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Student Leadership Council

The Student Leadership Council serves as the liaison between the student body of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy and Florida State University. The council is composed of discipline-specific, exemplary social science students who work directly with the dean and college administration to provide a student perspective in deciding and implementing the goals and initiatives of the college.

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Read the SLC's Fall 2018 Newsletter here.


SGA and SLC Town Hall
Monday, November 5, 2018, 7:000 pm
DeVoe Moore Center, Bellamy 150E

Learn about Student Government and the College Student Leadership Council and express concerns and ideas/suggestions you have for both.
This is a great opportunity to network with other students.
Free and open to all.
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Agree to Disagree
Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Heritage Museum, Dodd Hall

In conjunction with the Power of We, will facilitate discussions to discover our personal ideological journeys and the journeys of others. The keynote speaker for the event is Liz Joyner, Executive Director of The Village Square. Students from all political backgrounds are invited to attend and engage. Note: This activity will challenge you to deeply consider your political ideology. As such, we ask all participants to remain respectful and appreciative of others' differences.
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Graduate School Panel
Thursday, November 29, 7:00 pm
DeVoe Moore Center, Bellamy 150E

Grad students from a range of applied master's degree programs within the college will be on hand to answer your questions and discuss the necessary steps to prepare for and apply to graduate school programs
Free and open to all.
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2017-2018 Executive Board of the Student Leadership Council:
Chair: Eliza Chase
Eliza Chase is a senior pursuing a dual degree in Economics and International Affairs with minors in Mathematics and Political Science. She is currently engaging in research through the Devoe L. Moore Center in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy. In addition to being Chair of the Student Leadership Council, Eliza is a member of the FSU Chapter of the National Association of Business Economics (NABE). In her junior year, Eliza was the recipient of the 2017 John and Debbie Tresca IDEA Grant, which she used to travel to and conduct research on a Microfinance co-operative in the rural Dominican Republic.

Vice Chair: Simon Prado
Simon Prado is a 3rd-year honors student at Florida State University pursuing a B.S. in International Affairs & Political Science, and a B.A. in Chinese and Russian. He is also participating in the Research-Intensive Bachelor’s Certificate in Political Science and U.S. Intelligence Studies certificate programs. He was involved in the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program as a freshman, serving as a research assistant in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics, and an article he co-authored will be published in the UC Undergraduate Journal of Slavic and East/Central European Studies, vol. 11. Outside the classroom, Simon serves as a conversation partner for the Center for Intensive English Studies, and is a 3rd-year member and tenor sub-section leader for the Big 8 Drumline of the Marching Chiefs.

Secretary: Brittany Weinstein
Brittany Weinstein is originally from Scranton, PA and is an incoming senior at Florida State University. She is pursuing a major in Political Science with minors in English and Religion and a certificate in U.S. Intelligence Studies. At Florida State, Brittany is part of multiple academic honor societies and acted as the Vice President for the Women in Pre-Law Society. She volunteers with the Student Advocacy Committee working against human trafficking in the Big Bend region. Most recently, Brittany spent the summer in Rome, Italy where she interned with the U.S. Department of State at the U.S. Embassy.

Treasurer: Vittorio Nastasi
Vittorio Nastasi is a senior studying Economics and Political Science. He is the president of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) Student Chapter, Treasurer of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy Student Leadership Council and a member of the Academic Recruitment Organization. He is currently interning at the James Madison Institute and is interested in pursuing a career in public policy research.

Member Eligibility Requirements:

  • The individual demonstrates an interest in the Student Leadership Council and shares the vision and mission of the Council, the Office of the Dean, and the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy.
  • The individual has ample time to perform the duties that are associated with his or her respective department.
  • The individual must be able to serve one full academic year term prior to graduation.
  • The individual has demonstrated scholarship, leadership, and service in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy or Florida State University.
  • The individual has maintained a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for at least one semester prior to application.


Get More Than a Degree
The Student Leadership Council sponsors an annual event every fall featuring departments, institutes, programs, and other activities that offer undergraduates transformative educational and professional development experiences beyond the classroom as part of the college's Get More Than a Degree initiative.