The following are the duly elected or appointed members of your 2018–2019 UF Law Student Bar Association Executive Board.
Chris is a third year student with a strong interest in criminal law. Before serving as the SBA President, he was the Chair of the Rules and By-Laws Committee and member of the Constitutional Revision Committee. In addition to serving on the SBA, Chris is currently a John Marshall Bar Association (JMBA) Representative and a Student Government Supreme Court Associate Justice.
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.
Faith Proper, 3L, 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 Program Coordinator in charge of an academic and co-curricular program about “The Nature of Evidence.” After graduating, Faith will be working in Atlanta on health care mergers and acquisitions. Outside of the classroom, Faith enjoys her work as a Senior Articles Editor for the Florida Law Review and enjoying as much musical theater as possible.
Nailah Bowen, 2L, was born in Jamaica but grew up in Winter Park, Florida. Nailah graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Political Science. Her legal interest is in employment law. She is involved with the Black Law Student Association, the Labor and Employment Society, and serves as a Levin Ambassador. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and kayaking.
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.