NICO THOM

Founder and Executive Director

I started She Became when I  was 16 and I am very proud of what it has become! The program has grown from 9 girls in Northern Kentucky to impacting over 350 girls in 3 states and 9 schools. I attend the University of Louisville and major in Public Health and minor in Political Science and Healthcare Administration. I hope She Became is a truly inspiring experience for all of the girls who participate!

ELIZABETH 
ROGERS

Director of Programming

My job is to recruit speakers and develop meaningful activities and lessons for the girls. I am a junior biology major with a psychology minor and I hope to one day be a pediatric dentist!

SARAH BURNS

Director of Finance

I am a junior at UofL studying Finance and Screenwriting. My dream job is to be a part-time professor and part-time contracted screenwriter! I’ve been involved with She Became over the past 3 years, and am very excited to serve as the Director of Finance this year.

FALLON 

MCALLISTER

Director of External Operations

I am a Sophomore at the University of Louisville. I am studying Marketing and Management and I hope to work in the advertising field in public relations. I am so excited to work as the Director of External Operations and recruit new schools to be a part of this awesome program!

ABBEY THOMPSON

Director of Marketing

Hi! I am so thankful to be a part of an organization like She Became. I am excited to see what this year will look like for She Became as we get to spread our reach to other parts of the country. I am a Sophomore Marketing and Finance major with a Spanish minor. I hope to one day work as a fundraising specialist for a non-profit or private foundation!

TALEAH GIPSON

Director of Marketing

I’m a junior majoring in marketing and communications. I am super excited to work with the next generation of young women. I can’t wait to see the great things She Became will do this year!

ELISHA CALHOUN

Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement

I oversee that She Became maintains our committed and meaningful relationship with our community and everyone in it! This year we are developing an in-school mentoring program for both boys and girls as an extension of She Became to take effect in the coming years. I am so excited to serve on the SheBecame Eboard and see what we can accomplish for our students and community!

ABIGAIL EXLEY

Director of Internal Affairs

I recruit mentors and communicate with them about all things She Became. I also do some bits and bobs behind the scenes. I’m a sophomore sustainability and psychology double major with hopes of one day working in disaster relief!

IVY STITES

Director of External Relations

I’m a sophomore at UofL. My major is Political Science and I will likely be adding Sociology. My dream job would be a civil rights attorney!

HALEY SAGE

Director of Remote Engagement

I am a junior at the University of Louisville majoring in Biology and Women and Gender studies. I hope to attend medical school after graduation. My job is to make sure that remote She Became is accessible and engaging for the girls. During the pandemic, we have modified our lesson plans and gone completely remote! I am so excited for this year with She Became! 

ABBY POSEY

Director of Remote Engagement

I am a senior at the University of Louisville studying History and Pan-African Studies. I have worked with She Became since 2018 and have been a mentor, school director, and executive board member during my time here. As one of the Co-Directors of Remote Engagement this year, my job includes making our program accessible for students who are taking their classes from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

Staff 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.