Macayla is a senior at Aquinas College pursuing a dual degree in Business Administration and Communication with a Spanish minor. She originates from outside of the Lansing area, and enjoys the big city feel and opportunities that Grand Rapids has to offer. Macayla works at the Advantage Center on the First Destination Survey, which tracks where graduates land post-graduation. She distributes the survey in the fall, and organizes the data in the spring.
Macayla has also been a Diversity Assistant for the Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity on campus, creating programs that focus on social issues in the world. She also worked as a Peer Tutor in Spanish, motivating and encouraging students’ growth in the language. Macayla is extremely excited and grateful to have worked as a Resident Assistant for the past two years. Furthermore, Macayla is blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of the 2020-21 Cook Leadership Academy cohort through Grand Valley State University as well.
In her free time, Macayla is in charge of marketing for the student organization Women Empower, which aims to spread the voices of women of color on campus. She is also teaching herself how to crochet, loves to binge Hulu, and sings anywhere she can.
A senior at Aquinas College, Chloe originates from Kentwood, MI, and is a graduate of Forest Hills Northern High School. She is a Communication major with a minor in marketing and industrial psychology.
An extremely hard worker, Chloe is also a student athlete. She is a member of the Aquinas Golf team. Chloe has worked as a nanny, Communication Department tutor and also as a take out specialist at Chipotle. This summer, Chloe also served as a peer tutor for the Summer Bridge Program.
Her career goals are to go into event planning, or do anything to work with people all day long.
Grahm is a Sophomore at Aquinas College studying Political Science and International Studies. Grahm is a member of the Baseball team, Model United Nations, and Model Arab League here at Aquinas. Grahm has been awarded the Roosevelt Award for best newcomer to Model UN, the Chedli Klibi Award for outstanding newcomer to Model Arab League, and was recognized as a distinguished delegate by the National Council on US-Arab relations at the Michigan Model Arab League Conference. Grahm is originally from Fenton, MI where he attended Fenton High School prior to attending Aquinas. Grahm is seeking to attend graduate school and hopes to have a successful career in academia.
Avery Connors is from Grand Blanc, Michigan and attended Grand Blanc High School. She is currently majoring in political science and psychology at AQ. Connors is also a member of the Aquinas College Swim Team. Connors has been swimming for over seven years and was a four-year varsity letter winner. Her club team was the Hartland Hurricanes. She earned Academic All-American honors and the team’s Coaches Award. Connors helped Grand Blanc to the 2019 SVL conference championship and the 2016 KLAA league title. The team also won the Genesee County championship in 2016, 2017, and 2019.
Avery coordinates all of the social media for the AQ Advantage Center including Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok posts. She also produces promotional flyers for campus events.
Eliza Brown is from Grand Rapids Michigan, having graduated Catholic Central in 2019. There she received both honors of Woman of the Year among her class along with the Ted Sowle Female Athlete of the Year. Eliza continues her athletic career in basketball at Aquinas College and received the WHAC Conference Champions of Character award her freshman year.
She is currently a junior majoring in Developmental Psychology and minoring in Communication. Eliza is also a peer minister on Campus Ministry here at Aquinas, as the media coordinator along with helping out here at the Advantage Center. She is the lead vocationer or student ambassador for the Advantage Center helping to communicate all the valuable resources a student might find in Flannery Hall.