Justice Reform Team, I am able to collaborate with like-minded peers to spread knowledge of criminal justice across campus.
2nd Year; Economics and Political Science
Social Justice to me is more than a hobby or a commitment, it’s a civic duty. As a man of color, I feel as if it’s my responsibility to stand up against the pertinent inequities in our society. I joined the Social Justice Hub and, more specifically, the Criminal Justice Reform team, to help foster my beliefs and grow connections with others who feel so passionately about social justice as I do.
Contact Criminal Justice Reform here.
Food Justice Collective Co-Directors
4th year; Human Development and Family Studies & Communication Arts
I was drawn to the Social Justice Hub to create connections with students across disciplines, while also taking full advantage of its supportive & collaborative framework. In my eyes, this is the most effective way to find sustainable solutions to the food justice issues I am so passionate about. In my free time, I spend time testing out natural dyes and sprouting plants in my apartment!
4th Year; Nutritional Sciences with certificates in Global Health and Food Systems
I was initially introduced to the Social Justice Hub through the gALPHA Social Impact Program where I worked on developing and launching a sustainable fashion company with a fellow student. Through my experiences in the program, I found that my true passions lie within the interconnections between food insecurity, sustainable agriculture, and food waste. This then inspired the formation of the Food Justice Collective, which aims to address food justice on campus.
Outside of the Social Justice Hub, I am involved in Campus Food Shed, Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS), TEDx Madison, and ALT Magazine. In my free time, I enjoy painting, photography, reading, cooking, and hiking!
You can reach the Food Justice Collective here.
Jim has initiated, developed and led the Social Justice Hub since 2018 having worked with staff putting together the mission and structure, setting up the facilities and equipment, opening the office, hiring the Social Justice Hub staff, and facilitating the Social Justice Hub supporting students and campus members working towards social justice, while developing student skills, as these future leaders continue to improve the quality of life for all.
Biking, traveling and gaining new perspectives in life all excite Jim.
You can contact Jim here.
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