Our Members:

CAUSE is powered by a dedicated group that's not okay with the status quo in the world. This unreasonable bunch easily makes CAUSE the coolest student organization at Northern Illinois University.

Executive Board:

Dr. Christine Mooney- Facutly Advisor

Dr. Christine Mooney- Facutly Advisor

Dr. Christine Mooney - Faculty Adviser

Dr. Mooney is the Bill and Paula LeRoy Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at Northern Illinois University. She earned her Ph.D. at Indiana University, is a founding member of CAUSE, and is the most invested faculty advisor on NIU's campus. 

Faculty Advisor- Dennis Barsema

Faculty Advisor- Dennis Barsema

Dennis Barsema - Faculty Adviser

Dennis is the founder of the social entrepreneurship program at NIU and is currently a professor of social entrepreneurship.  He's an NIU graduate and was the driving force behind the development of CAUSE.  Dennis's experiences and involvements are too much to list here, so follow this link to learn more


vp of SIS - morgan morris

vp of SIS - morgan morris

Morgan Morris -President

Morgan is a senior majoring in Management at NIU. As President of CAUSE, Morgan oversees all efforts related to CAUSE deliverable and the Social Impact Summit.

Fun Fact: She enjoyed working out and volunteering while being obsessed with lists. 

Diego Gomez - Vice President: Fundraising



VP of Marketing- kerrian miller

VP of Marketing- kerrian miller


Louie Zmich - Vice President: Marketing

Louie is a senior, majoring in Marketing with his Sales Certificate with a minor in Social Entrepreneurship at NIU. As VP of Marketing, Louie oversees all of CAUSE's social media presences and the creation of marketing materials for CAUSE events. Louie is also in charge of the NIUCAUSE.org site. 



 Joe Wolnik - Vice President: Recruitment & Outreach

   Joe is a senior, majoring in Marketing at NIU. As VP of Recruitment and Outreach, Joe organizes events to recruit new members while also creating new events to better the community.



Shelby Small - Secretary

Shelby is a senior, majoring in Management at NIU. As secretary,  Shelby oversees all of CAUSE's community service efforts and keeps all of CAUSE's information organized.


Mike Palacios - Pizza Sales

Mike is a junior, majoring in Management at NIU. As coordinator of CAUSE Pizza, Mike makes sure pizzas are correctly and efficiently made at Pizza Pros, delivered to Barsema Hall and sold in a timely manner. With Mike's help, CAUSE can donate 50% of its proceeds to charities around the world. 


Jason Kaye - 

Vice President: Events

Jason Kaye is majoring in Marketing and OMIS at NIU. As Vice President of Events, Jason services a committee to support the planning of the Social Impact Summit, along with multiple other events sponsored by CAUSE. 

Kerrian Miller - 

Vice President: Social Initiatives

Kerrian is a senior Marketing while minoring in Social Entrepreneurship. As Vice President of Social Initiatives, Kerrian is responsible for developing socially-focused programs and partnerships with organizations on and off campus.