Student Advisory Board

The student advisory board is a community of members dedicated to the betterment of CAE. With our “for the students, by the students” membership, the board will evaluate, critique, and implement progressive changes to the CAE community!

About the Advisory Board

By serving on Student Advisory Board, CAE students can gain professional leadership development by representing student voices and experiences. This leadership role shapes the experiences and services that the Center for Academic Excellence works to provide to give the best experience to our CAE students.

Mission: The board’s mission is to provide students with a space to voice ongoing concerns and give feedback to CAE administration to promote change within the CAE community.


Vision: Foster a community that promotes positive change within the CAE community and facilitates the development of leadership skills


Advisory board outcomes:

  • Led to programming changes such as financial literary, study jam, resume and cover letter workshop, cooking class, social hour, and more!
  • Informed end of semester survey for CAE students
  • Contributed to planning of capstone, SCE, and graduation
  • CAE representation on admission panels, academic policy forum, and more!

Become a Member

Becoming a member is easy! During the fall semester, an email will be sent out to all members of the CAE community with information on how to join. Board members are volunteers and encouraged to participate year-long.

If you missed that email, that’s okay! Sign up for the Fall 2022 advisory board here by September 24:

Questions? Contact Almira Karajic


Student Leader

Jaylah Batemon


Graduation year: 2022

Major: Psychology (with a certificate in Disability Rights and Services) B.A.

Reason for joining: I wanted to meet new people, step outside of my comfort zone, and build professional and personal skills. What better way to do all these things (and more) than to join a group of creative, positive, hardworking people?

Superpower: If I could have any superpower, I would choose the ability to fly. That way I could take a bunch of random, mini vacations.

General Board Members

Myranda Breezee


Graduation Year: 2023

Major: Psychology B.A. and Legal Studies

Reason for joining: I joined advisory board in hopes to grow the number of students who utilize CAE resources. CAE has helped me immensely over the last two years and I want to give back in any way that I can.

Superpower: If having a photographic memory is a superpower than I would love to have one. Being able to remembers pages from textbooks would really come in handy haha!

Addyson Farias

Graduation Year: 2025

Major: Marketing

Reason for joining: I joined the CAE advisory board because I enjoy engaging with my CAE mentors and peers and I want to improve the CAE student experience.

Superpower: I would love to time travel so I could experience living in a different decade.

Mia Farias


Graduation year: 2023

Major: B.S. in Psych and Legal Studies (maybe Sociology)

Reason for joining: I truly admire the work that CAE has done for me, and my fellow peers. I wanted to be a part of the ways improving the already helpful programs.

Superpower: Teleportation! Traveling would be so cheap.

Lindsey Kourafas

Graduation Year:

Major: Education Studies BS

Reason for joining: I would love to work in education policy after graduation with the hopes of making education as accessible and equitable as possible. Joining the advisory board and being part of the CAE community is such an amazing way to gain more experience and meet some great people with similar passions as me!

Superpower: To be able to play any musical instrument!

Danielle Mikrut

Graduation Year: 2025

Major: B.A. Legal Studies, Criminal Justice certificate

Reason for joining: I joined advisory board so I could get involved with CAE as well as meet new people. Also, I wanted to strengthen my leadership and communication skills.

Superpower: If I could have one superpower it would be to travel through time, past and future.

Heaven Moua

Graduation Year: 2025

Major: Exploring!

Reason for joining: I wanted to challenge myself to speak up more.

Superpower: If I could have any superpower it would be teleportation because, I would never have to worry about being late.

Monica Prado

Graduation Year: 2022

Major: Psychology and Criminal Justice certificate

Reason for joining: I joined advisory board to connect with other CAE students in hopes to get to know them better. I want to help continue to improve CAE for future CAE students, so they have the best experience possible.

Superpower: If I could have any superpower, it would be the ability to time travel. I would want to have the ability to time travel in order to relive memories or even make different decisions.

Zakia Trotter


Graduation Year: 2022

Major: B.A. Gender Women Studies, Environmental Studies, Global Health

Reason for joining: I want to help make CAE a more inclusive, student-led environment. I want to use my ideas to help improve CAE for all.

Superpower: Teleportation so I could go anywhere I want without leaving a carbon footprint.