Meet the Team

Public Service Pathways Student Advisory Council

Aligned with the University’s commitment to student self-governance, the Pathway’s Student Advisory Council is an intentional effort on behalf of University leaders to include students in the dialogue surrounding the implementation of the Public Service Pathways program. This Council, composed of 12 undergraduate students from across Grounds, is responsible for supporting Pathway leadership in achieving their intended programmatic purpose through thoughtful ideation and implementation of programming. Though guided by and supported through faculty and staff leadership, the program is meant to be by- and for- students interested in cultivating a public service mindset.


Luke Hampton (CLAS ‘23) is a fourth-year Biology student in the College. Throughout his time at UVA, he has engaged in many public service-oriented experiences, including The Gym through Madison House’s Rec Therapy program, Run Across Virginia for the Jimmy V. Foundation, and a variety of 5k fundraisers in the UVA community. In addition to his volunteer efforts, Luke will lead Madison House’s Rec Therapy program as the Head Program Director this year. Outside of school, Luke is an active guitarist and drummer in a band of UVA students and often enjoys playing basketball at the AFC gym.

Charlotte Kiss (CLAS ‘23) is a fourth-year student studying Government and American Studies with a minor in Spanish. Charlotte's experience with public service at UVA began her first year when she volunteered to coach an eight-year-old boys soccer team through Madison House and participated in the Blueprint Leadership Program. She also has served as an English tutor for native Spanish speakers through Madison House and Sin Barreras. This past year she had the opportunity to intern for the UVA Center of Politics and help conduct research for an upcoming book. Charlotte interned this past summer for Senator Mark R. Warner where she learned about the ins and outs of public service at the state level.

Seirrah Kors (COMM ‘23) is a fourth-year studying Commerce, concentrating in Marketing and Information Technology with a track in Business Analytics. Seirrah is currently a facilitator for Hoos Connected which is part of The Connection Project, an initiative dedicated to fostering meaningful connections and reducing symptoms of loneliness and depression amongst students. She is also an intern for the Contemplative Sciences Center, serves as the Chair of the Health and Wellness Committee on Commerce Council, and is a member of the 4th-year Trustees. Outside of school, her hobbies include spending time outdoors, reading mystery novels, and making pottery.

Anthony Madorma (CLAS ‘25) is a second-year student planning to double major in Economics with a concentration in Public Policy and PPL. Currently, Anthony is a research intern at the International Association of Fire Fighters where he works to establish Fire and EMS apprenticeships within different communities. In Charlottesville, he enjoys collaborating with the Charlottesville Burley Restoration Project in addition to volunteering with the VISAS program. In his free time, Anthony looks forward to expanding his plant and vinyl collection along with spending time with his friends and his German shepherd.

Kaylah Muhammad (EDUC ‘24) is a third-year majoring in Youth & Social Innovation and English. On Grounds, she serves as a Resident Advisor and UVA Guide. Off grounds, she enjoys going to Charlottesville High School to talk to students about post-secondary education and career paths with the group Rise Together.

Catey Nash (BATTEN & CLAS ‘23) is a fourth-year double majoring in Leadership and Public Policy and Psychology. Catey has been involved in public service through Madison House since her first year at the University of Virginia, volunteering at an animal sanctuary. She became a Program Director for Gallastar Farms in her second year and is now Head Program Director of Animals and Environment. Outside of Madison House, Catey was a Teaching Assistant for the Engagements Experience, mentoring students while they navigate their first year at UVA, and is a research assistant with Applied Public Policy and Leadership Experiments lab, researching power dynamics, victim-transgressor interactions, and conflict resolution. She enjoys hiking and cooking.

Sally Park (CLAS ‘25) is a second-year student planning to double major in Psychology and Public Policy and Leadership. Sally has been involved in public service by volunteering at nursing homes, community centers, and elementary schools in the past. She is passionate about mental health, and hopes to promote wellbeing through public service at UVA. Currently, she is the Co-Advocacy Chair for NAMI on Grounds, a research assistant for the Emotion and Behavior Lab, and an Ed Policy Associate for the RULER Evaluation project. In her free time, Sally enjoys reading, watching movies, and taking walks.

Benjamin Raffier (CLAS ‘24) is a third-year double majoring in Politics and Global Development Studies. Ben has been involved in numerous activities in the UVA and Charlottesville communities, including as an intern for the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority and as a member of the Young Democratic Socialists of America. He also is a senior editor and staff writer for the Virginia Review of Politics, a student-run political publication. Ben is excited to be working with the Public Service Pathways’ Student Advisory Council and supporting public service experiences at UVA.

Skye Snider (EDUC & CLAS ‘24) is a third-year student at the University of Virginia from Elk Creek, Virginia. She is double majoring in Youth & Social Innovation and Sociology. She has been involved in public service since a young age, specifically women's rights and environmental justice. She is interested in mental health and wellbeing, and how public service can positively contribute to this. Skye is also active as a Research Assistant under Professor Nalia Smith. In her free time, you can find her outside hiking, reading, or connecting with friends.

Allegra Stewart (CLAS ‘23) is a fourth-year from Brooklyn, New York studying Political and Social Thought and Global Sustainability. She is a member of DivestUVA, the Environment and Equity Fund Student Review Board, and is an active participant in the UVA outdoors community. Allegra has pursued research and work experiences related to her interests in sustainability, politics, and their intersections. She has held positions with sustainability-focused architecture firm McDonough Innovation, in the office of Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, and on a documentary film about the Line 3 pipeline, among other things. In her free time, Allegra enjoys wilderness canoe trips, rock climbing, and playing music with friends.

Lily Toruteva (BATTEN & CLAS ‘23) is a fourth-year double majoring in Public Policy and Economics. In her time at UVA, she has worked extensively with the Community Investment Collaborative in Charlottesville, serving as both a Board Fellow and an intern. She is also a Co-President of Net Impact, a club dedicated to empowering students to drive social and environmental change throughout their careers. Lily has conducted research on social disparities in the Behaviors and Social Hierarchies Lab and worked with the UVA Global Humanitarian Collaborative and UNOCHA on an Extreme Heat and Humanitarian Action research project. During the summer, Lily has worked to support social change and advocacy ventures as an intern at Ashoka and is currently a part of the Leonard D. Schaeffer Fellows in Public Service and Government Program with her role as an intern in the Department of Commerce.

Monica Younan (CLAS ‘23) is a fourth-year double majoring in Government and Religious Studies. In her time at UVA, she has participated in public service through various service organizations and CIOs. She enjoys being involved in multiple aspects of community service through UVA. She is the vice president of Soles4Souls at UVA, an organization which turns unwanted shoes and clothes into opportunities, by creating jobs and empowering people to break the cycle of poverty. She has previously worked with high schoolers at Charlottesville High School as a mentor, and helped students navigate through their college applications. Last summer, Monica also worked with Nunamaisha, a small nonprofit organization that works to conserve the environment and create a healthy planet through indigenous communities. In her free time, Monica enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her friends and family.

Public Service Pathways Planning Team

  • Louis Nelson, Vice Provost for Academic Outreach; Professor, Architectural History
  • Rose Cole, Director of Community Engagement, Madison House
  • Ellen Blackmon, Senior Academic Program Officer, Office for Academic Outreach
  • Maria Lane, Administrative Generalist, Office of the Executive Vice President & Provost
  • Dreama Johnson, Associate Director, Public Service & Government Community and Global Careers, Career Center
  • DeVon Wade, Program Coordinator, Student Engagement, Division of Student Affairs
  • David-Aaron Roth, Student Leadership Coordinator, Public Service Pathways; Doctoral Student, Curriculum and Instruction – Innovation
  • Johanna Chajes, PhD Plus Intern for Public Service Pathways; Graduate Student, Developmental Psychology