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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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
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)
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.