Meet The Staff
Flash Activities Board
Elise Carney - President
I have always been amazed by how much Kent State has to offer, and I love getting to be apart of something so special and fun. The FAB creates events directed towards students to engage them with fun, learning, and everything in between. In the past I have planned events like Fun in the Sun, Silent Disco, Earth Day, Fall Festival, Painting Nights, and more. This year I will be overseeing the fabulous Board of Directors and Event Staff. We have a great year planned!
Hometown: Rochester, New York
Fun Fact: I love to travel! Most recently I backpacked through Europe for a month over the summer.
manny jackson - Director of cultural programming
I love event planning and getting to create events where students can experience exciting new things, while also makng friends and creating memorable moments that they share years later after college. My goal for the year is to create events where students can learn about and celebrate various cultures and intersectional identities.
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Major: Applied Communications
Fun Fact: I love visual design and dream of being a creative art director when I grow up.
bobbi broome - director of late night events
I'm excited to work for FAB because it gives me a chance to be creative and think outside the box on events that will be fun for the whole Kent community.
Hometown: Falls Church, Virginia
Fun Fact: I traveled to Ghana for study abroad Summer 2017.
Caroline lukehart - director of spirit & traditions
I love being directly involved with students on campus, and am so excited that FAB gives me the chance to do that! My favorite part of event planning is seeing the students' reactions to the events and overhearing their comments. I am so excited to work on Spirited Events like KSU Kickoff and Homecoming because I absolutely love Kent State & the sense of community that the University demonstrates during these events! Seeing students rally together for one uniting event/week/cause is my favorite! I also love interacting with new and old students, so I am so happy to be a part of FAB!
Hometown: Aurora, Ohio
Major: Nursing: Minor: Spanish
Fun Fact: I am obsessed with, have met, and have seen the band INEEDTOBREATHE 8 times! It will be 10 by the end of the summer. I also love fish & am in love with my current goldfish, Whoophead. He's my favorite!
pooyan mirjalili - director of weekly entertainment
I am excited for my position because I have so many great events planned for students. I love seeing students being happy and enjoy every second of their time at Kent State.
Hometown: Tehran, Iran
Major: Biology, Pre-Dentistry
Fun Fact: I am from Iran and I have traveled to 7 countries. I also have an unhealthy obsession with pico de gallo.
christine nelson - graduate assistant
I assist with FAB, UCommute, Off-Campus and Commuter Services. I joined the FAB team in August 2018! I am studying in the Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel Master's program here at Kent. One of my favorite things about my job is seeing all of the events planned by FAB and how much of a diverse body of Kent students enjoy them.
Hometown: Perrysburg, Ohio
Fun Fact: I was the mascot, Frieda the Falcon at Bowling Green State University!
Alexander regueiro - director of marketing
I have always had a passion for encouraging students to become more involved on campus. Since my freshman year I have had the opportunity to promote the many great events on campus hosted by Flash Activities Board. I am excited to help give other students this same opportunity by overseeing our marketing committee this spring.
Hometown: Wadsworth, OH
Fun Fact: I will be traveling to Italy the summer of 2019 to study abroad."
dan passonno - event staff
I joined FAB because I enjoy going to campus events. Kent State University has a ton of really exciting and engaging events each week so I love having the chance to help out at them!
Hometown: Watervliet, New York
Major: Public Health
Fun Fact: Kent State and I have the same birthday!
samantha bobik - event staff
I joined FAB because I wanted to become more connected to Kent State through an office that focused on the needs and happiness of students!
Major: Human Development & Family Studies; Psychology
Hometown: Lakewood, Ohio
Fun Fact: My favorite music artist is Harry Styles!