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Favorite Dance Music: 
Everytime We Touch by Cascada
Why did you join IlliniThon?
I've always enjoyed work where I was able to serve others, especially children in need. I started volunteering at my local Ronald McDonald House and has only grown since joining IlliniThon back in 2018. It is so gratifying to work with people that share your goals and passions. 
What are you looking forward to this year?
I'm most looking forward to working with our exec board in-person this year. I can't wait to get to know everyone and enjoy my last year on the board.


Dan Caulfield

Year: Senior
Major: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
Position: President

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Milton Guendica

Year: Senior
Major: Speech & Hearing Science and Spanish
Position: External Vice President

Favorite Dance Music: 
Ahhh! Hard one. I could dance all night to Britney
Why did you join IlliniThon?
As I reflect on my childhood, my memory is filled with endless adventures, games, and laughs. Unfortunately, these children are forced to grow up quickly and face the reality of this often difficult and unfair world. Their stories inspire me to fundraise critical items for the St. John’s Children’s Hospital and help others join our movement.
What are you looking forward to this year?
I am beyond excited to resume in-person activities. This is going to be the best year yet!!

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Favorite Dance Music:
Sweet Caroline
Why did you join IlliniThon?

I have LOVED working with kids and the miracle kiddos quickly became so important to me and I wanted to be a part of something that helps kids and families!!!!
What are you looking forward to this year?
I am looking forward to seeing the miracle kiddos and families on campus again, our in person events will be so fun this year if they can happen :)

Grace Seiffert

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Year: Senior
Major: Special Education
Position: Membership Vice President

Eric Mzyk

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Favorite Dance Music:
Close To You (with Andy Grammer) by R3HAB
Why did you join IlliniThon?
To change lives
What are you looking forward to this year?
Getting to meet the miracle kiddos!

 

Year: Junior
Major: Finance
Position: Director of Finance

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Katherine Kondelis

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Favorite Dance Music:
Levitating by Dua Lipa
Why did you join IlliniThon?
I joined IlliniThon to help change kids health and I am able to give back to the hospital I was born in through IlliniThon!
What are you looking forward to this year?
The Big Event!!!!

Year: Sophomore
Major: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
Position: Director of Fundraising

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Gia Enblom

Year: Senior
Major: Community Health
Position: Director of Corporate Relations

Favorite Dance Music:
Revolution by Diplo
Why did you join IlliniThon?
I joined IlliniThon because one of my close
middle school friends told me about the organization and I really loved the concept and the message behind it. I really want to make a change in a child's life!
What are you looking forward to this year?
Being able to be more involved

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Lauren Callahan

Year: Junior
Major: Elementary Education
Position: Director of Corporate Relations

Favorite Dance Music:
Anything by One Direction
Why did you join IlliniThon?
I joined IlliniThon to be a part of something bigger than myself. I wanted to see just how much change a bunch of college students can make when we have a whole lot of love for our kiddos to keep us going!
What are you looking forward to this year?
I look forward to seeing the faces of the people that kept the spirit of IlliniThon moving this past year. I can't wait to come back stronger than ever!

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Katya Hoffmann

Year: Senior
Major: Middle Grades Education
Position: Director of Public Relations

Favorite Dance Music:
Say Geronimo
Why did you join IlliniThon?
To help make a difference in kids lives :-)
What are you looking forward to this year?
The big event and tailgate with the kids!

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Favorite Dance Music:
You're The One That I Want - from Grease
Why did you join IlliniThon?
To help make a difference in kids lives!
What are you looking forward to this year?
Getting to know all the amazing miracle kiddos and their families!

Shea Nelson

Year: Senior
Major: Speech & Hearing Sciences
Position: Director of Family Relations

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Ben Rogers

Year: Junior
Major: Animal Sciences
Position: Director of Morale

Favorite Dance Music:
The Way You Move by Outkast
Why did you join IlliniThon?
I joined IlliniThon to help the kids at St. John's, the hospital I was born at!
What are you looking forward to this year?
I'm looking forward to doing the morale dance at the Big Event!

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Rose Proctor

Year: Junior
Major: Communications
Position: Assistant Director of Morale

Favorite Dance Music:
I Lived - One Republic
Why did you join IlliniThon?
I love the kiddos and how strong they are!
What are you looking forward to this year?
Teaching the miracle kids the morale dance!

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Cadence Brenham

Year: Sophomore
Major: Anthropology
Position: Assistant Director of Operations

Favorite Dance Music:
Levitating by Dua Lipa & DaBaby
Why did you join IlliniThon?
St. John's is the children's hospital in my hometown. I joined to do my part in helping the kids that receive care there. I also just absolutely love the kids and plan to pursue a career in the medical field!!!
What are you looking forward to this year?
I'm looking forward to finally meeting and dancing with all the miracle kids in person!

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Favorite Dance Music:
Tongue Tied by Grouplove
Why did you join IlliniThon?
Getting to see the smile on the kids faces knowing that you were able to help these families is a feeling I can not put into words. Our cause is something I am extremely passionate about and I'm so glad I get to meet great people in the process
What are you looking forward to this year?
Hospital visits and fundraisers with the amazing exec board!

Year: Sophomore
Major: Marketing & Management
Position: Director of Recruitment

Linnea O'Brien

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Favorite Dance Music:
Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus
Why did you join IlliniThon?
I heard about IlliniThon from one of my sorority sisters and knew I had to join because of the great cause. I've worked with similar organizations in high school so I wanted to continue helping these families to live happy and health lives.
What are you looking forward to this year?
Meeting new people, helping our amazing miracle families, and hopefully an in person dance event!

Year: Sophomore
Major: Marketing
Position: Director of Creative Development

Olivia Levitas

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Lexi Huffman

Year: Junior
Major: Molecular & Cellular Biology
Position: Director of Special Events

Favorite Dance Music:
Anything with a good beat
Why did you join IlliniThon?
To help make miracles happen, especially more family vacations for the kiddos because those were a huge part of my childhood.
What are you looking forward to this year?
Planning in person events and getting to see the kiddos!!!!

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Favorite Dance Music:
Dancing Queen by ABBA
Why did you join IlliniThon?
I love kids and helping others. Being able to create awesome experiences for the kiddos all while helping fundraise for them is so neat. They all deserve the world!
What are you looking forward to this year?
Being in a new position and finding ways to incorporate ideas that will help IlliniThon thrive!

 

Year: Sophomore
Major: Recreation, Sport, Tourism
Position: Director of Stewardship

Reagan Hanson

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Casey Lee

Year: Senior
Major: Sociology
Position: Vice President of Finance

Favorite Dance Music:
Cotton Eye Joe!
Why did you join IlliniThon?
My sister was in the program when I was in high school and inspired me!
What are you looking forward to this year?
Making my last year the best year and getting campus more involved with this amazing organization!

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Favorite Dance Music:
Taboo Don Omar
Why did you join IlliniThon? 
I decided to join IlliniThon because every child deserves the pleasures of the simple things that make being a kid such a carefree time in life. This experience these past 3 years has rewarded me in a way that nothing else has knowing that even the smallest difference can impact not only these children’s lives but also their families.
What are you looking forward to this year?
I am most looking forward to having family events again and spending time with our miracle families and kiddos -- and of course our in-person Big Event!

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Year: Senior
Major: MCB
Position: Internal Vice President


Andria Radaios

Favorite Dance Music:
Don't Stop the Music by Rihanna
Why did you join IlliniThon?
I wanted to make a difference in the lives of the miracle kids and their families. Every kid deserves to have a life filled with plenty of birthdays, laughter, adventure, holidays, and more! Being able to make a positive impact on these kids' lives is the most rewarding experience, and it's the biggest reason why I continue to be a part of IlliniThon.
What are you looking forward to this year?
I'm looking forward to learning more about the organization itself, the miracle kiddos, their families, and everyone involved in this amazing organization!

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Caroline Przywara

Year: Sophomore
Major: Finance and Accounting
Position: Director of Member Engagement

Favorite Dance Music: 
Hey Ya! - Outkast
Why did you join IlliniThon?
I know the challenges the kids and their parents face because my mom fought her own cancer battle not long ago. We faced many obstacles that no one should have to overcome, especially kids. My moms fight as well as my love for helping others is what caused me to join IlliniThon.
What are you looking forward to this year?Getting to know other members of Exec and the families we are helping. And the Big Event!!

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Jennifer Bingham

Year: Senior
Major: Human Development & Family Studies
Position: Assistant Director of Finance

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Chloe Burrus

Year: Junior
Major: HDFS
Position: Director of Fundraising

Favorite Dance Music:
Anything country 🤠
Why did you join IlliniThon?
I saw and opportunity to help sick kids and I could not imagine myself not being a part of such an amazing thing!
What are you looking forward to this year?
I am looking forward to hopefully getting everything with the event back to as normal as possible so all the kids can get the best experience with us a possible!

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Carolyn Oh

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Favorite Dance Music:
Clarity
Why did you join IlliniThon?
I joined to be involved in a community on campus that works towards supporting a larger cause. As a senior, I can say that joining the Leadership Team my freshman year was one of the best decisions I've made in undergrad!
What are you looking forward to this year?
I am looking forward to more new miracles, meeting the miracle kiddos and their families, and of course, the Big Event!

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Year: Senior
Major: MCB
Position: Director of Corporate Relations

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Favorite Dance Music:
Watermelon Sugar
Why did you join IlliniThon?
I joined IlliniThon because I wanted to be a part of one of the most impactful organizations on campus. IlliniThon has a great mission and is full of hardworking and dedicated people who are truly passionate about our cause.
What are you looking forward to this year?
I am really looking forward to meeting new kids and learning all about their stories!

Year: Sophomore
Major: MCB
Position: Director of Public Relations

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Nina Petrarca

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Annie Althaus

Year: Senior
Major: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences (Pre-Nurse Practitioner Track)
Position: Director of Hospital Relations

Favorite Dance Music:
September or Stand By You
Why did you join IlliniThon?
I wanted to make a difference and leave a lasting impact on my university and this organization. IlliniThon is the reason I have chosen a future where I will work with miracles babies and kids every day. 
What are you looking forward to this year?
I am looking forward to being the head of the Hospital Relations Committee and hopefully an in person Big Event!

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Leah Hoefert

Year: Sophomore
Major: Undecided
Position: Assistant Director of Family Relations

Favorite Dance Music:
Pierre by Ryn Weaver
Why did you join IlliniThon?
My siblings always raved about the amazing work IlliniThon did and how much of an impact the organization made. I always wanted to be a part of something bigger than myself.
What are you looking forward to this year?
Since I joined during COVID, I'm hoping for more events in person so I get a change to meet other members and see the impact with all make. Also, I'm excited for our dance marathon!

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Year: Junior
Major: Animal Sciences
Position: Director of Morale

Abby Madonia

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Favorite Dance Music:
Canyon Moon by Harry Styles
Why did you join IlliniThon?
I joined IlliniThon because I am from Springfield and I have seen all the wonderful things St. John's has done for the kids and wanted to help!
What are you looking forward to this year?
I am excited to make the morale mix!

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Year: Junior
Major: Accounting
Position: Director of Morale

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Favorite Dance Music:
Fergalicious
Wby did you join IlliniThon?
I joined IlliniThon because it's so near and dear to my heart. IlliniThon has given me the opportunity to be a part of something bigger than myself, and I am forever thankful for the special people I've met through this organization.
Why are you looking forward to this year?
Spending quality time with my Operations team and getting to plan an incredible event!

Year: Senior
Major: Psychology
Position: Director of Operations

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Ava Mazzei

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Favorite Dance Music:
Footloose
Why did you join IlliniThon?
I joined IlliniThon because I thought that having an organization dedicated to helping fund resources to improve child health was absolutely amazing!
What are you looking forward to this year?
Being on exec and having the chance to see more of what IlliniThon does and how I can help! Also, hopefully having an in person Big Event!

Year: Junior
Major: Human Development & Family Studies
Position: Director of Recruitment

Mikayla Jones

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Aphrodite Ochoa Tsatsos

Year: Junior
Major: Political Science
Position: Director of Creative Development

Favorite Dance Music:
American Boy by Estelle and Kanye West
Why did you join IlliniThon?
To strengthen my involvement in our local Children's Miracle Network Hospital and to have the opportunity to form bonds with the miracle kids and their families!
What are you looking forward to this year?
Making merchandise for our executive board and for the Big Event!

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Michael Kraft

Year: Junior
Major: MCB
Position: Director of Alumni Relations

Favorite Dance Music:
Hold the Line by Toto
Why did you join IlliniThon?
I joined IlliniThon to better be involved with our Illini community and support our kiddos! Seeing change for the better is what makes it all worthwhile!
What are you looking forward to this year?
Being able to see everyone again face to face and hearing more of what we can do to help St. John's Children's Hospital this year!

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Maggie Haugh

Year: Junior
Major: Agricultural & Consumer Economics; Ag Accounting
Position: Assistant Director of Special Events

Favorite Dance Music:
Anything by 1D
Why did you join IlliniThon?
St. John's is in my hometown and I had also heard so many fun things about IlliniThon!
What are you looking forward to this year?
Making new friends and having a year closer to what it was like before COVID!

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Favorite Dance Music:
The entire Fall Out Boy discography or Good 4 You by Olivia Rodrigo
Why did you join IlliniThon?
Being disabled for a large portion of their life as well as a caregiver, I know first hand that hospitals are no place to have a childhood. I want these kids to have a childhood and so much more.
What are you looking forward to this year?
Actually getting to see people in person this year and the Big Event!!!

Year: Senior
Major: Human Intradisciplinary Psychology
Position: Director of Marathon Relations

Riley Wilford

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Catherine Russell

Year: Junior
Major: Community Health
Position: Assistant Director of Marathon Relations

Favorite Dance Music:
Levitating by Dua Lipa
Why did you join IlliniThon?
To make a change for children and their families who are going through a time in their lives that they would have never imagined.
What are you looking forward to this year?
To meet new people and put on the best event ever!

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