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                                   Vice President                               Secretary

Caroline Wuerl                        Maria Flach                                     Shannon Li

Graphic Design


Sarah Anderson                       Arianna Aquino

Event Planning





Nithya Reddy                         Matthew Waldinger                  Samaah F. Khan  Kalwala






Emma Creque                             Araditta Iyer                                Jenny Liu






Kobi Naujokas                                   Emma Creque

Media and External Relations





Olivia Pon                                     Araditta Iyer






Julian Herrera

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.