Leadership Development
Programs and Services

LEAD Team

  • LEAD (Leadership Education And Development) Team is an undergraduate peer leadership education team that serve:

    • As facilitators of workshops and programs (see Leadership Take-Out) for the campus and local community
    • As mentors to help students find their individual leadership path
    • As advocates for leadership in other programs and campus events

    Mission Statement

    LEAD Team strives to provide opportunities for students to develop their personal leadership potential for the betterment of a global community.

    LEAD Team will...

    • Promote leadership programs, involvement, and services offered by Leadership Development and SU
    • Facilitate, plan, and participate in Leadership Take-Out workshops
    • Mentor students and campus groups to enhance leadership skills
    • Develop leadership programming for the campus and community

    LEAD Team members can expect to...

    • Support fellow SU students by providing leadership programs
    • Serve Seattle's youth by engaging in leadership activities in the community
    • Participate in a team retreat, ongoing training, and various Leadership Development events
    • Attend weekly team meetings
    • Hold a weekly office hour (to include mentoring sessions, marketing development, and program planning)
    • Lead by example both on campus and in the community

    LEAD Team 2013 - 2014

    Need an icebreaker or team-builder for your group? Want to take an individual personal strengths assessment? Have a leadership question? Drop by LEAD Team office hours for some one-on-one leadership help. Below is our 2013 - 2014 LEAD Team!

    • Alex Nelson
      • Office Hour: Mondays 2:30 - 3:30pm
      • Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
      • Year in School: Junior
      • Major: Economics, International Studies
      • Minor: Math
      • Involvement: Beta Gamma Sigma, Sigma Iota Rho, OneAmerica volunteer, St. James Kitchen volunteer
      • Top 3 Leadership/Personal Strengths: Adaptable, Focused, Detail-oriented
      • Top 3 Things on Bucket List: Visit every National Park, Go skydiving, Grow a garden
      • Leader You Most Look Up To: Susan B. Anthony
      • Motto or Quote You Live By: "If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your path."
    • Antonio Dowling
      • Office Hour: Mondays 9:30 - 10:30am
      • Hometown: Spokane, WA
      • Year in School: Senior
      • Majors: Violin Performance, Philosophy
      • Minor: Entreneurship & Innovation
      • Involvement: Integrity Board, SEAC, Creative Arts Learning Community, NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program, Chapel Choir
      • Top 3 Leadership/Personal Strengths: Critical/analytical thinking, Innovative spirit, Strength of character
      • Top 3 Things on Bucket List: Translate Plato for publishing, Become the world's foremost expert on W.A. Mozart, Visit all 7 Wonders of the Ancient World
      • Leader You Most Look Up To: Hillary Clinton
      • Motto or Quote You Live By: "The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude." - Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Elissa Silguero
      • Office Hour: Wednesdays 3:30 - 4:30pm
      • Hometown: Houston, TX
      • Year in School: Senior
      • Major: Communication Studies
      • Minor: Political Science
      • Top 3 Leadership/Personal Strengths: Organization, Planning, Adaptability
      • Top 3 Things on Bucket List: Live and work abroad for at least a year, Go scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef, Flip a house
      • Leader You Most Look Up To: Imelda Marcos & Angela Merkel
      • Motto or Quote You Live By: "After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb." - Nelson Mandela
    • Helen Packer
      • Office Hour: Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:30pm
      • Hometown: Centennial, CO
      • Year in School: Junior
      • Majors: Humanities for Leadership, Creative Writing
      • Involvement: Peer Advisor (Matteo Ricci College), SUYI volunteer, Kayaking club, Jewish Family Service of Seattle, Utrip.com intern
      • Top 3 Leadership/Personal Strengths: Strong communication skills, Self-motivated, Good public speaker
      • Top 3 Things on Bucket List: Visit as many countries as possible, Learn to scuba dive, Line in a foreign country
      • Leader You Most Look Up To: Leymah Gbowee
      • Motto or Quote You Live By: "Doubt is the father of invention." - Galileo
    • Katherine Gread
      • Office Hour: Thursdays 3:15 - 4:15pm
      • Hometown: Fullerton, CA
      • Year in School: Sophomore
      • Major: Management
      • Minors: Literature, Philosophy
      • Involvement: University Honors, Albers UGL, Business Ethics Club, Alpha Kappa Psi, Sociology/Anthropology/Social Work desk assistant
      • Top 3 Leadership/Personal Strengths: Motivated, Organized, Strategic
      • Top 3 Things on Bucket List: Go on an Operation Smile mission, Run a marathon, Study abroad in Europe
      • Leader You Most Look Up To: Winston Churchill
      • Motto or Quote You Live By: "In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer." - Albert Camus
    • Kris Oshiro
      • Office Hour: Thursdays 9:00 - 10:00am
      • Hometown: Tamuning, Guam
      • Year in School: Senior
      • Major: Psychology
      • Minor: Philosophy
      • Involvement:Campus Ministry, Student Executive Council (Arts & Sciences), Center for Service and Community Engagement, Orientation Advisor
      • Top 3 Leadership/Personal Strengths: Organization, Creativity, Intelligence
      • Top 3 Things on Bucket List: Travel across Europe, Go on a cruise from Seattle to Vancouver, Read 1000 books in a year
      • Motto or Quote You Live By: "Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds the ordinary."
    • Megan Moran
      • Office Hour: Mondays 9:30 - 10:30am
      • Hometown: Poulsbo, WA
      • Year in School: Senior
      • Major: Art History
      • Minors: Nonprofit Leadership, French
      • Involvement: Alpha Sigma Nu, ArtSideOut, Frye Art Museum intern
      • Top 3 Leadership/Personal Strengths: Vision, Problem solving / Strategic planning, Creativity
      • Top 3 Things on Bucket List: Visit every continent, Skydive, Start my own nonprofit or business in the arts
      • Leader You Most Look Up To: Sheryl Sandberg
      • Motto or Quote You Live By: "A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent."
    • Rachael Belvin
      • Office Hour: Wednesdays 10:15 - 11:15am
      • Hometown: Lake Stevens, WA
      • Year in School: Sophomore
      • Major: International Studies
      • Minor: French
      • Involvement: Fashion Club, St. Francis House volunteer
      • Top 3 Leadership/Personal Strengths: Creative, Hard-working, Adventurous
      • Top 3 Things on Bucket List: Go to every continent, Skydive, Walk a runway
      • Leader You Most Look Up To: Coco Chanel
      • Motto or Quote You Live By: "In order to be irreplaceable, you must always be different."
    • Tyler Saito
      • Office Hour: Mondays 10:30 - 11:30am
      • Hometown: Waimea, HI
      • Year in School: Sophomore
      • Major: Strategic Communications
      • Minor: Nonprofit Leadership
      • Involvement: Resident Assistant, Civic Engagement Learning Community
      • Top 3 Leadership/Personal Strengths: Communication, Listener, Staying humble
      • Top 3 Things on Bucket List: Skydiving, Travel the world, Zip-lining
      • Leader You Most Look Up To: Everyone because everyone is a leader
      • Motto or Quote You Live By: "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose." - Dr. Seuss