President: Rebekah Schrier
Major: 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.
Vice President/ External Fundraising Chair: Camille Roth
Major(s): Human Services & Psychology
Minor(s): Public Policy
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!
Treasurer/ 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.
Secretary: 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.
Awareness Chair: Gabby Taubenfeld
Minor(s): Disability Studies, Cognitive Science
Fun Fact: I’m a nanny for 2 and 5 year old girls!
Why I buildOn: I believe that buildOn’s mission to end educational barriers and global illiteracy is extremely important. I love children and think that all children should have the same access to education that we are lucky to have. I hope to bring awareness to other students at UD about buildOn’s mission and importance.
Community Service Chair: Jordan Wax
Major(s): Accounting, Finance
Fun Fact: I hiked Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park.
Why I buildOn: I joined buildOn because of the different opportunities for service whether it is community based or globally focused. I was intrigued at the idea of traveling to different countries and empowering communities to build a school and break the cycle of illiteracy in their community. While also the idea of being able to stay within our community and have a similar impact with different people who all have different backgrounds is what I love. I hope to bring many community service opportunities that allow us to continue our positive impact on the community!
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.