Kristen Jackson

Third Year Civil Engineering Major 

Kristen Jackson is a third year Civil Engineering major and the UFCD Interim President. She is pursing a minor in history and Sustainability and the Built Environment. Having a teacher mother and a park ranger father she has a full understanding of the importance of education and how crucial state budget and policies are. She hopes to be an Imagineer working for Disney in the future. In her spare time you can find her doing puzzles, playing video games or eating tacos from Flaco’s because she has no self-control.

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Maia Crook

Second Year Economics and Sustainability Major with a Minor in Nonprofit Organizational Leadership

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Matt Barocas

Second Year Political Science Major

R. Matthew Barocas is UFCD’s Treasurer. Originally from the Village of Pinecrest in Miami, Matt is a second-year Political Science major and joined UFCD instantly after arriving on campus. As Treasurer, he is committed to expanding membership, prudent spending, and transparent financial operations. Protecting Florida’s natural resources, improving the nation’s infrastructure, and ensuring the progressive expansion of rights for all citizens are a few of the many issues he finds important.

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John Etienne

Political Science and Public Relation Double Major with a Minor in Innovation

John Etienne is Political Director for UF College Democrats. He’s sophomore from West Palm Beach! He also serves as the Southern Regional Director for the College Democrats of America.

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Amarilys Vara

Fourth Year Political Science Major

Amarilys “Amy” Vara is a fourth year Political Science Major with a Minor in Florida Education. She transferred to UF in 2017 from FIU, where she grew up in Miami her whole life. In her spare time you can catch her in the happiest place on earth, or cuddling her cat while listening to broadway musicals.

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Bailey Triggs

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Jordan Brown

Third Year Sustainability and the Built Environment Major

Jordan is a third year Sustainability and the Built Environment major at the University of Florida. She has been involved with College Democrats since the Fall semester of her freshman year and last year she served as the UFCD Director of Outreach. This year along with serving as the UFCD Secretary, she is also the Florida College Democrats Deputy Membership Director. Some issues that are especially important to her are those that concern women’s reproductive rights, the environment, and mental health treatment and awareness. When she’s not out getting Democrats elected, you may find her crying over a dog that someone let her pet, screaming along to ABBA at the top of her lungs, or using one of her many (many) Subway gift cards.

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