Footprints Executive Board 2023-2024
Aspen is a fourth-year Biology major with a minor in Health Disparities in Society. Her favorite parts about Footprints are all the fun times she has with the kids and their families, and she also loves connecting with the other members in the Footprints Family! In the future, she plans on attending medical school and becoming a physician, possibly one who works closely with kids.
External Vice President
Veronika is a fourth-year Public Health major with a minor in Health Disparities. Her favorite part about Footprints is how it allows her to unleash her inner child, being able to get down on each kid’s level and bring them any joy, and the genuine friendships she has found with the Footprints family. Veronika plans on obtaining a MPH in Global Health and pursuing a career that allows me to serve in underserved communities, locally and abroad.
Internal Vice President
Julia is a fourth-year student majoring in Microbiology and Psychology. The thing she loves most about Footprints is making an impact on the lives of not only the kids but also their parents. She also love show doing something simple like playing a game of Uno or having a conversation can brighten someone’s day. In the future, Julia will be pursuing Master's and plans on becoming a genetic counselor.
Rachel is a fourth-year student with a major in Health Science. Her favorite part of Footprints is all of the laughs and smiles she has received from patients while volunteering on the unit and all of the amazing people she has gotten to meet along the way. In the future, Rachel hopes to continue working with children as she pursues a career of becoming a pediatrician.
Diana is a fourth-year Microbiology and Cell Science major. There are so many amazing parts of Footprints, but one of her favorite parts is that whenever she walks onto the unit and start playing with the kids, it's her own play time as well. We want to help the "kids just be kids" but we also get to become a kid again too! In the future, Diana would love to go to medical school and become a physician.
Emily is a third-year student majoring in Microbiology and Cell Science. She loves going to the community outreach events with Footprints and volunteering at the hospital for not only the kids but also for the people she gets to do it with! To her, the people she has met have definitely made her Footprints experience one she'll never forget. In the future, Emily is interested in going to PA school.
Public Relations Chair
Lily is a third-year student majoring in Microbiology and Cell Science and minoring in Spanish. Her favorite part about Footprints is how many friendships we form both in and out of the unit! We also get to have so much fun in the process, show off our creative sides, and get humbled while playing games with the kids. Who knew minecraft could be so hard? Lily is interested in attending medical school and going into pediatrics in the future.
Public Relations Chair
George is a third-year Mathematics major. His favorite part about Footprints is getting to play with the kids each shift! He loves simply having fun while also making their stay a better time. He believes it to be amazing and a privilege that he gets to accomplish both at the same time, and it’s something he look forward to each week. In the future, George would like to become a pediatrician and continue working with kids.
External Committee Chair
Lauren is a fourth-year student majoring in Psychology. Her favorite part of Footprints is volunteering on the unit alongside the passionate, caring members of Footprints and getting to see the bright smiles on all the children's faces each week. She especially love getting to do arts and crafts with the kids and helping to decorate their rooms! After graduating, Lauren plans to get her master's degree and she aspires to work with pediatric populations either in counseling or social work to uplift future generations so they can flourish and change the world!
Internal Committee Chair
Tuyen is a fourth-year student with a major in Health Science and minor in Public Health. As to her favorite part about Footprints, she loves all the amazing memories and friends she has made on and off the Unit! She has made lifelong friends within Footprints, and she will cherish all these memories forever. In the future, Tuyen aspires to attend PA school and become a physician assistant.
Community Outreach Coordinator
Khushi is in her fourth year and majoring in Sociology. To her, Footprints truly has the most welcoming and caring people in the world! They feel like a home away from home and she always know that she will have a fun time with them spent! She also love volunteering with the kids on the unit; they’re joy brings out the kid in her and always puts a smile on her face! In the future, Khushi hopes to become a physician and also work with Doctors Without Borders.
Community Outreach Coordinator
Vianna is a fourth-year student majoring in Biology and minoring in English. Her favorite part about Footprints is playing, creating, and dreaming with the kids on the unit. Through friendship bracelet making, action figure battles, and UNO tournaments she's learned so much from the kids about life and joy. Outside of the unit, she's met the most genuine, remarkable people that have become her family at UF. After graduation, she will be taking a gap year where she'll be working and applying to med schools. Her interests include pediatrics, ophthalmology, and palliative care.
Tori is a fourth-year student with a major in Business Administration with a specialization in Sports Management. Her favorite part is the time she get to spend with the amazing kids at Shands, especially when they get to play video games! Some of her future aspirations include expanding her volleyball club to other sports for kids.
Child Life TV (CLTV) Chair
Sarah is a fourth-year student majoring in Psychology. It is hard for her to pick just one part of Footprints as her favorite since every moment is a special one! However, if she has to choose, she would say the experiences she get to have with the patients on the unit is her favorite part as she's able to have a direct positive impact on these patients’ lives. Seeing a child smile while playing a board game with them or even just when chatting, is truly the best. In the future, she hopes to attend medical school and one day have a career in pediatrics.