The Off-Campus Student Council consists of 25 off-campus students who plan events, develop programming, and establish community partnerships to serve the off-campus student population at UAB. For more information about the Council, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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2019-2020 Off-Campus Student Council Members

Rugaya Aljalal

Rugaya Aljalal

Junior, Public Health
Commute: 20 minutes

When you get involved on campus, find something you are passionate about. There is not enough time in college to do things you are not passionate about.

Wynter Burlock

Wynter Burlock

Senior, Psychology
Commute: 15 minutes

Always make sure to know a few parking lots that you are able to park in, just in case your usual lot happens to be full one day. Also, always come prepared with snacks and drinks to make sure you have an energy boosts when necessary!

Praise Daramola

Praise Daramola

Senior, Electrical Engineering
Commute: 25 minutes

If it takes you more than 20 minutes to get to campus, leave early for 8 a.m. classes because morning traffic adds about 10 minutes to your trip on a bad day.

Kaitlyn Farley

Kaitlyn Farley

Senior, Elementary Education
Commute: 15 minutes

Finding out what you should get involved with can be tricky, but it’s not impossible! UAB has so many organizations that can fit any person’s interests. Becoming involved with each organization I’m in has truly made me feel more connected to the school I love!

Linsey Griffin

Linsey Griffin

Junior, Communication Studies
Commute: 60 minutes

If you don’t want to make the trek all the way to the library with your heavy backpack (because we have to carry literally everything in there) come sit in the lounge! It’s a quiet place to relax and study, eat lunch, and ask any questions you need to. The Student Assistants and Pathfinders are always so helpful and do what they can to answer any questions you have.

Hanh Huynh

Hanh Huynh

Junior, Political Science + Philosophy
Commute: 10 minutes

Get here early in the morning for two pros: it is easier to find an ideal parking spot before 9:00 a.m., and I get most of my homework done in the morning before my classes!

Victor Ibanez

Victor Ibanez

Junior, Kinesiology
Commute: 20 minutes

If you’re parking in a lot that is further away, time management is key to getting to campus on time. Check the Blazer Express routes to see how you can get around campus from various parking lots.

AJ Jarman

AJ Jarman

Sophomore, Pre-Nursing
Commute: 5 minutes

Be sure to keep an eye out for all of the student involvement fairs we have on campus. Getting involved on campus is so much easier than most people think no matter what type of organization it is with.

Destiny Jones

Destiny Jones

Junior, Biology
Commute: 20 minutes

Be on campus as much as possible. It’s so easy to go to class and drive home, but a really great way to feel connected and get involved is to actually be on campus.

Tehreem Khan

Tehreem Khan

Sophomore, Communication Studies
Commute: 20 minutes

Seek out and reach out! Seek out options regarding academics and involvement to make the best of your UAB experience. Never be afraid to reach out to people and seek help for people might be the doorway to your success. Also, be sure to stay involved to feel connected to the campus.

Cassie LeSueur

Cassie LeSueur

Senior, Biomedical Sciences
Commute: 60 minutes

Set time to get involved. Involvement not only makes college enjoyable, it also gives the relevant experience you will need in your career and gets you connected with future employers and people that can write you recommendation letters.

Hannah Morton

Hannah Morton

Senior, Biomedical Engineering
Commute: 10 minutes

A good pair of rain boots, a rain jacket, and a big umbrella will be your best investment.

Nour Moughnyeh

Nour Moughnyeh

Junior, Immunology
Commute: 30-60 minutes

Pick a day of the week to get gas, and stick to it (as much as possible) for the semester. Even if your tank isn't empty, if you constantly fill it up on the same day, it'll prevent you from waking up one morning late for your 8 a.m. class, and realizing you have no gas.

Scott Nguyen

Scott Nguyen

Junior, Chemistry
Commute: 30 minutes

Make friends with people who live on campus. They help you stay motivated and connected with opportunities available to you on campus.

Cassidy Nolan

Cassidy Nolan

Freshman, Elementary Education
Commute: 30 minutes

Stay active on Engage and make friends with students who live on campus that are involved so that you always know about events and involvement opportunities happening on campus. Don't miss out on anything UAB has to offer!

Becca Pall

Becca Pall

Sophomore, Chemistry
Commute: 10 minutes

Mark your calendar for events and club meetings on campus, so you don't miss out. Even if you have to drive back to campus, it's worth it to be involved!

Ashlea Posey

Ashlea Posey

Sophomore, Mathematics
Commute: 45 minutes

If you’re looking for a place to hang out or study, come to the lounge! The staff can help you get involved on campus and get you connected with other off-campus students.

Kierra Reed

Kierra Reed

Junior, Pre-Nursing
Commute: 20 minutes

When looking for apartments, don’t be afraid to ask for UAB student/employer discounts and use your resources like the Off Campus Housing Website!

Lucas Riley

Lucas Riley

Senior, Kinesiology
Commute: 20 minutes

Always leave 30 minutes before you should. The worst that could happen is that you make it campus a little early and the cushion will come in handy for the unexpected traffic.

Tarana Sidhu

Tarana Sidhu

Senior, Biology
Commute: 25 minutes

One day, you will absolutely need that one thing you said you didn’t need, so don’t hesitate to over pack your car! And be sure to check your email and the weather before your commute. From sitting in traffic for over an hour trying to get to a class that had already been cancelled, to journeying through a torrential downpour across campus without an umbrella... trust me, I know.

Kendra Tamburelli

Kendra Tamburelli

Junior, Healthcare Management
Commute: 15 minutes

UAB offers many safety resources for commuter students including the Blazer Express Safety Escort, which is a service that will pick you up at night for free if you feel unsafe or parked far away. UAB also offers another service called MARS which is a roadside assistance program on campus if you are experiencing car troubles.

Faith Turner

Faith Turner

Senior, Biomedical Sciences
Commute: 20 minutes

Treat living as an off-campus student as a full-time job. Pack everything the night before and prepare to be on campus for the day. By doing this, you have the ability to get involved, take advantage of UAB's resources, and create a community of friends.

Kaitlyn Willis

Kaitlyn Willis

Sophomore, Kinesiology
Commute: 45 minutes

If you know that you have a busy schedule, buy an extra charger for each device so you never have to worry about your device dying. Bringing a few extra snacks to keep in your car or backpack also helps to prevent spending any extra money on campus as that money adds up.