These United Council Staff Members are located on campus 100% of the time. United Council believes it is vital to have field organizers on the ground and working with students because it is the most effective way to organize students and create the strength necessary to make the meaningful impacts on state and national issues that affect students today.
Northwest Regional Field Organizer Rachel Fleming
UW-Eau Claire, UW-Superior, UW-Barron County UW- Stout, UW-River Falls
Rachel is the Regional Field Organizer based out of Eau Claire. She was born and raised in Eau Claire and graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a BSW. Rachel interned as a student for the National Association of Social Worker-Wisconsin Chapter where she was able to cultivate a love for organizing, lobbying, and fighting for social justice. Her internship provided the opportunity to volunteer with several other non-profit organizations. As a student, Rachel was given the tools, leadership development, and support needed to pursue organizing at a statewide level. Now working for United Council, Rachel wants to provide these same opportunities and empower students on the campuses she works with including UW-Eau Claire, UW-Stout, UW-River Falls, UW-Barron County, and UW-Superior.
Southwest Regional Field Organizer Jelena Gagula
UW-Lacrosse, UW-Platteville, UW-Baraboo, UW-UW-Richland Center, UW-Rock County, UW-Whitewater,
Jelena Gagula is the United Council Southwest Regional Field Organizer working with the campuses of UW-La Crosse, UW-Baraboo/Sauk County, UW-Richland Center, UW-Platteville, UW-Rock County, and UW-Whitewater. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Platteville, where she was heavily involved with diversity organizations during her undergraduate years. As an RFO her goal is to organize students around issues that they are passionate about and provide resources, trainings, and support to aid them in their leadership development. Additionally, she is constantly seeking to foster campaign collaborations between campuses within her region, as well as campuses statewide.
Northeast Regional Field Organizer MacKenzie Walters
UW-Stevens Point, UW-Green Bay, UW-Marshfield, UW-Marathon, UW-Marinette
MacKenzie Walters is the Regional Field Organizer for Region 2. He is responsible for managing UC campaigns, conducting UC trainings, and otherwise supporting students on the UW Stevens Point, UW Marathon County, UW Marshfield/Wood County, and UW Marinette County campuses. MacKenzie joined UC in the fall of 2012 after successfully completing a three year stint in the Peace Corps. Please do not hesitate to contact him if you are a student in Region 2 and interested in getting involved with UC.
Southeast Regional Field Organizer Nneka Akubeze
UW-Milwaukee, UW-Waukesha, UW-Parkside
I am the Regional Field Organizer for the Milwaukee Area. This means I work with UW-Milwaukee, UW-Parkside, and UW-Waukesha! My favorite thing about the new Regional Field Program is the ability to meet students where they’re at. What that means, is that I can make weekly campus visits in my region and work with students on issues that matter to them. Lately I’ve been working with students on Voter Education and Social Justice. I look forward to the wonderful strides we’ll make for student advocacy through the Regional Field Program.
Fox Valley Regional Field Organizer Greg Hartman
UW-Oshkosh, UW-Manitowoc, UW-Fond du Lac, UW-Washington County, UW-Sheyboygan, UW-Fox Valley
Greg is the Regional Field Organizer for the Fox Valley/Lakeshore area. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where he graduated with a BA. He majored in Political Science and Sociology with an emphasis on Native American and Rural Social Work, as well as a minor in Spanish. Greg has been a passionate activist for social justice and environmental causes for the better part of a decade, and he loves that the RFO position allows him to work with students on the issues that they are passionate about organizing around.
Madison Area Field Organizer Damon Terrell
Bio coming soon…