Seamus Wakefield

(he/him/his)

Associate Communications and Social Media Coordinator

Seamus Wakefield is a senior at the University of Minnesota, majoring in Global Studies with a focus on Human Rights and Justice in Europe. If all goes well, he'll be graduating by the end of the Spring 2022 semester. Born and raised in Minnesota, Seamus has always found himself gravitating towards social activism, and seeking peace for those who seldom have it. He recalls sitting on his father shoulders as a young kid, protesting the Iraq war outside of the local grocery store. As such, he grew up with the core belief of standing up for those who cannot stand for themselves, and standing in unison with those who's voices must be heard. Outside of the activism world, Seamus comes from a long line of what he calls "creators". His mother is an amazing baker and dedicated knitting/crocheting enthusiast, and his father is a top notch handyman. As a result, Seamus finds a great deal of joy bringing things to life, especially when they bring joy to others. Seamus is also the proud father of an 11 year old cat named Iris, who sees him more as a good source of warmth than a father figure, but the feeling is there. He's a self-proclaimed poet, and prone to crack a joke when times get rough. If there was one message he could spread to the world, it would be: "This is no one singular person's world. It is not yours, nor mine, but it is ours. It's time we started acting like it."

Seamus Wakefield