Meet the Students Taking Action

Kayley Klatt

Student Board Co-Chair

Kayley Klatt serves as the Student Co-Chair of the Take Action Institute. She is an MBA candidate at the Crummer Graduate School of Business through the Rollins College 3/2 Accelerated Management Program who is eager to turn her knowledge into action. As an MBA candidate, she also serves as the President of her class and is currently an executive board member for the Rollins Rotaract Club. In each of these positions, Kayley aims to enhance the Rollins experience and engage the student body through leadership and service. She is the founder and host of her podcast, The Choose Kindness Podcast, where she educates all generations on the effects of bullying and the importance of being intentionally kind. As an aspiring marketing executive, she is the CEO and founder of her business, Kayley Klatt Consulting, where she creates social graphics for clients looking to expand their digital footprint. In her free time, Kayley loves spending time with her closest friends and family in the Florida sun and watching reality TV.

Stebrina Kisingiri

Student Board Co-Chair

Stebrina Kisingiri serves as the co-chair of the Take Action Institute and recently graduated from Stetson University with a BBA in Economics, a minor in Spanish and Certificate of Community Engagement. She was vastly involved with the Bonner Leaders’ Program on campus, an organization dedicated to giving students access to higher education in return for a commitment of community engagements. Stebrina has been serving economically disadvantaged communities in countries like the Czech Republic, Guatemala, Kenya, Uganda, and the USA; and empowering youth on top of creating skeletons for leadership curriculums. Stebrina is passionate about sustainability and poverty in developing countries and hopes to study Environmental Economics and Sustainability for her Graduate program. She is currently working at Delta Airlines and is also the CEO and Founder of her own business, Kaki Kavod, an online platform that sells unique handmade African craft by African Artisans. For fun, Stebrina enjoys watching anime, cooking, and baking with and for friends.

Tessa Colaiacovo

Student Head of Marketing Committee

Tessa Colaiacovo serves as Head of the Marketing Committee and is in her final year of undergraduate school at Rollins College as an International Business major and Spanish and Communication Studies minor. In addition to academic pursuits, Tessa is President of Rollins Rotaract and a Service Coordinator with the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement. In these positions she promotes and shares her passion for volunteer work and community service by planning, hosting, and leading various on- and off-campus service and community engagement events. During the summers, Tessa works as a corporate communications and marketing intern with the hopes of becoming a marketing executive. Outside of class, Tessa loves volunteering at her local animal shelter, spending time with friends, and going to the beach.

KC Hampton

Student Head of Logistics Committee

KC Hampton is a novelist and screenwriter. She earned her BFA in Creative Writing at Full Sail University. Her flash fiction pieces have been published in Adelaide Literary Magazine No.52, CaféLit Magazine, and Rose City Sister. Her poem memoir, Unapologetically Imperfect, has been published by BookLeaf. KC is also a single mom to an adorable Coton de Tuléar, puppy. Born a traveler, tea lover, and reader at heart. She lives life with the glass half full as she pursues her writing career in Orlando, FL.

Alex Brabston

Student Team Member on the Logistics Committee

Alex Brabston is a screenwriter who specializes in sketch comedy. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Full Sail University. His flash fiction story is published in Adelaide Literary Magazine, and he has self-published his e-book, Sunday Shenanigans, a Collection, on Smashwords. Outside of writing, Alex enjoys being a dungeon master for tabletop games.

TJ Butler

Team Member on the Logistics Committee

Trevon Butler is a recent graduate of Full Sail University with a Bachelors in Computer Animation. He is currently doing freelance work for an upcoming magazine, and in his free time, he likes to practice his art and animation capabilities to show to the world. 

Liam King

Student Head of Community Partnerships Committee

Liam Taylor King is a History student at Rollins College, hoping to graduate in Spring 2024 with an Honors Bachelor of Arts. Since November 2021, Liam has worked at the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center in Maitland as an intern. In addition, Liam serves on the Board of Directors of the LGBTQ History Museum of Central Florida. Right now, Liam is working on two major local history projects—a co-authored book about the history of Rollins College, and a thesis about queer Orlando history. Liam is passionate about Joan Didion’s writing, vintage fashion, and the Chicago Manual of Style.

Brooke Chepenik

Student Head of High School Committee

Brooke Chepenik is a rising senior at Winter Park High School. She is passionate about making a difference in the world, starting with her leadership in the community. She is a StandWithUs Leventhal Intern, Regional Vice President of BBYO, and takes on many leadership roles within school clubs including Model UN, IB Newspaper, National Honor Society, the Jewish Student Union, and more. She even owns her own business selling her Great Grandmother’s knishes! Brooke is passionate about fighting the social injustices within education and specifically using Holocaust testimony and education to combat anti-semitism. In her free time, she loves spending time in the sun, hanging out with friends and family, cooking, and baking!

Isabel Cesar

Student Team Member in the High School Committee

Isabel is a junior at Winter Park High school and she is excited to be a part of TAI and see what kind of new projects she will be able to take on during and after the conference.

Sam Bernbaum

Student Team Member in the High School Committee

Sam Bernbaum is a junior at Winter Park High School in the International Baccalaureate Programme. He seeks to build a community not of tolerance but of acceptance and understanding. He champions a discussion and education based approach so that students in studying history also practice methods not to repeat it. Sam is also passionate about media literacy in all demographics and hopes to increase this in his work with the Take Action Institute.

Andre Graves

Student Team Member in the High School Committee

Andre is a rising senior at University High School, he has long since dedicated his time towards helping his community and his personal growth. With a strong passion in all things engineering, he hopes to be able to develop new technologies to help make our world a better place.