Student Leadership Team

The Student Leadership Team (SLT) is comprised of a dynamic group of students who serve as facilitators, trainers, peer educators and mentors to incoming students during and after the New Student Fall Retreat. The SLT take part in a ten-week intense diversity training during the spring term prior to fall retreat. During this time, student leaders learn about their identity and leadership development, fostering difficult conversations, and leading incoming students in the fall. They also have a direct role in planning the New Student Fall Retreat. If you are interested in joining the Student Leadership Team or have questions, email:

2022 - 2023 Student Leadership Team 

Student leadership Team member Sakar Aryal

Sakar Aryal

Pronouns: He/Him/His
Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal
Major: Business Administration: Entrepreneurship
Minor: Economics
Fun Fact: "I was born and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal. I am also fluent in three different languages: Nepali, English and Hindi."

Student leadership Team member Reiya Bhullor

Reiya Bhuller

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Hometown: Fremont, CA
Major: Finance
Minor: Computer Science
Fun Fact: "I used to help raise little puppies to become guide dogs for the blind."

Student leadership Team member Zuri Brown

Zuri Brown

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Hometown: Natchez, MS
Major: Psychology
Fun Fact: "My first job was life guarding."

Student leadership Team member Jose Huato

Jose Huato

Pronouns: He/Him/His
Hometown: Hermiston, OR
Major: Business Administration: Operation and Business Analytics
Minor: Computer and Information Science
Fun Fact: "I am married."

Student leadership Team member Jennifer Linares

Jennifer Linares

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Hometown: Portland, OR
Majors: Political Science and Spanish
Minors: Legal Studies, Nonprofit Administration and Latinx Studies
Fun Fact: "I own 13 pairs of crocs."

Student leadership Team member Gabrielle Lopez

Gabrielle Lopez

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Hometown: El paso, TX
Major: Journalism
Minor: Sociology
Fun Fact: "I had a speech impediment that still sometimes slips out, because I had to get mouth surgery after an accident while eating a lollipop."

Student leadership Team member Angelica Renteria

Angelica Renteria

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Hometown: Victorville, CA
Major: Spanish
Minors: Psychology and Ethnic Studies
Fun Fact: "My sister and I share the same birthday, but were born in different years."

Student leadership Team member Sharon Sherpa

Sharon Sherpa

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Hometown: Portland, OR
Majors: Business Administration: Marketing
Minors: Japanese and Multimedia
Fun Fact: "I have been a vegetarian for 7 years."

Kat Sinclair Student Leadership team in Mickey Mouse on clothes in front of green and yellow wall

Kat Sincuir

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Hometown: Miami, FL
Majors: Anthropology & Cinema Studies
Fun Fact: "I still get offered the kid's menu at restaurants."

Student leadership Team member Naivi Vargas Garcia

Naivi Vargas Garcia

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Hometown: Independence, OR
Majors: Family and Human Services; Spanish
Minor: Latinx Studies
Fun Fact: "I love to crack every bone possible. I can't help it."

Joann Wu outside in front of pink flowering tree

Joanne Wu

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Hometown: Portland, OR
Major: Psychology​​​​​
Fun Fact: "I can rap the Fifty Nifty United States memorized. You know, that fast part."


2021-2022 SLT

Angel Escorcia-Nunez
Jaya Das
Jose Huato
Nastaran Milani-Baladi
Jessie Dunn
Sharon Sherpa
Kat Sincuir

2020-2021 SLT

Angelica Renteria
Angel Escorcia Nunez
Jaya Das
Margaret Faliano
Yulissa Garcia
Jose Huato
Nastaran Milani-Baladi
Jessie Dunn
Sharon Sherpa
Kat Sincuir
Crystal-Candice Quaye

2019-2020 SLT

Cynthia Aguilar-Arizmendi
Renee Baker
Anna Calvin
Margaret Faliano
Lexi Haynes
Peiyao He
Nastaran Milani-Baladi
Benedicto (Beny) Penaloza-Betancourt
Noe Sanchez

2018-2019 SLT

Noe Sanchez
Anna Calvin
Mariana Ignacio
Alvy Macias-Gonzalez
Jerry Song
Makayla Agnew
Luis Sevilla
Lexi Haynes
Margaret Faliano
Jasmine Jackson
Misael Espinosa-Feria
Kia Hernandez
Jenee Elisaia
Desirae Brown

2017-2018 SLT

Andrea Torres-Hurtado
Angela Zhu
Christopher Tello
Dilene Soto
Lucinda Amrbiz
Manuella Tshala
Robyn Wright
Savannah Kan
Sergio Sanchez
Tre'von Robinson

2016-2017 SLT

Briana Forbes-Baker
Aimée C. Marquez
Vanessa Santillan-Nieto
Wendy Trujillo Gomez
Elirissa Hui
Abe Vega
Yasi Milani
Naily Yanin Nevárez Magaña
Molly Schuster
Luis Sevilla
Natalia Narh
Anna Hoffer
Yomaira Tarula
Phillip Pham
Gabriela Saldana-Lopez


2015-2016 SLT

Andrianna Roberts
Brian McRee
Keesha Wallace
Miaka Nix
Phillip Pham
Rebecca Fauller
Romario Bautista
Samantha Berguin
Vanessa Santillan-Nieto

2014-2015 SLT

Michelle Chun
Vivian Hsieh
Brian Mcree
Sheshank Mageshwar
Comfort Quaye
Rebecca Falleur
Eva Murtaugh
Gabriela Saldana
Jose Luis Zamora