University of Minnesota Morris

Executive Officer Biographies

Ellery Wealot, President

Major: Financial Management
About: My name is Ellery, rhymes with celery! I am a senior at UMM studying financial management. I graduated from Triton High School in Dodge Center, MN. I really enjoy eating cheese and meeting new people. Through my time on campus, I have been involved in MCSA, STLF, the Morris community ESL program, organic gardening club, Lutheran Campus Ministry, and residential life.

Katie Ledermann, Vice President

Major: Environmental Studies and Management
About: I am a junior at UMM and this is my third year on MCSA, previously fulfilling the Sustainability Officer role. I am also an officer for the Organic Garden Club and I work in the Office of Sustainability on campus. I am from Mahtomedi, MN and I love spending time in the outdoors running, hiking, and exploring new places!

Fiona Wu, Secretary of Academic Affairs

About: Hi! I am Fiona. This is my second year in Morris and in MCSA. I am more than excited to serve as the Secretary of Academic Affairs for the 2015 – 2016 year. I have served on MCSA First Year Council, the Academic Affairs committee and Assessment of Student Learning committee in the past year. Besides, I am a student worker in Office of Residential Life. I am also involved in tons of student organizations which I all love so much. I am double majoring in Environmental Studies and Environmental Science and minoring in French right now.

Jena Lipham, Secretary of Campus Relations

Major: Communication, Media & Rhetoric
Other campus involvements: CNIA, AISES, MCSP, University Senate, MultiCultural Student Ambassador, Orientation Group Leader
About: I'm a sophomore here at UMM and the first thing I asked when checking out the campus was "what's the student government situation?" I have been involved my entire grade school career and didn't let college slow me down! I'm excited to take on another year being busy as ever.

Laddie Arnold, Secretary of Student Services, Parliamentarian

Major: History
About: Hello Cougars! My name is Laddie Arnold and I am incredibly pleased to serve as your Secretary of Student Services! I am a senior from St. Paul, Minnesota and it is well-known that the club can’t even handle me. In addition to this position, I will also serve as Co-Captain of Mock Trial, President of Morris Model UN and the Chair of the Activity Fee Review Committee. After college I plan to attend graduate school for Student Affairs Administration.

Rachel Brockamp, Secretary of Resources and Operations

Major: Environmental Science, Geology minor
Other campus involvements: Student, Sustainable Leadership Fellow, Involved in MCSA (formerly as a Sustainability Officer), I was a Chemistry TA for a while. I am occasionally a part of the Organic Gardening Club.
About: I was raised in a small town near Duluth, a town by the name of Bruno. I grew up with 9 older siblings and lived on a farm, think Laura Ingalls Wilder-esque. I decided to go to Morris because I didn't have to sacrifice opportunities for cost. I decided to major in Environmental Science because I love science, and the environment (pretty easy right?) But, in reality, I'm kind of a Jack of all Trades.

Alicia Schewe, Representative to the Executive Committee

Major: Economics and Management
About: This will be my third year at Morris and my second year involved in MSCA. I’m from a town called Alden, which is actually smaller than Morris (can you believe it?). I like the simple things in life: namely, cats and dogs, spending time with friends and family, and jamming out in my car. I see MCSA as an opportunity to actually spur change. I’m excited to serve on MCSA this year and work to help represent my fellow students.

Maddy Lerner, Representative to the Executive Committee

Major: Political Science
Other campus involvements Member of MPIRG and founding member of the GiST improv society
About: I am a junior at UMM and this will be my second year on MCSA. I was born in New York but I was raised in Saint Paul, Minnesota. As you can imagine, moving to Morris was a really big change for me. But I love going to school at Morris because it really makes you feel at home. I really enjoy having small group debates and discussing current events. My interest in politics is what initially sparked my interest in joining MCSA. I am really looking forward to serving you all on Campus Assembly this upcoming year.

Edison Hach Yellick, Representative to the Executive Committee

Major: Biology, Pre-Med
Other campus involvements: Program Director or KUMM and member of MoQSIE
About: Well I’m Edison, this’ll be my third year at UMM and my first year on MCSA. I’ve always been one to jump into the deep end, and I’m looking forward to representing the general assembly of MCSA on the executive committee. I was born in five miles south of nowhere in Lester Prairie, but the opportunities to excel in academics were slim there, so I enrolled at campus here my Junior year of high school and hit the ground running. Eventually I want to return to the close community of a small town or suburb and work to bring quality U of M med school training to its local clinic. I’m excited to bring a new perspective to the exec committee and get some good work done!

Coco Millard, Representative to the Executive Committee

About: Hello! My name is Coco. I am a new student at UMM, and I enjoy offering a unique perspective to conversations in MCSA. I am very passionate about topics related to environmental sustainability, the hottest shows on primetime TV, and the perplexities of modern life. I started playing tuba in my father’s beet garden when I was four years old, and I have been doing so ever since. Feel free to approach me some time-- and don’t be afraid to initiate a firm, friendly handshake!