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

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Anna Korol President
Maria Flach Treasurer
Caroline Wuerl Secretary



Graphic Design

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Grace Turcich
Cassidy Brandt
Anna Korol

Event Planning

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Shraddha Srinath
Saffron Bruno
Matthew Waldinger
Rachel Shen
Martyna Kot


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Jenny Liu
Noah Tennison
Emma Creque 
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Maria Flach
Karolina Kowalaski
Kobi Naujokas 
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Media and External Relations

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Jessie Llangari
Olivia Pon

Social Media

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Apolonia Wielgus Copywriter
Lupe Araiza
Shannon Li

Artist Relations


Samaah Khan 





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.