COL '19, YLEAD Coordinator
Kendell is a rising junior in the College, hoping to double major in Government and African-American Studies, with a minor in Justice and Peace Studies. He is from the arguably best city in Texas, Dallas, where some of his favorite things are the food (Tex-Mex, BBQ, and Whataburger!), museums, and friends and family. At Georgetown Kendell is involved in a number of organizations such as the NAACP, Leaders in Education About Diversity (LEAD), and ESCAPE (the first year retreat program that he'll probably not stop plugging during YLEAD). Outside of classes and organizational involvements, Kendell enjoys theatre (reading and seeing plays and musicals), memes, discovering new music, and talking about how great Texas is.
COL '19, Peer Leader
Emilio Joubert is a rising Junior in the college majoring in Linguistics with minors in Italian and Spanish! He is from both Lawrence and Haverhill, Massachusetts, (pronounced like Haverill). Interested in building bridges between different communities, Emilio works in the Corp, the Writing Center and will be living in the GSP focused STAND House on Magis Row this academic year. Aside from academics and working, Emilio lifts weights, practices Capoeira and plays a few video games competitively! Coming from a Cristo Rey High School, education is integral to his future plans, and he intends to teach at his old high school, Notre Dame Cristo Rey, for at least a few years.
COL '20, Peer Leader
Grace is a rising sophomore in the College who is undecided about almost every aspect of her academic goals besides minoring in “Education, Inquiry, and Justice.” She is from Oregon, just outside of Portland (and does not watch Portlandia). Grace was a YLEAD participant last summer, and spent her school year as a facilitator for Leader in Education About Diversity (LEAD), a tutor for Jumpstart, and an intern in her Congressman’s office. In the future she hopes to work on education policy. Grace enjoys eating pizza that’s not from Leo’s, watching more netflix than she should, and making fun of how much people in DC use umbrellas.
SFS '20, Peer Leader
Chelsea will be a Sophomore in the School of Foreign service this coming school year. She is planning on majoring in Culture and Politics with a certificate in global development (but then again, who knows?!) ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ If you are trying to start a conversation with her and don’t know where to start, remember the ABCD’s: Activism; Bananas; College accessibility; and Dogs. Apart from having awkward conversations around campus, Chelsea can be found at Student of Color Alliance meetings, Leaders in Education about Diversity facilitations, out on excursions with Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán or “getting her homework done” at the Center for Multicultural Equity and Access. If she looks familiar, maybe you saw her speed walking around Georgetown, organizing Hoya Saxa Weekend with the planning committee!
Now that you know a little about her, make sure you you come to YLEAD and share YOUR narrative, because it is as important as anything we “ylead-ers” will be able to share with you over the week!
COL '18, Peer Leader
Luiggy Vidal is a rising senior in the college majoring in American Studies and Minor in Portuguese and Women and Gender Studies. He hails from Harlem, New York; however, his family is from the Dominican Republic. He has served on the Latinx Leadership Forum, GU Riqueza Dominicana, The Multicultural & MultiEthnic Affinity Space, and will be the SOCA Liaison for the Black House next Fall. In his free time, he enjoys learning more about his Afro-Dominican roots, reading books, binge watching Netflix, going to the movies, and traveling. He loves traveling so much that he flew for 22 hours to study abroad!
NHS '20, Peer Leader
Morgan Robinson, originally from Atlanta, Georgia, is a rising sophomore in the School of Nursing and Health Studies as a Nursing major. Despite the love for her home city, she has come to love the Hilltop and the opportunities it has fostered. She is a fellow 2016 YLEAD participant, and is an active member in SAPE (Sexual Assault Peer Educators), GAAP (Georgetown Admissions Ambassador Program), and BSA (Black Student Alliance), just to name a few acronyms you’ll find here on campus. Currently, Morgan works for the Arrupe Hall RHO, so you’ll often find her logging and sorting packages care packages and impulse purchases from Forever 21. One day, Morgan hopes to become a nurse in the maternal health field, as well as continuing her passion to work alongside survivors of sexual assault by qualifying as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE). Morgan is beyond excited to work with a new & fresh group of YLEADers who have no idea what’s in store for them—you definitely won’t regret the decision! To round out with lines from her favorite poem, “Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.”
SFS '20, Peer Leader
Shilpa Rao is a rising sophomore in the SFS planning to major in Culture and Politics and minor in French. She hails from the San Francisco Bay Area, though her family is from India. On campus, she is involved with Leaders in Education about Diversity (LEAD), DC Schools Project and The Caravel. She participated in YLEAD 2016 and loved the experience, so she is excited to return as a Peer Leader this year!
SFS '19, Peer Leader
Jasmin is a rising junior in the School of Foreign Service, studying Science, Technology, and International Affairs (STIA). She is from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, though her family is originally from Kerala, India. On campus, Jasmin is a Patrick Healy Fellow, co-chair of Leaders in Education About Diversity (LEAD), a member of the Working Group on Racial Injustice, and a senator in GUSA. She is also in Club Filipino and GU Forming a Radically Ethical Endowment. Jasmin is a big fan of memes, FIFA, and Bollywood movies.
COL '19, Peer Leader
Christian comes from New Orleans and a small town in rural Alabama. He is a rising junior double-majoring in psychology and African-American Studies. He looks forward to pursuing his academic and personal passions for community-wide empowerment, resistance, and healing. He works on campus at the LGBTQ Resource Center and sits on the boards of GU QPOC (Queer People of Color), and GU NAACP. He is excited and appreciative for the opportunity to help welcome incoming students to Georgetown. "I intend to bring all of myself to YLEAD and its participants: my experiences as a Black, queer, femme, working class junior at Georgetown. I want to bring myself, my politics, and my identities to the discussions thereby encouraging YLEAD participants to do the same." He looks forward to learning and growing with the YLEAD family.