Leadership Certificate Series: 2021-2022 Staff and Facilitators 

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Staff Coordinator

Cassandra Gonzalez (she/her)

cag20008work@uconn.edu

Graduate Assistant, Leadership Programs, Services, and Initiatives

MA, Higher Education & Student Affairs '22

What do you enjoy about working with Certificate Series?  I am very passionate about creating a safe space for students to grow as leaders by participating and engaging in diverse conversations outside an academic setting. Through the Certificate Series, I can train students to facilitate these conversations with their peers and create an environment students are comfortable in. 

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Staff Coordinator

Kristopher Butler (he/him)

kkb15102work@uconn.edu

Graduate Assistant, Leadership Programs, Services, and Initiatives

MS, Health Promotion '22

What do you enjoy about working with Certificate Series? What I enjoy most about working with the Cert Series is having an opportunity to serve as a coach and mentor to the next generation of leaders at UConn and beyond. When I was an undergrad I encountered several faculty members who created opportunities for me to grow and develop as a leader, and now I'm fortunate enough to be in a position where I can pay it forward.

Claire Fresher - Fall 2020 Facilitator

Facilitator

Claire Fresher (she/her)

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Class Year: 2022
Why did you choose to become a facilitator?: I chose to return as a workshop facilitator for a second year because I love working with participants and seeing myself and all of them grow throughout the workshop. The workshops really facilitate amazing conversations that are fun to engage with and learn from!

 

Reva Shah

Facilitator

Reva Shah (she/her)

Major: Finance and Minor in Healthcare Management
Class Year: 2021
Why did you choose to become a facilitator?: I chose to become a workshop facilitator because I developed so much in my two semesters as a participant in this program. I wanted to continue my leadership journey and help others with theirs as well. Thus far, it has been a very engaging and eye-opening position!

 

Aubrey Jalbert

Facilitator

Aubrey Jalbert (she/her)

Major: Psychological Sciences and Human Development and Family Sciences Double Major
Class Year: 2021
Why did you choose to become a facilitator?: I chose to be a facilitator because not only do I get to help an amazing group of students grow across the semesters, but I get to do so with an amazing team as well. Being able to facilitate growth in others is a unique opportunity and very important to me! Meeting new people is also one of the best parts.

 

Nicole Gregg

Facilitator

Nicole Gregg (she/her)

Major: Biological Sciences (recent Psychological Sciences Minor)
Class Year: 2022
Why did you choose to become a facilitator?: I chose to become a workshop facilitator to gain experience working with a variety of people from differing backgrounds. I have met so many amazing people through Cert Series that I would have otherwise never gotten the chance to know. Being a workshop facilitator allows for a creative outlet as each facilitator gets to find their own facilitation style as well as try out new techniques. Through facilitating EIL, Discovery, and Impact Delta, I have developed a wide variety of leadership skills that extend into every aspect of my life.

 

Jessica Wang

Facilitator

Jessica Wang (she/her)

Major: Dual Degree in Secondary Math Education and Mathematics
Class Year: 2022
Why did you choose to become a facilitator?: I chose to become a workshop facilitator because I strive to engage with a diverse set of students and understand their perspectives and backgrounds. It's my goal to bring in more people to these workshops in order to help educate them and myself on leadership development. I look forward to starting my journey and seeing others grow!

 

Luke Udell

Facilitator

Luke McCall Manh Udell (he/they)

Major: Organizational Linguistic/Psychology
Class Year: 2024
Why did you choose to become a facilitator?: I had such a good time taking Discovery and Emotionally Intelligent Leadership that I really wanted to get more involved with the program. I loved the positive and growth-oriented atmosphere that the facilitators created for our groups and I think that the skills taught in the workshops are super valuable for people our age. I learned a lot about leadership and myself by taking these workshops, and I hope to facilitate that process for my peers!

 

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Facilitator

Christian Chlebowski (he/him)

Major: Accounting
Class Year: 2024
Why did you choose to become a facilitator?: My participation in the Leadership Certificate Series helped me identify my leadership style, become aware of many leadership theories and skills, and improve in areas of growth. Ultimately, this program expanded my understanding of leadership, and I hope to assist my peers through their unique leadership development journeys. Leadership growth best occurs through a constructive and collaborative environment, which this program has provided me and fellow students, and I hope to provide this space to assist others as they grow their leadership skills and abilities as well.

 

Erin Goggin

Facilitator

Erin Goggin (she/her)

Major: Bachelors, Allied Health Sciences; Masters, Public Administration (Fast-track)
Class Year: 2022
Why did you choose to become a facilitator?: I absolutely loved being apart of the Leadership Certificate Series Workshops. The workshops provided me the opportunity to enhance my leadership skills and discover who I am as a leader. The workshops also provided me a weekly outlet from my busy school schedule to just relax and meet new people. Therefore, I decided to become a workshop facilitator so I can provide other students the same experience and knowledge the workshops gave me.