Meet our team.

Event Planning


My name is Annah Heckman and I am a Event Planning Intern for SPARC! At Bard I am a Junior and Human Rights major with a concentration in Gender and Sexuality Studies. Outside of the classroom, I also intern with the Hannah Arendt Center and am a member of the Bard Intersectional Feminist Collective. When I am not working you’ll find me dancing like no one is watching, reading and watching endless Rom Coms. I am so excited to be a part of the SPARC team.


Yo! My name is Antonio Nichols and I am a junior and studio arts major at Bard College. I am 20 years old and from Atlanta, Georgia. I am a SPARC intern and aspire to help my peers to the best of my ability. Outside the SPARC office I am a posse scholar, Co- head of the Fashion Committee and Black Student Organization and Barbershop Club (So if you need a cut hit me up), member of Building Up Hudson, Event Staff, and a overall friend to my peers. Also, I love art and hope to build my career around it.


Hey! My name is Justyn and I am an Event Planning Intern for SPARC. I am a sophomore in Political Studies with a concentration in Gender and Sexuality Studies. I am also a co-head of the Queer People of Color Club on campus, a tour guide at Admissions, a member of the Educational Policies Committee, and a PC for the best first-years on campus. My hobbies include photography, cycling, and just having fun!


Hi! I’m Kate Gonzales (but in some circles I’m known as ~Katrina~) and I am a sophomore here at Bard, majoring in either Global & International Studies or Anthropology. I’m from New York City, but my parents recently relocated us to New Jersey, a decision I had no say in. Outside of SPARC, I am the Peer Counselor of Keene North, a Sawkill barista, and am a member of Peer Health, Bard’s on-campus student wellness organization. In addition, I also participate in theater performances and jazz voice concerts on campus. I love to chat so be sure to come by SPARC and check out what we have to offer! Also love long walks on the beach.


Hi! I am Odett Salcedo, a senior studying Mathematics and Latin American & Iberian Studies at Bard. This is my second semester working at SPARC, outside the office I’m involved with the Student Government’s Fiscal Committee and the International Student Organization.


Hi, I’m Summer-Grace Flemister, and this is my third year at Bard. I’m studying Human Rights and Written Arts. This is my first year as a SPARC intern and I’m thrilled to be working as an event planner! Outside of SPARC, I am one of the Co-Heads of Colored Womxn United, Code Red and the Intersectional Feminist Collective. Stop by and say hi 🙂



Hi! I’m Arobi, born and raised in Queens, New York. I am a senior and a political studies major. I am a SPARC Publicity Intern, so I make posters for the amazing events that happen here and plan some events of my own. Outside of school and work, I love to dance Bollywood and Kpop!


I am Fiona Yu, a sophomore majoring studio arts and art history. I am from Shenzhen, China. I love creating, thinking and learning about arts. I am interested in painting, drawing and design. I’ve started to do graphic design since the start of high school till now. Other than the field of arts, I am also interested in the study of humanity in intersection with (new) medias.


This is Ian. Originally hailing form St. Louis, Missouri, Ian is sophomore studying Math at Bard. He greets people with “howdy,” reads The New York Times, and knows all the words to Fergalicious. In addition to these qualities, Ian is a member of the Orcapellicans—and the Bard Cycling team—and is rumored to be responsible for many googly-eyes found around campus.


I’m Michelle Gutierrez. I can only love what I do, which is creating art. I’ve been drawing since before I can remember and I specialize in realism, anime and graphic design.I’m from Atlanta, Georgia and love video games, music and good food. Ultimately, I hope to land a career in the digital arts.


Stefan is a Senior who is studying Economics and playing on the Volleyball team. He currently lives in Switzerland, and is originally American/German. This is his second year as a SPARC Intern and he is excited to add to the Bard archive of posters.

Web Design


Joe is a senior at Bard studying Human Rights and can hold a conversation in CSS, HTML5, English and French. He photoshops in his spare time, and added the Stevenson library to Google Indoor Maps. If you need a website for your club at Bard, he’s your guy. To get started, email Joe.