Outreach

Mission Statement:

To facilitate the leadership and personal growth of FLEG members, former members, and students in the HWCOE through outreach events created by members of FLEG. In this committee, current and former members of FLEG can propose and lead STEM-related and non-STEM related service events which will benefit the UF and Gainesville community at large.”

Meet the Directors:

Nora Brown

Nora Brown

Director of Outreach

“I attended all the recruitment events I could at the start of my freshman year. What got me so excited to be a part of FLEG was the sense of community I felt from the past members. I knew that this organization would not only provide opportunities to expand and practice my leadership skills but also help me build relationships with genuine, driven people who would shape my college experience for the better. The network I have built through FLEG is priceless. Now, as Outreach Co-Director, I am so excited to create an avenue for driven engineering students to access real-world problems and to start actively making a change in the community. As engineers, I believe we have a responsibility to use our talents to create a better world, and Outreach events can expose us to problems that we might not otherwise know exist or give us new perspectives on how to solve persistent problems. The FLEG community has so much to offer those in need, and in the process of sharing our talents with the community, I believe we are developing ourselves more fully as engineers.”

Charlie Draper

Charlie Draper

Director of Outreach

“I joined FLEG as a shy and reserved freshman looking to learn how to grow, and the distance that I’ve come in that respect blows my mind. FLEG did more than just make me a leader, it also introduced me to countless freshmen just like me who have grown into some of my closest friends. There’s no better feeling than walking into a class for the first day and having an immediate group of people to study and vent with. I’m a director of the Outreach Committee because my favorite freshman year event was a brief trip to the Alachua County Humane Society, where we got to play with puppies and kittens. With a service-centric background, I wanted every one of our events for the remainder of the year to be of a similar nature. I’m so excited to boost FLEG’s presence in the Gainesville community and beyond, and I can’t wait to have an entire committee to do it with!”

Ask me about: My service-work & aspirations, the FLEG ft. Ukelele Club concert, FLEG mentorship, podcasts, plants, and my opinion on the Oxford Comma.

Ask me about: The best local concert venues, any sort of alternative music, intramural and club sports, or some amazing places to eat around Gainesville!