Anna Meehan is a senior from Homewood, Illinois. She's majoring in Human and Organizational Development with a track in Community Development and Leadership. Outside serving as VPAC President, Anna is also a member of Vanderbilt University Theatre and Vanderbilt Tour Guides. She is proud to be a part of such a vibrant board, and she's excited to advocate on behalf of the community that has provided her with a home on campus throughout her Vandy experience! #community
Nikki Jenkinson is a senior from Shepherdstown, West Virginia. She is double majoring in chemical engineering and chemistry, and participates in VOB, VUcept, Voce a Capella, and Chi Omega on campus. She is excited to get to know each VPAC group better through her role as the VPAC Vice President this year!
Lindsey Swearingen is a junior from Austin, Texas double majoring in Medicine, Health, and Society and Theatre with a minor in Corporate Strategy. Lindsey is a member of Vanderbilt University Theatre and Vanderbilt Off-Broadway. In addition to serving on the VPAC executive board, she is currently one of the Community Outreach chairs for Vanderbilt Off-Broadway.
Seasonal Showcase Co-chair
Sasha Whitley (she/her/hers) is a junior from Raleigh, North Carolina double majoring in Anthropology and Medicine, Health, & Society. Sasha is a part of VUTheatre and dances with Vanderbilt Lakshya. Outside of VPAC, Sasha holds board positions within Vanderbilt's NAACP Chapter and QuestBridge Scholarship Community. She is excited to be a part of this year's seasonal showcases and bring a love for performing arts to the greater Vanderbilt community.
Seasonal Showcase Co-chair
Hannah Rosen is a junior from Columbus, Ohio, majoring in Special Education and minoring in English. Outside of VPAC Hannah serves as secretary to Vitality Dance Company and is involved in Active Minds, Vanderbilt Feminists, Vanderbilt Hillel, Athenians Honor Society, and is a Transfer Student Leader, as well as a sister of Chi Omega. She is thrilled to be a part of VPAC this year and looks forward to serving as Seasonal Showcase Co-Chair this year!
Lucija Tacer is a junior from Ljubljana, Slovenia double-majoring in Public Policy Studies and Economics. Outside of VPAC, Lucija serves as secretary of Embrace, a mentoring organization for girls. She also sings in Voce A Cappella and loves going on ASB. In the following year, she is so excited to serve as VPAC’s Publicity Co-Chair!
Nikki Diaz is a sophomore from Miami, Florida. She is a History of Art major on the PreMed track. She is currently one of the Community Outreach chairs for Vanderbilt Off-Broadway, and one of the Café Con Leche chairs for the Vanderbilt Association of Hispanic Students. She is excited to be a part of this amazing community!
Campus Outreach Chair
Austin Channell is a senior from Columbus, Ohio and is majoring in Engineering Science and Communications of Science and Technology. In 2015, Austin co-founded Vanderbilt Theater Lab (VTL), where he oversaw the development of three original student theater pieces. Austin is currently serving as the Artistic Director for the 2017/2018 Vanderbilt Off-Broadway (VOB) Mainstage show, American Idiot.
Web and Media Chair
Yupeng Liu is a sophomore from Little Rock, Arkansas who's majoring in Neuroscience with a minor in Psychology. Yupeng is also a member of AED and VSG's Academic Affairs Committee. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, learning new instruments, and exploring different cultures. He looks forward to contributing to the vibrant and diverse performance organizations at Vanderbilt.
Natalie Bleza is a senior majoring in Cognitive Studies and minoring in Sociology. Aside from her role on VPAC Board, Natalie serves as President of Vanderbilt University Concert Choir and moonlights in VOB and OC. Her favorite spot on campus is the Iris Cafe, and she can't wait to have a stellar year of performing arts advocacy!