Student Leadership 2018-19


Maggie Burke
President and Engagement Fellow
Maggie, a senior studying psychology at the U, moved to Utah from Washington in her teens. When she's not in class, she loves playing clarinet in the U's Wind Ensemble, rock climbing, and going to classical music concerts. Maggie went on her Birthright trip this past summer. Her favorite Jewish food is her mom's homemade challah french toast, and she loves cozy Shabbat dinners with her friends.

Mara Kushner
Vice President and Engagement Fellow
Mara Kushner is a senior at Westminster College majoring in educational studies and minoring in outdoor education and leadership. She loves to run and is on the cross country and track team at Westminster. Mara also loves to ski, hike, and be outdoors. Mara comes to Utah from Houston, Texas. Spending time with friends and family is also important to her.
Matzo ball soup ranks high on her list of favorite Jewish foods. One of her favorite Jewish traditions is attending the East Coast family Passover Seder (about 60 people each year) where every child gets a great prize for finding the afikomen.

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Eli Wolk
Treasurer and Engagement Fellow
Eli, a sophomore at the University of Utah, is Hillel’s treasurer overseeing fundraising and swag merchandising. The Seattle native describes himself as a Jew who skiis and plays on the U’s Ultimate Frisbee team.

Alex Bochner
Secretary and Outdoor Programming
From Colorado, Alex graduated in December 2018 from Westminster College with a degree in environmental studies and a Spanish minor. His hobbies include snowboarding, backpacking, climbing, reading, and jamming to music. Challah is big on his favorite Jewish food list and he enjoys being with his family and 'doggos' during Hanukkah. Alex is famous for being one of four featured students in the Hillel College Guide for 2018.  We hope Alex can still carve out some time for Hillel this spring.

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Chloe Laverson
Board Member, Social Media
Chloe is a sophomore musical theatre major at the University of Utah. Originally from San Diego, California, says Utah's mountains and beautiful outdoors make up for missing the beach. Chloe loves to sing, dance, go to yoga, and celebrate her Moroccan/French and Jewish heritage. She loves latkes with a lot of sour cream and says there is nothing better (besides her meme's couscous for Passover). Chloe likes Purim because you get to dress up and she's named after Queen Esther (who saved the Jewish people and was a fierce woman ahead of her time). Chloe says she's blessed to have found a wonderful, Jewish community on campus and in Salt Lake City and is excited to be a part of Hillel for Utah's growth.

Student Board Members at Large (2018-19)

Maria Chopine, University of Utah

Rachel Malaga,  University of Utah

Jessica Maurer, Salt Lake Community College

Board of Directors 2018-19

Susan Arsht, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor of Management,
Gore School of Business at Westminster College

Adam R. Bronfman
Founder and Chair, Hillel for Utah Board of Directors
President, The Samuel Bronfman Foundation and Adam R. Bronfman Family Foundation

Maggie Burke
President, Hillel for Utah 2018-19

Stephen R. Morgan
Executive Director, R. Harold Burton Foundation and President Emeritus, Westminster College

Dana Raucher
Executive Director, The Samuel Bronfman Foundation

Dana Tumpowsky
Executive Director, Hillel for Utah