The Maguire Center's student staff members are an integral part of the work we do both on campus and in the community. They provide support at Ethics Center events and within our office. Below are our staff members for the 2014-2015 academic year:
Vashtai Kekich (Communications Intern)
Hometown: Plano, TX
Major: Communication Studies
Minor: Political Science
Vashtai is the current SMU PRSSA Career and PRSA Relations Chairman, and is the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards, including the SMU Communications Advisory Board Scholarship, the Douglas Bauer Scholarship, and the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship. She is a SMU Prelaw Scholar and was inducted into the Texas Phi Theta Kappa Hall of Honor in 2013. Vashtai plans on attending SMU's Masters in Dispute Resolution program following graduation while working in the communications field, specifically within the realm of strategic communications, public relations and crisis communication.
Hometown: Denver, CO
Claire is in the Hilltop Scholars Program and a member of Delta Gamma. She played on the SMU club tennis team last year and has been with the Maguire Center since September 2013. Claire plans to pursue medical school after graduation.
Hometown: Garland, TX
Minor: Russian Studies
Hannah is a United States Navy veteran who served from 2007 to 2013. While on active duty, she was an avionics aircrewman on the EP-3E, an electronic warfare and reconnaissance aircraft at VQ-1 Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron in Whidbey Island, Washington. She is the current president of the U.S. MilVets of SMU and has many academic achievements, including invitations into the SALUTE National Honor Society for Veterans and Tau Sigma Society for Transfer Students. Hannah plans to attend graduate school at the University of Texas at Dallas after graduation.
How can you get involved with the Ethics Center? You don't have to be a student staff member to have an impact. Check out our upcoming events page and our Public Service Fellowship page.