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Connor Hayes



Hailing from Erie, Pennsylvania, Connor graduated from University of Florida, where he majored in History, with dual minors in Russian and East Central European Studies. On campus, he was on the executive board of the Russian Culture Club as Outreach Chair, as well as sitting on UF's Hillel's Religious Life Committee. In his spare time, he regularly contributed theses on Jewish Studies and History, winning a Samuel "Bud" Shorstein award from the UF Jewish Studies Department, for a chronological study of Yiddish secular summer camps in America. As the Springboard Fellow in Social Justice, Connor is excited to encourage students to get involved in the betterment of their communities and campus through activism, advocacy, organizing, intersectionality, and interfaith conversations in pursuit of a more equitable world.


Connor likes to spend his free time playing board games, enjoying loose-leaf tea, listening to jazz, and travelling. His most recent travel adventure was a roadtrip through the Deep South, driving from Gainesville FL, to New Orleans to examine 18th century French documents at the city archives for a study on intermarriage in Colonial Louisiana.

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