The Patriot Leader position is a highly visible role within the Mason community. These students represent the office of New Student and Family Programs through various programs such as Orientation, Family Weekend, Sibs & Kids Weekend, Welcome2Mason, and other campus programming initiatives.
The Patriot Leaders, or PLs as we like to call them, serve as role models to new students and each other by leading and assisting in the development of programs associated with our office, answering questions from new students and their family members utilizing their personal experience, and engage in direct small group discussions with groups of first year students throughout the summer. Through a thorough and extensive interview process, 39 students were selected to serve as our new, incoming students and families’ guide through their transition into Mason.
Within their role, they will go through extensive training in the spring semester and the beginning of the summer to focus on leadership and identity development, teambuilding, and Mason resource training. Throughout their experience, the PLs will also learn ways to navigate conflict and conflict management, public speaking, performing on stage, and communication skills.
Representing several different majors, states, countries, and backgrounds, we believe that the makeup of the PL team represents Mason’s strengths and embody Mason’s idea of diversity as well. Please help us congratulate the Patriot Leader Team of 2019!
2019 Patriot Leader Team
|Nisha Ali||Isabella Lerch||Tanushree Singh|
|Isaabel Ampofo-Williams||Christopher Maxwell||Jacquelyn Smith|
|Jordan Barclay||Ryen Middleton||Aimee Struzinsky|
|Brian Bera||Felicia Miranda||Camryn Stryker|
|Paola Choque Villarroel||Elijah Nichols||Sarah Sunder|
|Destiny Coleman||Aidan Oakes||Ana Teresa|
|Sean Diment||Daniela Portillo||Martin Trompeta|
|Carmen Edwards||Khalil Raychouni||Deema Turkomani|
|Natnael Haile||Nelcy Rocha||Elizabeth Varghese|
|Holly Hughes||Shamina Sahib||Katherine Vorder Bruegge|
|Rosheen Kamal||Marco Sanchez||Kacie Zakin|
|Kalani Ledesma||Daniel Shelton|
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