Emerging Leaders Advisory Board

The Office of the Vice President for Student Engagement & Well-Being (SEWB)  is now accepting student nominations for our Emerging Leaders Advisory Board (ELAB) – one for undergraduate students and one for graduate students. We would like to thank the 2023/2024 ELAB members for their dedication and service to SEWB and Georgia Tech.

ELAB Graduate Student Roster 2023/2024

Mikkail BagadionPhD Mechanical Engineering
Miguel CamposPhD Industrial Engineering
Christian DouglasPhD Civil & Environmental Engineering
Stephen FitzmeyerMaster’s Electrical & Computer Engineering
Marina HaldopoulosPhD Biology
Maureen JamesMaster’s Environmental Engineering
Sriram KalathoorPhD Aerospace Engineering
Adam KruegerPhD Physics
Gabrielle KruegerPhD Ocean Science & Engineering
Deepali KundnaniPhD Bioinformatics
Sabina MarantoPhD Aerospace Engineering
Ritu SinhaMaster’s Computer Science
Vani SridharMaster’s Biomedical Engineering
Audrey TettehMaster’s Biomedical Engineering
Candace WashingtonPhD Construction Management
Karn WatcharasupatPhD Music Technology

ELAB Undergraduate Student Roster 2023/2024

Caleb AdamsBusiness
Andrew BerryEconomic and International Affairs
Joey BoveriMathematics
Devonte BillingsComputational Media
Nathan BuchananIndustrial & Systems Engineering
Alivia GlasBiomedical Engineering
Spencer GosdenBusiness
Samantha GrahamBiomedical Engineering
Jamahl GrantComputational Media
Elliana HebertEarth & Atmospheric Sciences
Aaila Masooda KhanNeuroscience
Harika KosarajuNeuroscience
Robert McDonaldComputer Sciences
Sadie McIntyrePublic Policy
Katniss MinIndustrial Engineering
Nathan MorluMechanical Engineering
Hanna O’HaganHistory & Sociology
Kristin PurmortNeuroscience
Cameron QuadangoComputer Science
Jason SchwartzMechanical Engineering

In alignment with and support of the John Lewis Student Leadership Pathways, the ELAB’s are intended to ensure that students who may not be as actively connected to the Georgia Tech administration or as regularly involved with Georgia Tech student life have the chance to share their thoughts and inform decision-making.

Appointed members will be students who demonstrate potential as future leaders but have not yet had a chance to participate in formal, established leadership pathways. As such, the ELABs augment – but do not replace - existing student shared governance organizations (e.g., SGA executive, legislative or legal branches) and other student committees and boards that are advised or convened by administrative units (including colleges, schools, departments, and divisions) across the Institute (e.g., Undergraduate Education Student Advisory Board, Residence Hall Association, Alumni Association Student Ambassadors), to help amplify student voices and perspectives.  

 Each ELAB will meet on a monthly the Fall and Spring semesters to participate in the following activities:

  1. Receive current information about available student services, support resources, programs to promote health/wellness, engagement activities, and other involvement opportunities across GT;
  2. Meet and consult with a variety of Georgia Tech administrators across cabinet areas, colleges, schools, departments, and divisions;
  3. Provide input on existing and emerging policies, procedures, and programs to ensure that student perspectives and experiences inform their development, review, and revision;
  4. Offer feedback, ideas, and recommendations to enhance student engagement and cultivate well-being at all stages of the academic journey – from first-time college student to final-year doctoral candidate; and
  5. Make suggestions on how best to communicate with students, in a timely manner, recognizing their diverse needs and learning styles.

Should there be interest among student members, we may also host an annual professional development symposium for members to learn and network with each other.

Eligibility for nomination include the following:

  1. Enrolled at Georgia Tech for at least one semester, so as to ensure adequate time to successfully transition into the Georgia Tech community before taking on additional responsibilities, as well as to allow the student time to experience Georgia Tech’s curricular and co-curricular settings;
  2. Demonstrates potential to become a future leader, especially if offered coaching, mentoring and/or other forms of affirmative encouragement and support;
  3. Is not currently involved in any student shared governance entity or in any committees/boards advised or convened by an administrative unit (however, involvement in a Registered Student Organization, or RSO, as a member or officer is acceptable; in addition, the student may be employed on campus); and
  4. Indicates an interest in serving and/or making a positive impact in the Georgia Tech student community.

Nominated students will be invited to submit a brief application and confirm their interest in serving.

Submit your nomination