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.


Isabella Pon
Senior in Art History


Maria Flach
Sophomore in Information Systems/Information Technology and Marketing


Caroline Wuerl
Sophomore in Graphic Design

Artist Outreach Chair

Ramya Jaishankar
Senior in Communications


Social Media Chair

Apolonia Wielgus
Sophomore in Graphic Design

Graphic Designer

Anna Korol
Junior in Graphic Design

Media and External Relations Chair

Saffron Bruno
Freshman in Viola

In-House Photographer

Jenny Liu
Sophomore in Photography


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.