Meiklejohn Leadership

Meiklejohn Leadership Committee: 2022-2023

The Meiklejohn Leadership Committee is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Meiklejohn Program. They also help chart the program's broader direction and ensure a close connection between the program's underlying philosophy and Meik events and trainings. Leadership works closely with Dean Yolanda Rome and the Dean of the College Office, acting as the liaison between the Meiklejohn general body and University Hall.

Jackie Benjes '24




Jackie is a junior concentrating in Education Studies. In her free time, she loves rooting for Boston sports teams, listening to podcasts, reading, and running. She's really excited to be serving as a Meiklejohn leader this year, and she is especially excited to share her favorite restaurants and cafe study spots with her advisees!

Kira Bierly '23.5




Kira is a second-semester junior, studying English and Theatre. Outside of class, she serves as the TAPS DUG, and she enjoys running, acting, taking barre classes, and exploring Providence coffee shops. She is so excited to be a Meiklejohn Leader this year with this incredible team!

Kaylah Brown '23

Kaylah is a senior concentrating in Health and Human Biology with the hopes of beginning medical school in the fall of 2024. In her free time she enjoys dancing, cooking, and being out in nature. She is very excited for her second year on Meiklejohn Leadership and looks forward to helping her Meiklejohns with anything that they need!

Alaina Cherry '24



Alaina Cherry uses she/her pronouns, and she is a junior studying cognitive neuroscience and visual art. In her free time, she loves painting or doing anything creative, playing soccer, listening to podcasts, and reading.

Jordan Cheung '24




Jordan (he/him) is a junior studying Sociology from Orange County, CA. On campus, he’s involved with Brown Refugee Youth Tutoring and Enrichment (BRYTE), Brown Consulting Club, the Meik program, and the CareerLAB. Outside of school, Jordan loves to spend time with friends and his cat Mochi, go thrift shopping, longboard, and try out new recipes! 

Talia Fernández '23

Talia is a senior from Lido Beach, NY. She studies neuroscience and researches the effects of developmental stressors on sensory integration. Outside of academics, Talia enjoys spending time outdoors and going birdwatching! She is super excited to be on Meiklejohn Leadership this year and can't wait to be working with you all!

Isaac Jenemann '23.5

Isaac is a 23.5'er concentrating in Environmental Studies and Computer Science. He is planning on figuring out what he's doing after Brown sometime soon. When not Meiklejohn-ing you'll probably find Isaac cooking, eating, reading, and laughing all at the same time. 

Melia Lee '25

Melia is a sophomore from Honolulu, HI planning on concentrating in either Public Health or Biology on the Immunobiology track. During her free time, you can probably find her in a random study spot around campus drinking an iced coffee. Outside of Meik Leadership, she also dances for Mezcla :)

Cecile Schreidah '24




Cecile is a junior concentrating in Infectious Epidemiology with hopes of pursuing medicine in the future. She is very passionate about educational equity and health equity and hopes to inspire and support the students that she advises. In her free time, she loves to run, travel, read, and vlog for her YouTube channel. Cecile is so excited to be serving as a Meiklejohn Leader this year; feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

Sydney Stovall '25


Sydney Stovall is a sophomore planning on concentrating in International and Public Affairs on the Development Track. In addition to Meiklejohn Leadership, Sydney is a TA for the Exploring Career Options class and a member of Students for Educational Equity (SEE) and Resource Generation @ Brown. In her free time, Sydney loves going to concerts, listening to music, and going on adventures with her dog!