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Who we are

As one of the 600 active Campus Initiative Clubs around the country, members of the UNICEF Student Chapter at the University of Michigan strive to educate, advocate and fundraise on behalf of UNICEF, in order to reach zero preventable deaths. 

our work

We donate to UNICEF Child Protection initiatives that prevent and respond to violence against children, such as exploitation, trafficking, child labor, and more. 

"UNICEF strives to create a world where every child grows up free from fear, exploitation, and harm." 

We support children's right to survive and thrive by educating our peers and community about the burdens that children face both nationally and globally. 

"UNICEF will continue to provide vulnerable children around the world with the support and services they need to reach their full potential."

We raise funds for UNICEF's Emergency and Disaster Relief efforts to protect the world's most vulnerable children and achieve global childhood well-being. 

"Every year, UNICEF responds to approximately 300 humanitarian situations, from conflicts to natural disasters."

Meet our executive board!  

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Mandy Morello


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Nadeen Elkordy

Education Chair


Lilian shreiner

Service Chair

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Melissa Cox


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Fundraising Chair

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Ana Pislaru

Social Chair

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Advocacy Chair


Sebastian Oliva

External Communications Chair

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Ana Pislaru

Social Chair

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Praneet voleti

Special Representative in Service: Science Olympiad

Committee Leads

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Paighton Gimotty

CSAM and Anti-Trafficking

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Adriana Torero

End of the Year GALA

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Marygrace ortega

WASH Programming

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Refugee Rights

Dr. Fatma Müge Göçek


"Fatma Müge Göçek is a Professor of Sociology. Her research focuses on the comparative analysis of history, politics, and gender in the first and third worlds. She critically analyzes the impact of processes such as development, nationalism, religious movements, and collective violence on minorities. She is currently working on a theory book, constructing social theory from the vantage point of minorities."

Dr. Göçek has been UNICEF-UM's advisor since January of 2022.

Want to join our executive board?

We elect new board members each Spring so please check back for available positions.  You can check our social media pages and our biweekly emails for links, notifications, and opportunities to get involved.  If you have any questions, reach out via social media or email (   

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