Meet the Turner Fellows

2018-19 Turner Fellows

Each year, three seniors, who have demonstrated exemplary leadership abilities, join the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs as Fred H. Turner Fellows. Meet this year's Turner Fellows:


Lauren DeVries

Lauren De Vries

Lauren is a Speech and Hearing Science major in the College of Applied Health Sciences with plans to pursue graduate studies in Speech-Language Pathology. On campus she is involved with the Student Alumni Ambassadors, her sorority Phi Sigma Sigma, the Child Language and Literacy Lab as a Research Assistant, and has also worked at the University Child Development Lab as a student aide. As a Turner Fellow she hopes to focus on student engagement and fostering connections between her fellow students and the university.


Moises Contreras

Moises Contreras

Moises holds dual majors in Italian and psychology and a minor in Latina/o studies. Throughout his college career, he has held many leadership roles, including serving as the president for United Greek Council, a member of the Student Cultural and Programming Fee Board, and serving on the La Casa Cultural Latina Advisory Board. He speaks Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, and some French. Currently, he works as an information and programs manager at SDRP.  


Malcom Smith

Malcolm Smith

Malcolm is a Marketing and Management major in Gies College of Business. On campus, he has held multiple positions in the Student Alumni Ambassadors, interned with Office of Undergraduate Admissions, and is a proud member of the University of Illinois Black Chorus. He is excited to work with university administration to create meaningful programs for staff and students.

Apply Now to be a 2019–2020 Turner Fellow: View Application Form