Maxwell Kaplowitz (he/they) began his journey as a knight in 2014, earning his B.S. in interdisciplinary studies in 2018. They also served as a Resident Assistant and Lavender Council member during their undergraduate career. Maxwell is on his way to becoming a double alum as they work towards their dual master’s in public administration and Non-Profit Management. Prior to working with OSI, Maxwell worked with High Impact Practices and Housing and Residence Life at UCF. As the Student Programs Coordinator for Homecoming and Knight-Thon, Maxwell assists student-run organizations in planning, developing, and implementing comprehensive campus life programming. Maxwell’s background is in student leadership development, diversity and inclusion, philanthropy and fundraising, and event planning. He has worked for UCF full-time since 2019.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Central Florida, Stefanie is soul-driven by the desire to create memorable experiences where people can come together, learn, grow, and exist freely. With a solid foundation in leadership development, and community engagement, and nine years of experience as a project manager, she has honed her ability to lead and turn ideas into reality.
Stefanie graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. At UCF, she delved into the world of leadership and mastered the intricacies of guiding and empowering others to reach their full potential. Drawn to art and design, she is inspired by the way art touches and unites people from all walks of life, recognizing its profound influences on shaping perspectives and marking moments of history and culture. Not content with simply admiring from afar, Stefanie advocates for local artists as a cofounder and mural curator with Art of Collab, creating opportunities for artists to showcase their talents. In 2020, she launched her business, Touch of August, where she utilizes her own creativity.
A bridge builder, community advocate, and facilitator of memorable experiences, Stefanie remains committed to leaving a positive impact.