Meet the friendly folks who will help guide you through your introduction to UAB.


gracie meyer 2Gracie Meyer, Orientation Leader Coordinator
Biomedical Sciences
Enterprise, AL
Gracie loves Korean Dramas and once watched three in less than two weeks. Her favorite study spot on campus is the comfy chairs on the first floor of Sterne Library.


shalin patel 2Shalin Patel, Orientation Leader Coordinator
Neuroscience
Meridianville, AL
Shalin is fluent in three languages and is looking to add more to his collection! His favorite thing about UAB is the chance to explore Birmingham and find new places to study or relax.

makayla coleMakayla Cole
Pre-Nursing
Pinson, AL
Makayla is afraid of heights, but she once let a group of friends convince her to do a 100 foot free fall at an amusement park. Her favorite thing about UAB is how there are so many different performances and concerts happening on campus at the Alys Stephens Center.

skyler hallSkyler Hall
Biomedical Sciences
Huntsville, AL
Skyler once had a pet hawk. His favorite thing about UAB is that Sterne Library is open 24 hours a day.

dylan jacksonDylan Jackson
Psychology
Alabaster, AL
Dylan is Regina's number one fan on TikTok and spends way too much of his time on the app each day. He loves going to any UAB Athletics event–especially when the blazers come home with a W. 

danna mahdiDanna Mahdi
Health Care Management
Huntsville, AL
When Danna was 8, she once kicked out her dad’s teeth. Now she wants to be a dentist! She loves spending time on the Green on a beautiful day.

sean martinSean Martin
Biomedical Sciences
Mobile, AL
Sean is a big foodie–he even keeps a comprehensive list of local Birmingham restaurants sorted by cuisine on his phone! He loves how UAB is in the middle of an ever-growing city, but isn't too far away from nature.

jaqueline martinezJaqueline Martinez
Neuroscience
Huntsville, AL
Jackie can't swim but she loves going to the beach. She likes to read books on the Green on sunny days.

ellie mcdanielEllie McDaniel
Forensic Accounting
Lexington, KY
Ellie was born in Bangladesh and lived in India until she was 9. She was homeschooled from 2nd grade until she became a UAB Blazer in 2019. Her favorite thing to do in Birmingham is to go to the top of Vulcan at night and see the city lights.

regina mpagi
Regina Mpagi
Health Care Management
Toney, AL
Regina is always learning new TikTok dances in her spare time! One thing she loves about UAB is the proximity to many different restaurants near campus. She especially loves going to The Pizitz Food Hall!

katherine njauKatherine Njau
Economics and Political Science
Hoover, AL
Katherine is pretty good at tennis on the Wii and in real life! Her favorite thing about UAB is the opportunity to get involved on and off campus in the community.

peyton perryPeyton Perry
Political Science
Meridianville, AL
Peyton has a passion for social justice and has taken courses at UAB on cross-national serial killers, human trafficking, and even Mock Trial. He loves connecting with his freshman residents as an Honors College Resident Assistant.

madison phillipsMadison Phillips
Biomedical Sciences
Springville, AL
Madison loves country music and she most likely knows all the lyrics to your favorite country song! Her favorite thing about UAB is that even though the campus is in the middle of a big city, it still feels like home surrounded by a big family.

elijah quinonesElijah Quinones
Neuroscience
Arab, AL
Elijah has an air horn app on his phone for roast battles. One of his favorite things to do in Birmingham is to go up the mountain to the WBRC sign and overlook UAB's campus with the city as a skyline. 

shelby rankinShelby Rankin
Biology
Arab, AL
Shelby once rode 5 roller coasters in the span of 30 minutes. She loves hanging out with her friends in UAB's residence halls.

carmen rossCarmen Ross
Public Health
Chattanooga, TN
Carmen has tried all of the milkshakes on campus, so she is a reliable source for milkshake recommendations. Her favorite thing about UAB is being a pole vaulter on the UAB Women's Track and Field team.

caroline weisenfeldCaroline Weisenfeld
Biomedical Sciences
Montgomery, AL
Caroline has the ability to be heard no matter where she is—her friends can find her in the Hill Student Center just by the sound of her voice. Her favorite thing about UAB and the surrounding Birmingham area is the versatility to always have something fun to do. You can catch her spending her weekends exploring new coffee shops with her friends!