Student Advisory Council

Dani Adams

PhD student at School of Social Service Administration

  • Gender pronouns: She/Her/Hers
  •  Hometown: Rapid City, South Dakota

"I am a first-generation, low-income student from rural South Dakota - I've experienced many barriers and knowledge gaps in my educational journey. However, I've also had a supportive network of peers and mentors who have helped me carve a path where one previously didn't exist. I want to ensure that all FLI students have access to the people and resources they need to be successful in their own journeys! I also want to build community with other FLI students and be a source of support wherever I can. Reach out, and let's connect!" 

Lauren Beard

Sociology PhD student, Social Sciences Division

  • Gender pronouns: She/Her/Hers
  • Hometown: Lawrenceville, GA

"I'm so glad to be returning to the advisory council to continue working on building community and resources with other FLI students here at Uchicago!"

Roberto (Bobby, if you can't roll the Rs) Carlos Lopez

Master's student at Harris School of Public Policy

  • Gender pronouns: He/Him/His
  • Hometown: Hoffman Estates, IL 

"I participated in the council to help students with similar struggles I had, I love that we have passionate students here at uchi ready help each other, I learned that UCHI is making an effort to be more inclusive and bring diversity."

Joshua McKie

Undergraduate Student

  • Gender pronouns: He/Him/His
  • Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

"I participated on the council to take advantage of the opportunity of using my perspective to increase he ease with which FLI students can make UChicago work for them and spend more time achieving their goals."

Sidra Siddiqui

Master's student at Social Service Administration

  • Gender pronouns: She/Her/Hers
  • Hometown: Midlothian, VA 

"As a FLI student, it was important to me to not only seek out a community of students but to also be a part of advocacy efforts on campus. The Student Support Services Advisory Council offers a space for both of these."

Manvi Seth

Master's student at Harris School of Public Policy

  • Gender pronouns: She/Her/Hers
  • Hometown: Kanpur, India

"I value spaces that encourage inclusion of diverse experiences. Through the Student Support Services Advisory Council, I hope to foster a culture of belonging and bravery at the University of Chicago."