Meet the Team
Jillian Leaver (Co-Founder, CEO) is a third-year honors student at Arizona State University (B.S. Biomolecular Sciences, B.S. Neuroscience). As CCAP Across The Map’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), she primarily oversees and manages the organization’s long-term goals and projects. Outside of her CCAP Across The Map duties, Jillian also studies breast cancer in a radiology lab at Mayo Clinic, works with SolarSPELL, which makes solar-powered computers for under-resourced areas, competes with the Sun Devil Mock Trial (SDMT) team at Arizona State University, and weight lifts. She has experience working in a molecular genetics lab at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), working in a neurodegenerative research lab studying Parkinson’s at Arizona State University, serving as a clinical intern at the Mayo Clinic hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, and serving as a biomedical intern at the nonprofit Project CURE, where she tested equipment to send off to under-resourced countries. Jillian plans on obtaining her M.D., and going on to combine law and medicine to address global healthcare issues.
Hunter Ackerley (Co-Founder, COO) is a third-year honors student at the University of Arizona (B.S. Psychological Science, Music minor). As CCAP Across The Map’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), she primarily oversees and manages the organization’s day-to-day operations. Outside of her CCAP Across The Map responsibilities, Hunter also arranges and performs music, with the group HarpFusion, volunteers as a Research Assistant in an Emotionally Focused Mentoring study in the Psychology Department, and works at a Thrive Center focusing on student success and retention, all at the University of Arizona. Hunter plans on obtaining her Doctorate in Psychology, and seeks to work at the intersection between Marriage, Family Therapy, and Forensic Psychology to address global health disparities in mental health care.
William Mabrey (Vice President) is a third-year honors student at Arizona State University (B.S. Biomolecular Sciences, B.S. Neuroscience. As Vice President for CCAP Across The Map, he primarily oversees ongoing projects while also completing projects of his own. Outside of his CCAP Across The Map responsibilities, William works at the Speech and Brain Research Laboratory at Arizona State University and develops software for LabRat, the startup he recently co-founded. William plans to pursue a Ph.D. in a neuroscience-related field, with aspirations to become a tenured professor and the director of his own research lab.
Maya Morken (Fundraising Coordinator) is a second-year honors student at Arizona State University (B.S. Finance, Economics, German minor). As a fundraising coordinator for CCAP Across The Map, she primarily writes pitches and grants and presents them to investors. Outside of her CCAP Across The Map responsibilities, Maya is a competing member on the Sun Devil Mock Trial (SDMT) team, in the business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi, works as a residential engagement leader, and facilitates an introduction to business course, all at Arizona State University. Maya is working toward pursuing a joint MBA/J.D. program so she can work at the intersection between the law and finance.
Nicole Morote (Marketing Coordinator) is a third-year honors student at Arizona State University (B.S. Marketing, B.S. Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, Minor in Spanish Literature, Certificate in Complex Issues in Healthcare). As the marketing coordinator for CCAP Across The Map, they primarily create marketing materials and design the brand image. Outside of their CCAP Across The Map responsibilities, Nicole is also an intern for members of Congress, the returning vice president and competing member of Sun Devil Mock Trial (SDMT) at Arizona State University, a legal assistant at a downtown Phoenix immigration law firm, and a marketing coordinator for Arizona List, which helps women who support reproductive rights get elected to local and state offices. Nicole plans to pursue a J.D. program and work in politics.
Jory Leaver (Outreach Coordinator) is a senior in high school at Catalina Foothills High School (CFHS) planning to study molecular genetics or biotechnology after graduation. As the outreach coordinator for CCAP Across The Map, he primarily manages social media engagement and personal relations with partners. Outside of his CCAP Across The Map responsibilities, Jory also serves as captain of his schools varsity soccer team, Vice-President of academic decathlon, and Founder/President of the Psychology Club, all at Catalina Foothills high school; he has additionally spent over 200 hours as a volunteer soccer coach for a U13 boys soccer team. Jory plans on attending dental school after graduating from college to become an orthodontist.
Brenden Little (Intern) is a first-year student at the University of Arizona (B.A. Philosophy Politics Economics and Law). As an intern for CCAP Across The Map, he works on various outreach projects to establish fundraising relations with local businesses in Tucson, Arizona. Outside of his CCAP Across The Map responsibilities, Brenden serves as a summer camp counselor for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) camp in Hudson, Illinois. He has experience serving as a captain and the President of his high school’s speech and debate team as well as a member of the academic decathlon team, both at Catalina Foothills High School. Brenden is working towards a career in revamping ethical business practices.