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Meet the team

Anna Barr

Anna Barr

President

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Senior, Nutrition and Dietetics

“Coming to SDSU, I noticed a lack of a volunteer event that could bring all students together and help us connect deeper with our community. I am thrilled to bring that opportunity to other students and hopefully fill this gap in a way the community and students desire.”

Emily Quaal

Emily Quaal

Student Outreach Committee

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Junior, Medical Lab Sciences

“I am involved in TBE because I want to take part in and contribute to a day of change that helps the community grow and improve.”

Jessica Morey

Jessica Morey

Student Outreach Committee

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Freshman, Physical Education

“I am involved in The Big Event because I am able to give back to the community that gave me a second home.” 

Mitchell Raihle

Mitchell Raihle

Student Outreach Committee

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Junior, Mechanical Engineering

“I got involved because I participated in TBE at another school and saw the impact it creates within the community, and I saw that potential here and wanted to be apart of making it the best it can be here.”

Natalie Swanson

Natalie Swanson

Student Outreach Committee

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Junior, Exercise Science

“I am involved with TBE because it is a fantastic service opportunity with a powerfully kind motivation. Actively saying "thank you" to the Brookings community which has done so much for us is a gesture that will hopefully impact both the students and community members.”

Caitlynn Runia

Caitlynn Runia

Community Outreach Committee

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Sophomore, Nursing and Spanish

“I am involved in TBE because I am passionate about volunteering, and I think it is important for students to connect with and give back to the community!”

Mark McLaughlin

Mark McLaughlin

Community Outreach Committee

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Senior, Geography and Political Science

“Making connections with community members throughout Brookings is one of the best parts of The Big Event and I take part in the community outreach team.”

Marie Mclaughlin

Marie McLaughlin

Community Outreach Committee

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Freshman, psychology, pre-occupational therapy

"As a person who loves volunteering, this day spoke to me because it celebrates a community brought together through volunteering."

Nicole Sterzinger

Nicole Sterzinger

Community Outreach Committee

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Sophomore, Animal Science, Pre-veterinary medicine

“I became involved in The Big Event because I wanted to be apart of something bigger than me, and being a part of a committee devoted completely to making ties between the students and residents is just that!”

McKinley Lain

McKinley Lain

Community Outreach Committee

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Senior, Sustainable Community Design

“To me the value of personal connection in the building of an individual and the building of a community is unsurpassed. TBE offers such connection to numerous students and community members, which encourages my engagement in TBE.”