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Orientation Leaders

Meet the Orientation Leaders (OLs)! They are current students at Southwestern University who provide assistance in planning and facilitating Sprog programs. But, most importantly, they serve as a Mentor and resource to help incoming students connect and navigate SU.


Meet the Orientation Leaders!

Adrian Gonzalez (He/Him/His)

Majors: Political Science, English

Hometown: Taylor, TX

Campus Involvements: Peer Academic Mentor, Captain’s Academy, Hispanic & Latine Organization (HALO), Wind Ensemble, Research Assistant, and Kappa Sigma

What’s something you would tell your first-year self?: Get out of your dorm and show up to clubs and student organizations! It’s the best way to meet new people and make friends.

Aleena Khan (She/Her/Hers)

Major: English

Hometown: The Woodlands, TX

Campus Involvements: Muslims and Allies (MAA), Asian Student Association (ASA), The Coalition of Diversity and Social Justice (C.D.S.J.), Alpha Phi Omega, Student Foundation, and University Orchestra

Fun fact about yourself: I am a huge adventurous foodie! The most daring thing I have eaten was a cow eyeball that was simmered in yummy spices. I always challenge myself to try new things. Lately, I have really been into exploring Asian culture and cuisine. 

Alexa Levario (She/Her/Hers)

Major: Economics

Minors: Environmental Studies, Communication Studies

Hometown: El Paso, TX

Campus Involvements: Golden Pirates and Pirates for Pride (P4P)

Favorite Southwestern Tradition: During finals week every semester, Late-Night Breakfast happens in the Commons. You get to choose from a variety of delicious breakfast foods, sing karaoke, and destress with your friends.

Caitlin Stewart (She/Her/Hers)

Major: English

Minor: Education

Hometown: Lubbock, TX

Campus Involvements: Zeta Tau Alpha, SU History Union, Southwestern College Democrats, and Student Philanthropy Council

Favorite Study Spot: The Women’s Studies alcove on the third floor of the Library is unbeatable and has a great view! 

Damien Morales (He/Him/His)

Major: Business

Hometown: Rosenberg, TX

Campus Involvements: Pi Kappa Alpha, Student Foundation, Admissions Ambassador, Interfraternity Council, Athletic Training Student Worker, Catholic Student Association (CSA), and Southwestern Business Club

Fun Fact: I am a First-Generation College Student!


Dani Echevarria (She/Her/Hers)

Major: English

Minor: Music

Hometown: Houston, TX

Campus Involvements: Megaphone, Chorale, Treble Chorus, Black Student Union, and The Coalition for Diversity and Social Justice (C.D.S.J.)

Anything else we should know about you?: I am so excited to be an Orientation Leader! I hope I get to make friends with y’all and have some fun. Also I sing a lot - like all the time. Feel free to join in! Who said High School Musical was only for high schoolers? Where’s my college chorus line?

Emma Prestridge (She/Her/Hers)

Major: Biology

Minors: Psychology, Education

Pre-Professional Pathway: Medical

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Campus Involvements: Zeta Tau Alpha, Cat Partners, Exercise is Medicine, Southwestern Pre-Health Organization, and Reproductive Justice Alliance (RJA)

Favorite Southwestern Tradition: Church Lunch “Chunch” and Homecoming

Ethan Woods (He/Him/His)

Major: Communication Studies

Minor: Feminist Studies

Hometown: Longview, TX

Campus Involvements: Mosaic

Have you ever offered a sacrifice to Monstrance? If so, what?: A Chocolate Chip Cookie from Crumbl


Harper Randolph (She/Her/Hers)

Major: Communication Studies

Minor: Music

Hometown: Lilburn, GA

Campus Involvements: Zeta Tau Alpha, Mosaic Ambassador, and Chorale

Favorite Southwestern Tradition: Welcome week! It’s such a great community builder for the First-Years and it’s super helpful to be able to explore campus before everyone returns.

Jess Metcalf (She/Her/Hers)

Majors: Psychology, Communication Studies

Hometown: Allen, Texas

Campus Involvements: Delta Delta Delta

Favorite Study Spot: Lamppost Coffee



Kali Esquivel-Serna (She/Her/Hers)

Majors: Biology, Psychology

Hometown: San Antonio, TX

Campus Involvements: E.Q.U.I.P. Scholar, Women’s Soccer Team, Hispanic & Latine Organization (HALO), The Coalition for Diversity and Social Justice (C.D.S.J.), and Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion (J.E.D.I.) Student Worker

What’s something you would tell your First-Year self?: I would tell my first year self to make sure to settle into a routine as quickly as possible, and to be sure to prioritize schoolwork over everything else. 

Will Jackson (He/Him/His)

Majors: Biology

Pre-Professional Pathways: Medical, Dental

Hometown: Austin, TX

Campus Involvements: Southwestern Intramural & Recreational Activities (SIRA) Student Worker, Kappa Sigma

Fun Act: I played Soccer for 14 years.