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Executive Board

Kianna Freeman

Trail Boss - President

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Kianna Freeman is a senior international student at the University of South Florida pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Economics and Econometrics with a minor in Environmental Science and Policy. Kianna will graduate from the University in the Spring of 2022 with plans to continue her studies as a candidate for a Masters in Economics. During her time at USF, Kianna has served as a 2019 First-Year Orientation Leader, 60th term Student Government Assistant Director of Programming, 1st Consolidated term Student Government Tampa Chief of Staff, a two-year member of the Student Green Energy Fund, a proud USF Ambassador, and a current intern within the USF Resource Management and Development Student Success unit.

 

As a proud Bull, Kianna serves as the 2021-2022 Trail Boss for the Order of the Golden Brahman. She is someone that keeps an air of positivity around her at all times and is focused on giving back to any community that she is placed in. For the Order this academic year, she is focused on increasing the commitment of current members through a partnership with other student organizations under the Alumni Association and building a stronger connection to Alumni. In the future, Kianna hopes to serve as an Economic Advisor to governments, organizations, and institutions on their energy and sustainability goals.

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Jaida Abbas

Point Person - Vice President

usfogbswing@gmail.com

Jaida Abbas is an undergraduate student at the University of South Florida pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the USF Honors College. Jaida will graduate in the Spring of 2022 with two minors in Intelligence Studies and Public Service & Leadership. She is currently the University of South Florida Office of Government Relations Intern. Throughout her undergraduate career, she has been involved in multiple leadership positions directly corresponding with student success at USF. She has served as Vice-Chair of the Marshall Student Center Board, a member of the Equity and Inclusion Work Group under the Task Force on USF Digital Communities, a Peer Mentor for the Judy Genshaft Honors College, a Bull Haul Captain and Residential Guide with the Office of Housing, and the Treasurer of First Amendment Forum. Additionally, she served in Student Government for two years as the Assistant Director of Government Affairs, earning her the 2020 Rookie of the Year Award, and the Tampa Deputy Public Defender.

 

As an undergraduate member, Jaida serves as the Swing on the executive board of the Order of the Golden Brahman. She is passionate about connecting past USF students with current USF students to help promote, preserve, and protect the University of South Florida’s mission and vision. After graduation, she plans on pursuing full-time employment and exploring graduate programs.

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Spencer McCloskey
Wrangler - Treasurer & Secretary

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Spencer McCloskey is an undergraduate student at the University of South Florida, pursuing his Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics and Information Systems with a Concentration in Cybersecurity and a Minor in Aerospace Studies. Spencer has engaged in a multitude of leadership activities during his time at USF. He has served as a 2019 Orientation Leader, 60th term Student Government Finance Committee Chairman, 1st Consolidated Student Government Tampa Governor, Intern for the United States Special Operations Command, member of the University Conduct Board, USF Ambassador and is currently a Cadet in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. Upon his acceptance into USF, his goal from day one is to make a lasting impact through his 4-year journey at this prestigious University. Spencer’s flame for service was ignited in his time in Student Government, serving the student body, and will carry on to his career as an Air Force Officer.

As a proud member of The Order of the Golden Brahman since the Fall of 2019, he now serves as Wrangler and looks to maintain professionalism and efficiency in this prestigious organization. Spencer will graduate from the University of South Florida in the Spring of 2022, and, upon Graduation, he strives to be an Aviator in the United States Air Force with plans to return to USF in the future to pursue an MBA in the Muma College of Business.

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Connor Murray

Flank - Recruitment Relations

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Connor Murray is an undergraduate student at the University of South Florida pursuing dual degrees in Psychology and Health Sciences with a focus on Biological Health Sciences. Murray plans on graduating in the Spring of 2023 with the intention of continuing his education into graduate school. In his time at USF, Murray has served as a Resident Assistant in the Judy Genshaft Honors College LLC, as well as a Peer Mentor for the Judy Genshaft Honors College. Murray also serves as a tutor for the Dr. ANV Rao Gurukulam Program at USF and has served as a general body representative for the Residence Hall Association. Murray served as a Research Assistant for the Florida Pancreas Collaborative at Moffitt Cancer Center and currently works as a Research Assistant for the DEXTER Laboratory at the University of South Florida.

 

As a proud member of the USF community, Murray serves as Flank for USF's premier student-alumni leadership society, the Order of the Golden Brahman. He hopes to continue the recruitment of the top student leaders of the USF community for this prestigious organization. After graduation, he plans on pursuing graduate school to obtain a Ph.D. in Clinical Neuropsychology.

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Sasha Post

Swing - Alumni Relations

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Sasha Post is an undergraduate student at the University of South Florida pursuing his Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology with a minor in Infection Control. Post has been engaged in student life about USF as the Fundraising Director for USF’s chapter of Rotaract, as a student ambassador of Feeding Tampa Bay, and as a featured speaker of the TEDxUSF speaker series. He currently serves as a Research Assistant for the Wildman Laboratory as a part of USF’s Center for Global Health and Infectious Disease Research. During his enrollment at USF, Post seeks to bolster the atmosphere of compassion and collaboration throughout campus while establishing a legacy of scholarship and empowerment through understanding. 

 

As a proud Bull, Post serves as Swing for the Order of the Golden Brahman. Post is passionate about creating opportunities for mentorship and intellectual exchange. He hopes to use his position to facilitate the meeting of USF alumni and enrolled students, thereby fostering connections that promote the mission of the University of South Florida. Post plans on graduating in the Spring of 2024, after which he intends on continuing his study of evolution and health into graduate school. 

Bill McCausland

Bos-Taurus - Advisor

mccausland@usf.edu

Bill McCausland is the USF Alumni Association Vice President and Executive Director responsible for leading the Association in its goal to connect and engage students and alumni to assist in the University’s success. Through his leadership, the Association focuses on five key areas: alumni engagement, student enrichment, advocacy, branding, and partnering with the University.

 

Prior to USF, McCausland was the chief operating officer at the Ex-Students’ Association of the University of Texas, which followed a 23-year career in the telecommunication industry. He received an undergraduate degree in journalism in 1983 from the University of Texas at Austin and graduated from the University of South Florida with an MBA in 1996.

McCausland is a co-founder of the Order of the Golden Brahman and serves as the group’s advisor.

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