OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

2012-13 Peer Leadership Consultants

 

PLC Team Photo

(From left to right: Edward Pham, Breanna Fraser-Hevlin, J.D. Walker,

Kylah Reynolds, Drew Hatlen, Arianna Palermini, and Nik Bowen)

 

Kylah ReynoldsKylah Ann Reynolds

Senior

Agriculture Sciences & Business Management

 

Why are you a PLC?

I like being involved within the Oregon State community and I wanted to make sure it was something that I enjoyed doing. I love learning and practicing leadership, so I knew that this would be a great fit for me to become involved with fellow students who also love leadership and helping others.

 

Your definition of “leadership”:

I believe that there is no one definition for leadership. I do know that a good leader carries out his/her everyday tasks with passion and dedication; he/she sets goals to succeed and make a difference in whatever he/she does. A good leader has values and considers them in every decision while also being aware of others who are involved.

 

Involvement Background:

  • 4-H
  • Collegiate FFA
  • Student Leadership and Involvement
  • Variety of non-profit organizations

 

Career goal/ aspirations in life:

I want to connect my love for helping feed the world with my passion for making a difference within the community. I want to help bring education to poorer regions of the world and help establish sustainable agricultural practices in those communities

 

 

Edward PhamEdward Pham

Junior

Biology

 

Why are you PLC?                                                                                                                                                          

You get to work with diverse groups of people, which form a constantly growing network of friends. I love learning to teach and help my peers develop into informed leaders, and with this job I am provided with the opportunities to do so. This is also a great chance to see personal growth and development.

 Your definition of “leadership”:

The ability to leave a comfortable environment to try something new. To acknowledge and take charge wherever and whenever it is needed, in conversation, group work, and life. This can be for forming leaders, helping the community, or bettering oneself.

 

Involvement Background:

  • Hip Hop Student Association
  • FeelGood at OSU
  • Student Leadership and Involvement

 

Career goal/aspirations in life:

Goal is to become a medical (or philosophical) doctor, in hopes of discovering something great.

 

Leadership Super Power:

Leady senses – The ability to know when a person is facing an obstacle. And the power to help them overcome it!

 

 

Drew HatlenDrew Hatlen

Senior

Double Major in Speech Communication & Political Science

 

Why are you a PLC?

I became a PLC to stay connected and grounded in the work that students are actively doing at OSU. I wanted an opportunity to give back to students and student organizations that give OSU a community feeling, where everyone can feel at home. That is why PLC work is so important to me; we are a wealth of resources to help any organization function at its fullest potential, for free!

 

Your definition of “leadership”:

Leadership comes in many shapes and sizes. It can be conscious or unconscious, apparent or overt, active or passive. Anyone can be a leader in their own lives and that of others. In fact, I would bet that every person is a leader in eyes of someone else. Even if it is small act of courtesy like holding a door open or just saying "Please"  and "Thank you". That sort of behavior is leading by example.  
Leadership doesn't need to be defined as always taking charge in every situation, but instead be positively embodied in everyday behavior and being conscious of our impact on others.

"If we can redefine leadership, we can change everything." -Drew Dudley

 

Involvement Background:

  • ASOSU
  • Healthy campus Initiatives
  • Implementation Group and Mini-Grants Committee
  • KBVR
  • OSU Beaver Consultants
  • OSU Disk Golf Club
  • Student Alumni Association
  • Board of Directors

 

Career goal/ aspirations in life:

I hope to have a lifetime of service. After that, a fulfilling a lifetime of travel and experience, continually learning and imparting knowledge, bettering the world in which we all live.


If you had a leadership super power, what would you want it to be (or what is it)?

I would be Captain Positivity! There is only a rare moment when I do not have a smile plastered across my face or replying with anything less "Wonderful!" when asked how I'm doing. I would hope to be able to more purposefully and directly spread optimism through superhero-like positive onomatopoeia. “BAM!"

 

 

Breanna Fraser-HevlinBreanna Fraser-Hevlin
Junior
Double major in Public Health and Human Development & Family Sciences

Why are you a PLC?

I am a PLC because I am passionate about leadership and developing my skills and abilities to become a more effective leader among my peers and in the community.

Your definition of “Leadership”: 
I view leadership as a way to motivate and inspire myself and others to take action and facilitate positive change in an effective, creative, and inclusive manner.


Involvement Background:

  • Member of Peer Health Advocates
  • Member of OSU Women’s Choir, Belle Voce

 

Career goal/ aspirations in life:

It is my goal to graduate with a Bachelors of Science at Oregon State University and attend graduate school in Canada and earn a Masters of Public Health. I would also like to develop and implement health promotion campaigns that focus on prevention and encourage healthy behaviors. At some point I would like to work in South America in a public health organization.

If you had a leadership super power, what would you want it to be (or what is it)?
Icebreaker genius - the ability to “break the ice” with any group or person; anytime, anyplace, anywhere.

 

 

Arianna PalerminiArianna Palermini

Senior

Public Health (Health Behavior/Health Promotion)

 

Why are you a PLC?

I wanted to further develop my leadership abilities by becoming a PLC. It is a nice feeling to give back to the OSU community and keep up to date with all the different organizations. I feel that this job has taught me how to effectively lead groups and given me many important skills that I will carry with me after college.

 

Your definition of “Leadership”:

Leadership is the ability to inspire teamwork to a higher level through the never ending development of education and life experiences.

 

Involvement Background:

  • OSU Lab research
  • Life Science Club
  • Sexual Health Advisory Group
  • Peer Health Advocates.
  • Mortar Board Senior Honors Society
  • Center for Leadership Development

 

Career Goal/ aspiration in life:

I aspire to become a doctor and work in the field of preventative medicine or infectious disease. This part of medicine is often overlooked, but majoring in public health has opened my eyes to the importance of prevention and how it contributes to a healthy population.

 

If you had a leadership super power, what would you want it to be (or what is it)?
 Omnicompetence, which would allow me to handle any situation by solving internal conflicts quickly   

 

 

 

JD WalkerJ.D. Walker

Senior

Economics

 

Why are you a PLC?
I wanted to find a way to get involved. Talking to people about leadership around campus has given me a great feeling of giving back to the OSU community.

Your definition of “leadership”:
Taking action to support an organization or cause that’s larger than yourself.

Involvement background:

  • Speech and Debate
  • Contemporary Questions
  • Economics Club

 

Career goal/aspirations in life:
I want to work in public policy and the management of local government.

If you had a leadership super power, what would you want it to be (or what is it)?
Always knowing the right thing to do.

 

 

 

Nik BowenNik Bowen

Graduated, but still awesome!

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