Peer Mentors

The role of the Connections Leadership Program Peer Mentor is an important one in the success and development of students of color at Seattle University. Peer Mentors have primary responsibility for implementing the Connections Leadership Program (CLP), a signature program for development of committed, connected leaders of color who possess an awareness of self, group, and community, and who are empowered to effect sustainable change.

Peer Mentors are involved in the important work of student of color retention. Serving as guides, advisors, and friends, they play a vital role in how students of color engage the campus community and establish avenues for academic success.

We are currently recruiting Peer Mentors for the 2018-2019 academic year. If you're interested in the role, apply by February 19 via the Leadership App. Questions? Email Michelle at kimmi@seattleu.edu.

 

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Abigail Leong

Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers

Ethnicity: Chinese

Hometown: Alameda, California

Major: Premajor

One word to describe CLP: Woke :)

Something you'd like to say to prosepective CLPers: Fun Fact - "CLP" also stands for "Completely Lovable People".

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Cristina Vaca

Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers

Ethnicity: Latina

Hometown: Gilroy, CA

Major: Nursing

One word to describe CLP: Opportunity

Something you'd like to say to prospective CLP-ers: Welcome to Seattle University, here at CLP you will find a community outlet to help you adjust to college life and having a ton of fun along the way!

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Ebony Kennedy

Preferred pronoun: she/her/hers

Ethnicity: Black/African American

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Major: Business and Law

One word to describe CLP: Blossom

Something you'd like to say to prospective CLPers: Come with an open mind, prepare to have fun, and get ready to make some amazing friends!

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Elise Dziko

Preferred pronoun: she, her, hers 

Ethnicity: African American 

Hometown: Vashon, WA

Major: Psychology  

One word to describe CLP: Community  

Something you'd like say to prospective CLPers: I hope CLP offers you a place where you can be yourself and meet new people. I met most of my best friends through CLP and I hope the same for you! 

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Jess Juanich

Preferred pronouns: He/Him/His

Ethnicity: Filipino

Hometown: Central District, Seattle, WA

Major: Public Affairs & Political Science

One word to describe CLP: Representation

Something you'd like to say to prospective CLPers: Get ready to meet the most awesome and like-minded leaders as well as your strongest support system on campus!

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Michelle Soledad

Preferred pronouns: She/her/hers

Ethnicity: Filipino American

Hometown: San Francisco

Major: Biology

One word to describe CLP: Family

Something you'd like to say to prospective CLPers: CLP is an amazing opportunity to connect with a lot of amazing people on a deeper level and build lasting friendships.

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Nahdia Bell

Preferred pronouns: she/her

Ethnicity: Black/ African-American 

Hometown: Federal Way, WA

Major: Pre- Major

One word to describe CLP: Community 

Something you'd like to share with prospective CLPers: Building a community now will make for an easier year.

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Ricki Lieu

Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers

Ethnicity: Chinese and Korean 

Hometown: Tacoma, WA

Major: Pre-major

One word to descirbe CLP: Empowerment

Something you'd like to say to prospective CLPers: Get ready to meet some of the best people you know.