President: Julia Ross
Major: Public Policy and Media Communications
Minor(s): Organizational and Community Leadership
Fun Fact: I am a music lover and have been on 3 service trips to build houses in Nicaragua.
Why I buildOn: I joined buildOn because I am extremely passionate about the mission. I hope to share this passion with the rest of the UD community as president. I plan to gain awareness for the local service initiatives, as well as strengthen our relationship with the school of public policy!
Vice President: Hanna Murphy
Major(s): Biological Sciences Education
Minor(s): Disability Studies
Fun Fact: I have an uncanny memory, and remember things about people that they don’t always remember telling me!
Why I buildOn: As someone with a strong dedication to education, I greatly value buildOn’s mission, and want to help promote inclusive and equitable education both domestically and abroad. As an Eboard member, I want to help maintain our website, since it is such an important way for people to learn more about us, and become involved in our causes.
Treasurer: Joe Lacovara
Minor(s): International Business and Japanese
Fun Fact: I love traveling and have been to 23 US states
Why I buildOn: I joined bouillon at UD to make a difference in other peoples lives by bringing them an access to education. As an Eboard member I hope to be able to manage our budget efficiently and be able to tell other group members monetary constraints for events and activities.
Secretary: Rebekah Schrier
Major(s): Human Services
Minor(s): Psychology, Philosophy, Public Policy, Cognitive Science
Fun Fact: I studied abroad in Barbados Winter 2017!
Why I buildOn: I believe education is essential for life and especially success. Everyone deserves equal access to education worldwide. I hope to bring organization to the buildOn Eboard in order to accomplish all of our goals.
Internal Fundraising Chair: John Paul Moryc
Major(s): Economics and Finance
Fun Fact: I can fluently speak Polish.
Why I buildOn: I joined buildOn because I believe that education is the first and most important step in alleviating and addressing poverty. Access to education has been taken for granted by many, as countless students worldwide aren’t able to go to school. Here at buildOn, I love how we can work together to make a big difference at home and on the global scale. We can see our progress in actual physical results that have transformed the lives of many people within a community. I hope we can continue to raise awareness of buildOn here on campus while collecting funds to build many more schools for years to come.
External Fundraising Chair: Camille Roth
Major(s): Psychology, Human Services
Minor(s): Spanish for Healthcare
Fun Fact: I’m a certified scuba diver!
Why I buildOn: I joined buildOn at UD because I believe that their mission of combating gender inequality and global illiteracy is extremely important. As an Eboard member, I want to take a bigger role in the movement of empowering people and communities to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations!
Awareness Chair: Marissa Del Vecchio
Major(s): International Business and Public Policy
Minor(s): Public Policy
Fun Fact: My birthday is sometimes on Thanksgiving
Why I buildOn: Coming to the University of Delaware, I joined the buildOn club as a means of continuing my love for service during my college years. Among various things, what appealed to me the most about the chapter at UD was its inclusion of both community-based and globally focused efforts. While trying to raise money to build schools abroad, buildOn is also involved in the community in the form of various outreach programs such as Girls Inc., that works to increase awareness and confidence amongst young girls in the community.
The specific values and initiatives of buildOn, as summarized in its slogan of breaking the cycle of poverty and illiteracy at home and abroad, are also very close to my heart personally. My grandfather, having immigrated to the US from Italy when he was a teenager, has always instilled in me a great value for education. Ever since I was a little girl, he would tell me that he worked so hard when he came to America in order to give his children and grandchildren a better life than he had. A major factor in this was education, one of the most powerful tools a person can have. He would always tell my cousins and I that us doing well in school was his greatest gift in life. If my grandfather was still alive, I know he would be right here next to me supporting such an amazing movement.
Community Service Chair: Ray Smith
Major(s): Political Science
Fun Fact: I have 36 cousins on my Dad’s side of the family!
Why I buildOn: To become more involved in community service, I agreed with their mission. As an eboard member I want to help lead the organization here and bolster our community service initiatives.
Public Relations Chair: Caroline Ros
Major(s): Management Information Systems
Minor(s): Business Analytics, International Business
Fun Fact: I love steamed broccoli
Why I buildOn: I joined buildOn at UD because I completely agree with the mission of buildOn and wanted to help out as much as I can. As an Eboard member I hope to be able to take on my position smoothly and perform my duties in a way that will get the word out about buildOn to increase awareness and support for our cause.