COAR’s Council Leaders are the students who run our weekly volunteer programs. We are very thankful for all they do! See below for more information about our COAR Council Leaders.
— Therapeutic Horseback Riding —
— Stafford Junction —
Meghan McLees is a junior majoring in psychology and hopes to go to occupational therapy school. Her favorite past times are running, reading, shopping, and exploring the outdoors. Her favorite COAR event is Pumpkin Palooza.
Hometown: Midlothian, Virginia
Tamara Garrett is a junior who plans to major in Conservation Biology with a minor in Contemplative Studies. When she leaves UMW, she hopes to become an amphibian and reptile conservationist or animal behaviorist. Her favorite activities include hiking, herping, or enjoying a new book series. Her favorite COAR annual event is Pumpkin Palooza, where she loves seeing children express their creativity.
Hometown: Chesterfield, Virginia
— Hope House —
Elizabeth Lopez is a junior double majoring in Business Administration and Spanish. In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and most importantly her dog. In the future, her dream job would be working at Walt Disney. Her favorite COAR annual event is Good Neighbor Day.
Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia
Mallory Karnei is a senior and History and Secondary Education Major and in the 5-year Master’s program for education. In her free time, she likes to bake, read, and go outside for hiking, hammocking, or walking. When she graduates, she hopes to teach all around the country and world and eventually move into education reform and administration. Her favorite COAR event is the Gift Box Wrapping Party.
Hometown: Kent Island, Maryland
— Thurman Brisben Center —
— Downtown Greens —
Eliana Nachman (Taurus ♉️) is a sophomore majoring in Women and Gender Studies and planning to minor in Social Justice. She loves to read, be outside, and make bad art! She’s not quite sure what she wants to do after Mary Wash, but she’s excited to see where life takes her. Her favorite COAR annual event is Good Neighbor Day!
Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
— Environmental Awareness and Action—
Kylie Jackson is a sophomore Conservation Biology major. She hopes to work with a non-profit organization, conducting research on wildlife populations to find ways to protect and preserve endangered species. She enjoys exploring outdoors, hiking, and biking. She also loves doing photography and making art. Her favorite COAR event is Into the Streets.
Hometown: Rocky Mount, Virginia
— Food Bank —
— Food Recovery —
— Bookmobile —
Kate McDaid is a junior majoring in Philosophy and double minoring in Practical Ethics and Social Justice. She is involved with many organizations on UMW campus and plans to continue her studies at a graduate school to study Public Policy. She loves the atmosphere of COAR and working with both staff and Council. Her favorite COAR event is Good Neighbor Day!
Hometown: Williamsburg, Virginia
— BIGS in Schools —
Quinn Lipetz is a senior Biology and Economics double major. When he is not in class or working with COAR, you can usually find him fishing or playing volleyball. His favorite thing about COAR is meeting people in the community and learning about their stories through service. His favorite COAR annual event is Into the Streets.
Hometown: Falls Church, Virginia
Kayla Bradner is a junior Elementary Education major. After Mary Washington, she hopes to become an elementary school counselor. In her free time, she enjoys playing softball, watching movies, and hiking. Her favorite COAR event is Into the Streets.
Hometown: Chesapeake, Virginia
— Refugee Employment Services —