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Emerging Leaders Mentor

Emerging Leaders Mentors (ELMs) are graduated alumni of the Emerging Leaders Program who have been selected to work with the current class of Emerging Leaders. ELMs are peer mentors and are considered role models and are wonderful resources for students in the Emerging Leaders program. They help with workshops, socials, retreats and the end-of-the-year graduation ceremony. Most importantly, these students are just available to answer questions and help an Emerging Leader navigate his/her first year at New Paltz.

 

Meet the 2017-2018 Emerging Leaders Mentors!

ELM Jade

Jade Burdman

Major: Communication Disorders

Favorite Leadership Quotation: "Leadership is about making others better in your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence."

Favorite Part of Emerging Leaders: "The best part for me was that it brought together a bunch of like-minded students and we were able to meet each other and be motivated by each other.  This program also motivated me to get involved with other clubs and organizations on campus as a freshman, which I intend to continue with throughout my time at New Paltz!"

 

 

ELM Dildora

Dildora Davronkulova

Major: Adolescence Education, concentration in Chemistry

Favorite Leadership Quotation: "Great leaders don't set out to be a leader... they set out to make a difference.  It's never about the role -- always about the goal." - Anonymous

Favorite Part of Emerging Leaders: "The best part about Emerging Leaders was getting to know other first-year students.  Emerging LEaders helped me to connect with the faculty, staff, and other Emerging Leaders.  The workshops and community service helped me to build my confidence and helped me to learn the importance of service to the people around me.  I really enjoyed making connections with outer students and faculty."

 

ELM Tara

Tara Manning

Major: Adolescence Education, concentration in Social Studies

Favorite Leadership Quotation: "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader." - John Quincy Adams

Favorite Part of Emerging Leaders: "The best part about Emerging Leaders is connecting to the campus community and having the ability to make a difference through volunteer work!"

 

ELM Jackie

Jackie Rankel

Major: Psychology & Sociology

Favorite Leadership Quotation: "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." - Mahatma Gandhi

Favorite Part of Emerging Leaders: "Being able to discover there is more to our campus and college experience than meets the eye.  Attending workshops not only allows you to network and meet a variety of people who contribute to the college, it also gives you the opportunity to discover things that interest you, which in turn can help you better understand yourself."

 

ELM Zyriah

Zyriah Robinson

Major: Biology

Favorite Leadership Quotation: "Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions." - Harold S. Green

Favorite Part of Emerging Leaders: "The best part about Emerging Leaders is being able to meet other first-year students and building relationships with them.  The ability to communicate with others is essential to being a leader."

 

ELM Ana

Ana Rosas Ledesma

Major: Psychology

Favorite Leadership Quotation: "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader." - John Quincy Adams

Favorite Part of Emerging Leaders: "The best part about Emerging Leaders is that you learn valuable life skills through fun activities and workshops, and you get to meet many great people through the program!"