Welcome, Andrea Herrera and Bruce Brown to UIUC GEO!

We are pleased to announce that we have hired two fabulous new staff!

We are very excited to announce that a new staff organizer, Andrea Herrera, has joined us. Andrea just finished her master’s degree in Latin American and Latino Studies at UIC, where she was very active as an organizer for UIC GEO. She worked closely with GEO here at UIUC as an undergrad, marching on the picket lines during the 2009 strike. She was also active in the Undergrad-Grad Alliance, M.E.Ch.A. de UIUC, and United Students Against Sweatshops.
She can be reached at andrea@uigeo.org Please join us in welcoming her back to Champaign-Urbana!
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Co-President Eliza Dreier (left) and new staff organizer Andrea Herrera (right)

We are equally excited to introduce our new administrative assistant, Bruce Brown! With a strong commitment to advocating for the underrepresented, Bruce is a community member who brings rich experience to our efforts in the GEO. His work spans the Urban League of Champaign County, his local church and, more recently, the North End Breakfast Club. He said he is most looking forward to strengthening his knowledge about activism from an administrative standpoint. You can contact him at bruce@uigeo.org.

 

New administrative assistant Bruce Brown (left), Grievance Chair Grace Hébert (middle) and Solidarity Chair Augustus Wood (right)
New administrative assistant Bruce Brown (left), Grievance Chair Grace Hébert (middle) and Solidarity Chair Augustus Wood (right)

You are more than welcome to come by the office, 2nd floor of the YMCA, to welcome and get to know Bruce and our staff organizers, Natalie Uhl and Andrea Herrera. Our new staff will help us better prepare for upcoming bargaining and meet the needs of our members! #WeareGEO

Author: Alia Bellwood

Alia is a PhD student in the Department of Communication studying Rhetoric. She is proud to be an ex-debater, St. John's University and Syracuse University alum, and current GEO Officer at-Large.