The following are the duly elected or appointed members of your 2018–2019 UF Law Student Bar Association Executive Board.
Colby, 3L, was born in Tallahassee, FL and was raised in the “Big Bend” region of North Florida and South Georgia. He graduated summa cum laude from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and History. His legal interest is civil litigation, specifically in business law, bankruptcy, and employment law. His hobbies include watching sports, fishing, and kayaking. At Levin, he is also a member of the John Marshall Bar Association and serves as a 2017-2018 ILSP Ambassador.
John, 3L, is from Miami, Florida. John graduated magna cum laude from Florida International University with a major in Political Science and Certificate in National Security Studies. John is an avid follower of the NBA, Hispanic cinema, and Miami politics. At the Levin College of Law, John serves as President of the Cuban-American Bar Association, Community Service Chair for the Latino Law Students Association, and as a 2017-2018 ILSP Ambassador. He intends to return to Miami and pursue criminal and civil litigation practices upon graduating.
Richard is a 2L at UF Law and a Double Gator. As an undergraduate he spent four years learning, teaching, and competing in the area of trial advocacy. On campus, Richard is also involved in Phi Alpha Delta, as Marshall, and the Association of Public Interest Law. In his free time, he enjoys taking his fiancé out to dinner, jogging around campus, and kayaking whenever possible.
Paul was born and raised in Columbia, SC, but now calls Jacksonville home. After spending two years in Scotland at the University of St Andrews, he transferred to the University of South Carolina and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Finance. An avid tennis player, Paul played on the Varsity team at St Andrews, as well as the Club team at Carolina. At UF Law, Paul serves as the President of both the John Marshall Bar Association and the Law College Council, as well as representing the entire UF Law body each Tuesday night in the Student Government Senate Chambers.
Torri Macarages, 2L, hails from Ocala, Florida. She double majored in Psychology and Public Relations at the University of Florida, and loved UF so much that she had to stay for law school. She is a member of the Association for Public Interest Law, the John Marshall Bar Association, and a 1L representative for the Association of Law and Business. In her free time she enjoys running, cycling, and OrangeTheory fitness.
Milly Vasquez, 3L, was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador. She immigrated to the United States when she was only two years old and was raised in beautiful Tarpon Springs, Florida. Milly went on to graduate from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and International Affairs. GO NOLES! Despite her loyalties, Milly is very happy to be a part of the wonderful Gator Nation. On campus, Milly is involved with the Latino Law Student Association, and serves as a 2018-2019 ILSP Ambassador.
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Faith Proper, 2L, is a Florida native from West Palm Beach. She graduated from Palm Beach State College with an Associates of Arts, and summa cum laude from Emory University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. After graduating, she worked at Emory University for 3 years as a full-time staff member in charge of an academic and co-curricular program about “The Nature of Evidence.” In law school, Faith discovered an affinity for the law of debt and plans to work in bankruptcy law this summer. Outside of the classroom, Faith enjoys her work with the Florida Law Review and enjoying as much musical theater as possible.
Gaetano, 2L, grew up on Florida’s Space Coast, grounded by a loving community but with an eye tracking the rockets blasting into the stars. Gaetano graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Florida with a degree in Economics and another in International Studies. Falling in love with Tampa, he stayed there for two years after graduating, working for Apple while saving up for a return to school. He sits on the board of directors for his Tampa condo-owners association and serves as a class representative for both the SBA and the Latino Law Student Association. Growing up as the family tech guy, Gaetano hopes to find a way to incorporate his technical know-how with a J.D. to modernize the practice of law.