Student Council on Diversity and Inclusion
The Student Council on Diversity and Inclusion ensures that goals for diversity and
inclusion are fully achieved, valued and cherished at the Darla Moore School of Business.
The council, composed of a diverse, representative and knowledgeable group of self-selected
students, held its inaugural meeting in Fall 2016. They represent your voice for diversity
and inclusion as members of the Moore School community, so please contact one of the
committee members with any diversity-related questions or concerns that need to be
Wilfredo Anderson is a sophomore majoring in finance. His family is from Panama but
he has lived in Germany and eventually ended up in Sumter, S.C. Wilfredo is a part
of the Alpha Kapa Psi business fraternity and Brothers of Nubian Descent. In his free
time, Wilfredo enjoys scrapbooking fun moments in his life and scuba diving. He is
currently taking a course to be a certified scuba diver. Wilfredo wants to embody
the spirit of diversity and inclusion and provide a bigger platform to voice an all-inclusive
Janae Alise Bowman is a sophomore accounting major and retailing minor. She is from
a small town near Charleston, S.C., called Adams Run. She is also a member of Sigma
Omega Upsilon International Business Fraternity, the Association of African American
students and will be a part of the Capstone Service Team this fall. Janae loves to
spend weekends shopping and spending time with her friends, and wanted to join the
Diversity and Inclusion Council in order to help build a stronger community amongst
the minorities in the Moore School.
Jim Fernandez is a sophomore from Philadelphia who is majoring in GSCOM and marketing.
He enjoys playing rugby and hanging out with friends. When he’s not on the field,
Jim serves as a Resident Mentor in a dorm on campus. He enjoys spending time with
the residents on his hall. In the council, he hopes to raise awareness and importance
of diversity within our campus.
Sandy Guo is a junior from Lexington, S.C., who is majoring in marketing and finance.
She is a part of the American Marketing Association collegiate club. In her free time,
Sandy loves many outdoor activities including going on nature hikes. She hopes that
the council will grab the attention of everyone on campus and emphasize the importance
of diversity and inclusion. Sandy encourages others to create an open environment
Jennifer Jasso is in the Professional MBA program at the Moore School. She graduated
from Texas Tech University with a bachelor's degree in Latin American and Iberian
Studies. Her father was in the military, which afforded her the opportunity to interact
with a diverse group of people in military communities and throughout her travels
overseas. She joined the Diversity and Inclusion Student Council to bring awareness
to diversity issues and to create an even more inclusive community at USC.
Bradley Kinzel is in his first year of pursing a Master’s degree in economics. While
he is originally from Ohio, he made Pennsylvania his home before moving to Columbia
for his undergraduate degree at USC. In his free time, Bradley enjoys cooking great
meals and baking any kind of sweet treat. Within the council, he hopes to organize
events in order to promote a large outreach for diversity and inclusion.
Charlize Melendez is a sophomore from Goose Creek, S.C., who is double majoring in
marketing and management. She plans to attend graduate school to get her Masters in
luxury marketing to then work in the fashion industry upon graduation. In her free
time, Charlize enjoys traveling, writing, spending quality time with her friends and
family, and cheering on the Gamecocks. Growing up around her Puerto Rican family taught
her that it is essential to promote diversity for societies and businesses to be successful.
She stands by the fact that all faiths, all sexualities, and all ethnicities have
the right to be represented and treated with dignity and respect.
Emily Morris is a senior double-majoring in marketing and management with a minor
in advertising and public relations. Her passion for diversity and inclusion stems
from growing up with a close-knit diverse group of friends and enjoying learning about
their cultures, as well as differences. She is also passionate about advocating for
students with disabilities and destigmatizing mental health. On campus, Emily is also
a member of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society, and CHAARG.
Madison Poindexter is a sophomore from Lexington, S.C., who is studying multimedia
journalism. In her free time, Madison loves to read, write and listen to music while
enjoying her favorite chocolate bar. Within the council, she writes newsletters to
announce our events and share the council’s core initiatives. She believes that it
is extremely important for individuals of different backgrounds and identities to
be treated with respect and welcomed in a comforting environment.
Sarah Robertson is a senior from San Rafael, Calif., who is majoring in economics
and GSCOM. She is involved in CHAARG, an exercise group that supports and guides women
to lead an active, healthy lifestyle. In her free time, she loves to draw, cook, hike
and travel. Fostering dogs is one of her main passions. She is also passionate about
using the newness of diversity and inclusion to create a big impact within our community.
She aims to make all people aware that every single person should be treated the same.
Sterling Robertson is a junior international business and economics student with a
minor in German. He currently serves as the development director for IRIS, the largest
LGBTQ student organization on campus, as well as on the board of Moore School Pride.
With aspirations to work internationally, he hopes to celebrate and understand the
various backgrounds and cultures that make up the Moore School.
Lisa Sanchez is a senior from West Chester, Pa., who is majoring in GSCOM and marketing
with a minor in advertising and public relations. She is on the Homecoming Commission
and participates in the Omega Phi Alpha national service sorority. In her free time,
Lisa loves to take naps, read, listen to music and watch HGTV. She joined the Diversity
and Inclusion Council in order to promote diversity and its importance inside and
outside the college environment. Lisa hopes to make the business school a welcoming
place for all international students.
Brittany Strampp is a sophomore from Washington State. She lived in Virginia and Charleston,
S.C., before ending up in Columbia. Brittany is majoring in GSCOM with a minor in
applied computing. She is involved in many things on campus including Rotaract, IRIS,
Moneythink and the Capstone Programing Executive Council. In her free time, Brittany
enjoys reading and going to the Charleston Young Adult Book Festival. She hopes the
council will pave a new way for individuals of all identifications to strive within
the business school.
Quantavious Watson, whose home is in Chesterfield, S.C., is a management science and
finance major entering his senior year. Quantavious' goals with the council is to
be a voice for those who feel they don't have one. He is hoping to open people's minds
to how we are all equal and to come together as diverse Gamecocks. During his free
time he like to play sports, listen to music and try different restaurants.