NICO THOM

CEO and President

Nico started She Became when she was 16 and is very proud of what it has become. The program has grown from 9 girls in Northern Kentucky to over 200 girls in 4 states and 10 schools. Nico attends the University of Louisville and majors in Public Health and minors in Political Science to be able to influence and lobby for healthcare policy and ensure everyone has an opportunity for safe healthcare access. She hopes She Became is a truly an inspiring experience for all of the girls who participate!

MACKENZIE SULLIVAN

VP of Programming

Mackenzie is a Junior Middle and Secondary Education major with a plan to teach in Louisville. She has been inspired by the many amazing women she has met through She Became and hopes to instill a sense of confidence and empowerment in the next generation of girls. She is incredibly excited to be apart of this organization and to see it grow.

DASHA KOLYASKINA

VP of Finance

Dasha is a Junior Economics and Political Science major with minors in Spanish and Latin American and Latino Studies. Upon graduating, she hopes to go to Law School and become a Federal Prosecutor. She serves as the Vice President of Finance.

CHRISTIE KREMER

Director of Marketing

Christie has been involved in She Became since its beginning in Fort Thomas. Christie is thrilled to be a part of She Became again this year. She now attends the University of Louisville, where she is double majoring in Studio Art and Spanish and minoring in Marketing. She plans to utilize her education to pursue a career in graphic design and hopes to demonstrate to young girls that they can do anything they set their minds to.

HALEY SAGE

Director of External Affairs

Haley Sage is a Freshman Biology Major and Chemistry Minor at the University of Louisville. She hopes to pursue medicine in the future at the University of Louisville Medical School. She serves as the Director of External Affairs for She Became and is currently working with many prospective schools to expand She Became. Her favorite part of She Became is teaching young girls that they are capable and intelligent. She particularly loves encouraging young girls to follow their dreams and pursue careers in STEM fields.

ABBY POSEY

Abby Posey is a sophomore History and Pan-African Studies major with minors in Political Science and Social Change. She wants to pursue a career that suits her interests in social justice and equality. She serves as the Director of Fern Creek, and loves having the opportunity to encourage young girls to pursue careers that suit their interests and talents.

LEAH HAZELWOOD

Leah is a freshman dual majoring in Political Science with a Track in Global Politics & Journalism and Mass Media and dual minoring in Race and Gender Studies & Social Change. She joined She Became this semester after hearing amazing things about the program and meeting some of the girls it had impacted. Leah currently serves as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion.

RACHEL MYERS

Rachel Myers is a freshman Middle and Secondary Education major. She is currently the Director of Communications on the She Became Executive Board. Because of her passion for education and youth development, she is very excited to see the impact it has on everyone involved.

KENNEDY MCCOLLAM

Kennedy McCollam is a Freshman Music Therapy major. She hopes to work in a children's hospital one day as the music therapist on-staff. Kennedy currently serves at the Co-Director of Coleridge Taylor Montessori for She Became. She is grateful to be a part of an organization that encourages young girls to embrace what is unique about them and expand on it. She is excited to continue her journey with She Became, and to work to help the program reach more girls.

ISABELLE OSBORNE

Co-Director of CTM

Izzy Osborne is a freshman at the University of Louisville and studies Music Therapy. She plans on getting her Masters and become a music therapist. As of now, she wants to work with patients in end of life facilities or children in chemotherapy treatment.  She Became is a program that she is extremely proud to be apart of, especially as a member of the executive board. She has always loved being a mentor and instructor in the previous programs she was involved in, and She Became holds a special place in her heart. She loves the idea of girls gaining confidence in themselves and their own abilities. She believes that there is nothing more rewarding than seeing the individual growth among the girls and showing them the importance of following their dreams. If you work hard, have a good attitude, and never give up, anything is possible.

ELLIE ROMES

Graduate Advisor

Ellie Romes is a medical student at the University of Louisville. She also attended UofL for her undergraduate degree and is very passionate about giving back to children in the local area. With aspirations to pursue a career in OB/GYN, women empowerment is something that has also been at the core of her beliefs and passions. She Became allows the mentors to instill confidence and optimism in the lives of so many girls in the area!

AMANDA JAMES

Faculty Advisor

Amanda James is a proud Louisvillian and currently works as the Assistant Director of Young Alumni and Student Philanthropy in the University of Louisville's Alumni Relations. She is passionate about working with college students and at UofL, where she earned a BA in 2008 and an MEd in 2012. In addition to advising She Became, she is an advisor for UofL's raiseRED and Student Organization for Alumni Relations (SOAR). Amanda also serves on the Mercy Academy Alumnae Association Board of Directors. In her spare time, she enjoys experiencing events and new restaurants throughout the city, traveling, and being a Yelp Elite member.