Student Leadership

Blair Polinsky

Director, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Fundraiser

Blair is a junior at the University of Illinois who joined College Ventures to make a positive impact on the Champaign-Urbana community. As a current college student, Blair recognizes the importance of higher education and wants to ensure that a lack of resources shouldn't be a barrier for students who want to further their education.

“Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you." - Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Reach out to Blair at blairtp2@illinois.edu if you're looking to join College Ventures at the University of Illinois.

Jesse Lowell

Director, University of Arizona Fundraiser

Jesse is a sophomore at the University of Arizona who is passionate about giving back and supporting those in need. As someone who is fortunate enough to receive a quality education, Jesse hopes to play a pivotal role in providing others with the same opportunities he was lucky enough to afford.

“Do something today that your future self will thank you for.” - Sean Patrick Flanery

Reach out to Jesse at jlowj18@email.arizona.edu if you're looking to join College Ventures at the University of Arizona.

Nicholas Charalab

Director, Indiana University at Bloomington Fundraiser

Nick is a senior attending Indiana University, leading College Ventures' fundraising efforts in Bloomington. As a first-generation college student, he finds passion in assisting students who want to pursue higher education. Nick is looking forward to setting the foundation for this organization in a new location.

"In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Reach out to Nick at ncharala@iu.edu if you're looking to join College Ventures at the University of Indiana.

Zack Romanek

Director, Indiana University at Bloomington Fundraiser

Zack is passionate about making a positive difference. He realizes how fortunate he is to have the opportunity to go to college and he wants others to have the same opportunity without the financial burden holding them back.

“We rise by lifting others.” - Robert Ingersoll

Reach out to Zack at zromanek@iu.edu if you're looking to join College Ventures at the University of Indiana.

Jeremy Berman

Director, Baruch College Fundraiser

Jeremy joins College Ventures as a senior at Baruch College, motivated to help the next generation of Baruch students pay for college. As a current student, Jeremy understands first-hand the stresses that students go through, and by leading a fundraiser, he hopes to alleviate the financial burden that others face.

"Take the risk or lose the chance." - Anonymous

Reach out to Jeremy at jeremy.berman@baruchmail.cuny.edu if you're looking to join College Ventures at Baruch College.