2019 Profiles in Leadership — Student Involvement

Bayley Amburgey

Bayley Amburgey
Political Science
Engage Lead Serve Board

Working with the Office of Student Involvement helped me to realize my true potential and power to make positive and impactful changes on UofL's campus. I have the tools, background and resources necessary to have a strong career in public service.

Joey Breckenridge, Jr.
Bioengineering
National Pan-Hellenic Council

Being involved in the Office of Student Involvement has allowed me to expand my Cardinal network, enabling me to make lasting relationships that I can use to leverage my future career and uplift those around me.

Joey Breckenridge

Hayden Combs

Hayden Combs
Political Science
Student Organization Advisory Board

My time serving on SGA has taught me what it means to be a leader and represent something bigger than myself.

Alex Elias
Nursing
ELSB Freshmen LEAD

Getting involved has provided me with a comfortable environment to share ideas and learn from others. Some of my best friends and greatest memories have come from being involved with the Office of Student Involvement.

Alex Elias

Nicole Fielder

Nicole Fielder
Political Science & Economics
Student Government Association

The Office of Student Involvement lives out the belief that young people are not only the leaders of tomorrow but also of today. I have grown as a servant leader and am empowered to thoughtfully, actively, and uniquely contribute to our community.

Joseph Hock
Actuarial Mathematics
Club Programming Committee

Service and leadership opportunities have instilled in me the values of cooperation, communication, and taking initiative, all of which will be valuable in my career.

Joseph Hock

Michelle Wahlgren

Michelle Wahlgren
Medicine
School of Medicine Class of 2021

Serving as a student leader at the UofL School of Medicine has simultaneously opened professional doors and been one of the most impactful learning experiences so far at this university; in short, I am incredibly thankful for my experience here.

Lauren Jones
Individualized Psychological Communications (Pre-Med)
Leader's Legacy Certificate

Getting involved with the Office of Student Involvement gave me the opportunity to be involved in ways that were unimaginable in high school and the resources to build my leadership skills.

Lauren Jones

Nada Kaissieh

Nada Kaissieh
Neuroscience
Engage Lead Serve Board

Connecting myself to the Office of Student Involvement allowed me to learn how my strengths contributed to making me a leader. I have experienced more growth, more impact, and more compassion due to the bridges the office builds for each student at UofL.

Langston Love
Buisness Marketing
National Pan-Hellenic Council

Getting involved in the Office of Student Involvement has had a great impact on my life. It has given me various leadership opportunities and has even opened job opportunities. I can see myself growing as a leader and maturing as a man as well.

Langston Love

Sean Madden

Sean Madden
Marketing & Accounting
Student Activities Board

The SAB Concert Committee has given me numerous connections to industry professionals, as well as a hands on experience in the execution of large scale concerts. My involvement is by far one of the best experiences of my life.

Brandon McClain
Political Science
ELSB Freshmen LEAD

It’s my responsibility to provide opportunities to others that are greater than or equal to those that I’ve been granted. In my time with the Freshmen LEAD program I've come to better understand how to work with people.

Brandon McClain

Caitlin McGuigan

Caitlin McGuigan
Anthropology
Student Activities Board

Through my involvement on SAB, I have had the opportunity to learn how to work with others. The perseverance, dedication, networking, and responsibility that comes with getting involved in leadership positions on campus will stay with me long after I leave.

Carolecia Mobley
Communication
National Pan-Hellenic Council

As a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., I learned it is very important to be involved within my community.

Carolecia Mobley

Rebecca Myers

Rebecca Myers
Public Health
Leader's Legacy Certificate

I have, undeniably, experienced more life, more joy, and more of UofL through being involved. I know that being involved has given me the skills to succeed in whatever my future career may be.

Madison Offenberger
Music Therapy
Student Activities Board

In college, it's easy to focus only on yourself and your development, but being a leader here has shown me that I'm at my best when I'm serving other people.

Madison Offenberger

Henrietta Ransdell

Henrietta "Henny" Ransdell
Anthropology & English
ELSB Cardinal Cupboard

I feel empowered to lead the change I wish to see within our campus and community. I have learned how to utilize my skills to promote the growth of others. I will forever have a home in the Office of Student Involvement.

Alyssa M. Ray
Pan-African Studies
Club Programming Committee

Service opportunities with organizations that serve populations in the mental health field will help me to better understand the needs of individuals in this community and implement practices and strategies that tend to them in my practice.

Alyssa M. Ray

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Cheyenne Richardson
Communication
Student Activities Board

My time at the university would not have been nearly as enriching without the camaraderie and overall opportunities I have had within my campus leadership roles. The memories I have created within the Office of Student Involvement are some of the highlights of my undergraduate career.

Katja Antonita Rießenberger
Social Work
Leader's Legacy Certificate

Leader’s Legacy helped me to become a better leader, since it supported me in changing my focus from feeling responsible for a project's results to also feeling responsible for other's well-being while reaching the common goal.

Katja Antonita Rießenberger

Callie Rudd

Callie Rudd
Public Health
OSI Student Assistant

Getting involved in the Office of Student Involvement encouraged me to learn and accomplish things I never thought I would.

Emma Sears
Biology
Delta Zeta

Getting involved with leadership and service opportunities has allowed me to become a more confident individual ready to help transform and educate the next generation.

Emma Sears

Jalena Slaton

Jalena Slaton
Psychology
Leader's Legacy Certificate

With the many workshops that I attended, I am a more confident and effective leader. I am now well equipped to take on leadership roles in the future in campus organizations and when I graduate.

Scotland Stewart
Biology
Leader's Legacy Certificate

Getting involved in the Office of Student Involvement has taught me to not get discouraged if I do not reach my goals on the first try and view my mistakes as opportunities for self-improvement and personal growth.

Scotland Stewart

Pratistha Thapa

Pratistha Thapa
Biology
Leader's Legacy Certificate

Getting involved has challenged me to come out of my comfort zones and explore the opportunities that come with being a Cardinal. And all the people I’ve met on campus while being involved have made me enjoy the experience and encouraged my journey.

Selena Thé
Medicine
School of Medicine Class of 2021

Getting involved with leadership and service opportunities has positively impacted my future career as a physician by training me in honing in on efficient interpersonal communication skills, overcoming obstacles, and being a good team player.

Selena Thé

Angel Thornsbury

Angel Thornsbury
Sociology & Communication
Leader's Legacy Certificate

Through the Office of Student Involvement, I have had the opportunity to explore my intrinsic motivation for serving and lifting others up. My future and my career are focused on providing opportunities to future students of higher education.

Makayla Uebelhor
Medicine
Leader's Legacy Certificate

My involvement in leadership has allowed me to surround myself with passionate and motivated individuals who encourage me to be at my best every single day.

Makayla Uebelhor

Katie Walker

Katie Walker
Finance
Student Activities Board

The Office of Student Involvement was my life boat after transferring to UofL. It was the vessel that helped me find friends and stay connected. It's the reason I'm so proud to be a Cardinal.

Savannah Winston
Computer Information Systems
Engage Lead Serve Board

Getting involved in the Office of Student Involvement has affected my experience as a UofL Cardinal by helping me find my place as a mover of social change here on campus.

Savannah Winston

Daphne Woolridge

Daphne Woolridge
Secondary Education English
Leader's Legacy Certificate

Getting involved has helped me to feel energized for my future career - helping me to understand that my career decision is the right one.

Jayla Verrett
Exercise Science
Leader's Legacy Certificate

Being involved with the Office of Student Involvement has personally introduced me to so many friends that I would have never met if it wasn’t for some of the many different events we have on campus every semester. 

Jayla Verrett