Meet UI’s 2019 Homecoming Court
October 14, 2019
Hometown: Homewood, Illinois
Major: Food Science and Human Nutrition with a minor in Business
Fun fact: She is applying to Master’s programs to pursue a degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations. She was also the recipient of the Dr. John E Collins Community Excellence Award.
Hometown: Park Ridge, Illinois
Major: Political Science and English with minor in Spanish
Fun fact: She studied abroad in Pavia, Italy, as a part of her James Scholar course on refugee migration in the Mediterranean Sea.
Hometown: Woodridge, Illinois
Fun fact: Her career goals after pursuing her master’s degree in Dance include working as an instructor and dancer in Chicago.
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Major: Information Systems and Marketing
Fun fact: She has studied abroad in Dubai, South Africa, Austria, Indonesia and Peru. She also is a three-time resident adviser.
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Major: Integrative Biology
Fun fact: She is extremely passionate about disability advocacy, serving as both a personal care assistant and a member of the Disability Awareness program.
Hometown: LaGrange, Illinois
Major: Information Systems and Information Technology
Fun fact: She is involved in multiple organizations on campus including Illinois Enactus, Business Council, Phi Sigma Sigma sorority and more.
Xizi (Liz) Li
Hometown: Shenyang, China
Major: Econometrics and Quantative Economics
Fun fact: She has been involved in both the Office of Volunteer Programs for Students Affairs and The Illinois Leadership program.
Hometown: Mason City, Illinois
Major: Agricultural and Consumer Economics
Fun fact: Emily is a fourth-generation Illini! She is also a Division I athlete on the Illinois Women’s Swimming and Diving Team.
Hometown: Calumet City, Illinois
Major: Recreation, Sport and Tourism
Fun fact: Melani is a proud member of the United States Army and has received the President’s Award Scholarship.
Hometown: Algonquin, Illinois
Major: Integrative Biology and Spanish
Fun fact: Deniz has been volunteered at various organizations in town, with one being the Crisis Nursery. She also serves as a conversation partner for the Intensive English Institute.
Hometown: Cypress, California
Major: Computer Science
Fun fact: Samantha is currently serving as the Director of Staff for the Air Force ROTC program here on campus.
Hometown: Carmel, Indiana
Fun fact: Masumi currently serves as president of her sorority, Delta Kappa Delta.
Hometown: Naperville, Illinois
Fun fact: Kayla has run one full marathon and two half marathons.
Hometown: Mount Olive, Illinois
College: Social Work
Major: Social Work with a minor in Leadership studies
Fun fact: Kelly has been involved with multiple organizations on campus such as the Women’s resource center, New Student Programs, and the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations.
Hometown: Urbana, Illinois
Major: Civil Engineering
Fun fact: Catherine is a member of the Illini Football student section as a blockhead!
Hometown: Peoria, Illinois
Major: Molecular and Cellular Biology and Political Science
Fun fact: Marc works to fundraise for cancer research in collaboration with the famous country singer, Luke Bryan.
Hometown: Yorkville, Illinois
Major: Crop Sciences with a minor in Public Relations
Fun fact: Her love for Crop Sciences was fostered by growing up on her family farm in Northern Illinois. Kristine will be graduating with a full-time job with Corteva Agriscience.
Hometown: Palatine, Illinois
Major: Chemical Engineering
Fun fact: He has had internships with ExxonMobil and the Process Safety group of Baker Engineering and Risk Consultants. He also has pursued research projects that are aimed at increasing the efficiency of Lithium-ion batteries.
Hometown: Minooka, IL
Fun fact: After graduation, Heather will be working with Abbvie in their Clinical Trial Operations Development Program.
Hometown: Champaign, Illinois
Major: Media and Cinema Studies and Spanish
Fun fact: During her junior year, Coltrane studied abroad with the Political Science department in Buenos Aires, Argentina.