SDGC Officer Information:

pi SDGC President - Melissa Lovell

President Elect - TBD


Communications VP - Dave Wolper


Webmaster - Marshall Spevak,


Academic VP - Peggy Poulsen,

pi Music Coordinator - Ken Wilder
pi Outreach & Event Coordinator- Kathlene Stakely

Young Alumni Coordinator - Diego Mesa and Hidahis Figueroa


At-Large Director - Sydne McMahon


At-Large Director - Mike Bordon

pi At-Large Director - Bena Leslie
pi At-Large Director - Malachi Bierstein,



Young Alumni Coordinator - Taylor Gilliland

kenAs Young Alumni Coordinator, Taylor will be working to recruit more recent Gator grads to join the club and to organize social and networking events for young alumni. He hopes to boost attendance at the monthly happy hours and to bring UF professors to San Diego for seminars and speaking events. With his background in science, he will also be working to create a forum for SD Gators involved in all aspects of the field to network and support each other. Taylor is always looking for new and fun ways to engage other young alumni, so be sure to let him know your ideas at the next football game or shoot him an email.

Taylor was born and raised in Sarasota, FL and graduated from Sarasota High School. He earned his B.S. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology with a Minor in Applied and Professional Ethics from UF in 2007. While in Gainesville, Taylor was a leader of Outdoor Adventure Recreation, The GatorTeens Volunteer Program, and the Student Global AIDS Campaign. Now as a graduate student at UCSD, Taylor is working on his PhD in Biomedical Sciences and feels like he will be in school forever! Who knows, maybe he'll wind up back at UF... this time at the front of the classroom.

When he's not toiling away in his research lab or watching Gator football, Taylor can be found out on the water sea kayaking, playing kayak polo, or kayak surfing (just about anything involving a kayak). He also is a coordinator for an international student advocacy group working to improve access to essential medicines in the developing world.