mrc board

The Board of the Minority Rights Coalition consists of the Executive Board plus representatives from all eight constituent organizations.


New Chairs and Vice Chairs coming soon!

bsa: nathan john

Nathan Kweku John (he/him) is the Political Action Advisor for BSA and student body representative to city council. He is a third year pursuing a distinguished honors major in English and African-American Studies.  In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with friends, working out, writing, and dismantling white supremacy.

lsa: eddie castillo

Eddie Castillo (he/him) is a 4th year majoring in Sociology. His roles in activism including being the Latinx Student Alliance Vice President of Advocacy, one of the Community Outreach Chairs for DREAMers On Grounds, and being one of the Recruitment Chairs for PLUMAS. His activism is centered around justice for all, to help those that need a voice, to continue the fight when all odds are stacked against them. He believes that if he helped even one individual, he will continue the fight against injustice in minority communities.

melc: rana abdel-rahman

Rana Abdel-Rahman (she/her) is the Outreach Chair of the Middle Eastern Leadership Council. She is a second year majoring in Psychology and Global Public Health (hopefully!). In her free time, she enjoys watching reruns of Friends, tutoring kids at the local mosque, and playing soccer.

msa: al ahmed

Al Ahmed (he/him) is a 3rd year Kinesiology major. He serves as the Muslim Student Association's representative and has enjoyed his experience thus far. He truly appreciates the genuine work MRC does and standing up for what's right. He tries his best to be an advocate for his faith and inform and educate others about Islam as it is misrepresented often, especially given the various incidents that have occurred around Grounds. Al loves serving the UVA community and giving back to it in whatever capacity he can. In his free time, he loves to watch and play basketball and cricket.

nasu: halle buckles

Halle Buckles (she/her) is the President of the Native American Student Union. She is a fourth year majoring in Sociology in the College and working towards getting her Masters of Teaching in the Curry School of Education. In her free time, she likes to write poetry, look at pictures of dogs on the internet and do yoga.

qsu: kevin westfield

Kevin Westfield (all pronouns) is a 3rd year majoring in Women, Gender, and Sexuality who loves yoga and music. Kevin's main forms of advocacy focus on racial- and gender-based discrimination. Kevin is an intern at the Women's Center for the Men's Leadership Project and is the President of the Afro-Latinx Student Organization.

ufused: francesca callicotte

Francesca Callicotte (she/her) is a third year in the College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in Sociology and African-American Studies. She is the current president of UFUSED (United for Undergraduate Socieconomic Diversity), an organization that tries to create programming, advocacy, and support for low-income and first-generation students at the University of Virginia. UFUSED strives to make spaces accessible to all students.