Committee Members

8 to CREATE is a Registered Student Organization at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and is comprised of a diverse group of students.

Executive Board






President- Emma Creque

Event Planning






Sophie Wentworth                     Cameron Alagna

Rebecca Lee


Michelle Martinez


Julian Herrera                           Valentina Grant

Graphic Design


Sara Lin                                       Eamaan Butt


Christine Piolet                     Bridget Pierce

Social Media

Cameron Alagna

Media & External Relations

Lindsay Arreguin

Patrick Hammie  Faculty Advisor

Patrick Earl Hammie is an artist best known for his monumental portraits related primarily to themes of identity, history, and narrative. He received his BA from Coker College and his MFA in painting from the University of Connecticut. Hammie is currently an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Hammie has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the U.S., his work is in several public collections including the Kohler Company and the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University, and he has received awards from the Tanne Foundation and Alliance of Artists Communities with the Joyce Foundation.