For Students

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 your Sprog 2024 Orientation Leaders!

 

Maysa Busaidy ’27

she/her/hers

Major: Psychology

Minor: Neuroscience

Hometown: Houston, TX

Involvement on Campus: Muslim Student Association

“If I could give my first-year self a piece of advice, it would be to work on different study styles till you get one that works best for you. It’s never too late to start.”


Claire Adams ’27

she/her/hers & they/them/theirs

Major: Psychology & Sociology

Minor: Anthropology

Hometown: San Antonio, TX

Involvement on Campus: BEE-Co, Cat Partners, Organization of Anthropology and Sociology Interested Students (OASIS), Alpha Xi Delta, Distinctive Collections student worker

“Everyone is just as nervous as you are, so don’t let that stop you from having fun! This is your first chance to meet people in your class so you might as well have fun with it!”


Emma French ’26

she/her/hers

Major: Anthropology

Minor: English and Art History

Hometown: Pasadena, TX

Involvement on Campus: Organization of Anthropology and Sociology Interested Students (OASIS), AlphaChi, Debby Ellis Writing Center Consultant

“Go to office hours! Your professors like to get to know you and have great advice.”


Myla Wolf ’27

she/her/hers

Major: Political Science and History

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO

Involvement on Campus: Track and Field, Black Student Union

“Join an activity, club, or sport. Get involved!”


Chloe Jordan ’27

she/her/hers

Major: Communication Studies

Minor: Religion

Hometown: San Antonio, TX

Involvement on Campus: Kappa Delta Chi, Megaphone, Pirates for Pride, Justice Equity Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Center Volunteer, Technical Assistant for the Alma Thomas Theatre

“Try new things and meet people outside of groups you normally associate with. You never know where you could end up. Always do what feels right for you, even if that leads to tough decisions.”


Ana Vines ’27

she/her/hers

Major: Business

Minor: Pre-Law

Hometown: Austin, TX

Involvement on Campus: Lacrosse

“If I could give my first-year self a piece of advice, it would be to learn time management and use the available resources here at SU.


Sumaya Moshiur ’27

she/her/hers

Major: Business & Psychology

Hometown: Clifton, TX

Involvement on Campus: Hispanic and Latine Organization (HALO), Muslim Student Association (MSA), Student Programming Council, Alpha Xi Delta, Justice Equity Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Center

“Don’t give up! Although life seems like it’s over after one mistake, it DOES NOT define your future! Learn from your mistakes and get UP and keep pushing!”


Ethan Woods ’25 

he/him/his

Major: Communication Studies

Minor: Feminist Studies

Hometown: Longview, TX

Involvement on Campus: Pi Kappa Alpha

“I would tell my first-year self that there are so many places for you to grow if you go and look.


Dani Echevarria ’24

she/her/hers

Major: English

Minor: Music

Hometown: Houston, TX

Involvement on Campus: Black Student Union (BSU), Muslim Students Association (MSA), Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Center, King Creativity Projects, Chorale, Coalition of Chronic Illness (CCI), Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority inc., Delta Omicron

“I would tell first-year Dani to relax into the SU community. When you’re meant to be somewhere, friends will come in time. There’s no need to worry about belonging (even though it is scary to be on your own).”


Elle Reede ’26

she/her/hers

Major: Studio Art

Minor: French & Psychology

Hometown: San Antonio, TX

Involvement on Campus: Alpha Delta Pi, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Lifeguard of the Swim and Dive Team

“It’s more than ok to be overwhelmed. Take your time, ask any number of questions, and open yourself up to the opportunities and people at Southwestern. In time, it will feel less like a school and more like your home away from home. ”


Sam Hoffman ’27

he/him/his

Major: Political Science & Computer Science

Minor: Theatre

Hometown: Round Rock, TX

Involvement on Campus: Sustainability Chair of Student Government, Student Foundation, Kappa Sigma, Mask & Wig

“I would tell my first-year self to manage my time better, and to use tools such as google calendar to stay organized.”


Emma Prestridge ’26

she/her/hers

Major: Biology, Pre-Med

Minor: Psychology, Education

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Involvement on Campus: Zeta Tau Alpha, Cat Partners, Exercise is Medicine, Pre-Health Organization, Reproductive Justice Alliance, Theater Dance

Everything seems very overwhelming and packed when you get here, but make sure to take advantage of the opportunities you are given, this is what Southwestern is all about!”