Meet our meetings committee! Each member serves a 12 month term with elections and applications open at the end of each fall semester!
Director of Meetings ~ Hailey Silva
Year: 2023 Major:Animation and VFX & Business Administration Hometown: Mililani, HI Favorite Disney Characters: Stitch, Perry the Platypus, Rapunzel, Loki (her dog is named after him!), Peter Pan, Mother Gothel, Hades Favorite Disney Movies/TV Shows:Lilo & Stitch, Hercules, Tangled, High School Musical(S), Luca, honestly anything animated Favorite Disney Attractions & Shows: Big Thunder Mountain, Animation Academy, Paint the Night Parade, Radiator Spring Racers Other Affiliations:NSU, CAVE Club Bio:Hailey’s relationship with Disney started long before she could walk, and her love only grew from then. While she didn’t grow up close to the parks, she now visits the Happiest Place on Earth weekly, and frequents the Disneyland-side often. Her special talents include the signature two-finger point, keeping up with the artists at the Animation Academy, and handing out Disney stickers to very kind cast members. Hailey’s biggest dream is to work as an animator for Disney, but for the time being she’s more than happy to work towards being a future cast member at the parks.
Meetings Assistant ~ Hannah Welsh
Year: 2022 Major: Integrated Educational Studies & Psychology Minor: Law, Justice and Social Control Hometown: Costa Mesa, CA Favorite Disney Characters: LOKI absolute number one, Lumiere, Rapunzel, Genie, Captain America Favorite Movies/TV Shows: Aladdin, Tangled, Beauty and the Beast, Suite Life of Zach and Cody, and pretty much everything Pixar and Marvel Favorite Disney Attractions: Guardians of the Galaxy, Space Mountain, Pirates, and character interactions Other Affiliations: Pi Beta Phi, Student Ambassador, SGA, UPB, Gamma Beta Phi Honors Society, Kappa Delta Pi, Relay for Life, Attallah Undergraduate Leadership Council Bio: Hannah is so excited to be part of exec this year! She’s very passionate about Disney and tries to go to the parks as often as she can. She is an avid fan of the cream cheese filled Mickey pretzels in DCA. In terms of some of her Disney favorites, her favorite princess who she also identifies with is Rapunzel (who apparently also has her personality type-ENFP). She also really geeks out over Marvel and is a huge fan of everything Pixar.
Meetings Assistant~ Shirley Sallas
Year:2023 Major:Public Relations and Advertising & Business Administration Minor Hometown:Naperville, IL Favorite Disney Characters:Winnie the Pooh, London Tipton, Peter Pan, Mulan, Alice, Edna Mode, Spiderman, and Olaf! Favorite Disney Movies/TV Shows:Any DCOM (all time favorite is Princess Protection Program and Jump In), Coco, Lizzie McGuire movie, Alice in Wonderland, Wizards of Waverly Place, Imagineering Story, and Suite Life. Favorite Disney Attractions & Shows:Just being there at the parks! However, any Parade, Storybook Canal Boats, Incredicoaster, It's a Small World, Splash Mountain, and Fantasmic! Other Affiliations:Chapman Cross Country Team and Alpha Gamma Delta Bio:Shirley's earliest memory of Disney was the VHS videos of classic Disney films such as Dumbo, the Jungle Book, and Pinocchio that she used to watch at her grandparent’s house. Her love of Disney grew through the Disney Channel where she would watch DCOMs on repeat and listen to music from Disney Channel artists. You can still find her reciting the whole script of Camp Rock, rewatching Wizards of Waverly Place for the 100th time, or jamming to her Disney playlists. She was always interested in Disney parks history ever since her mom told her about experience going as a kid in the 1970’s. Now, she is lucky enough to be 5 minutes away from the parks. You can find her crying at the end of Fantasmic or a parade, eating a bunch of Tiana’s beignets, meeting new friends in Fantasy Land, or just enjoying the magical atmosphere in the parks.