Leadership Academy

Cover Image The Center for Student Involvement Leadership Academy is a comprehensive four component program open to all Cal State L.A. students and is designed to develop students into transformative leaders, empower individuals, and inspire students involved with University clubs and organizations to further and strengthen their communities. Through the following CSI programs offered during the course of the academic year, students can tailor their Leadership Academy involvement based on their availability.

Leadership Academy

The Center for Student Involvement Leadership Academy is a comprehensive four component program open to all Cal State L.A. students and is designed to develop students into transformative leaders, empower individuals, and inspire students involved with University clubs and organizations to further and strengthen their communities.
Through the following CSI programs offered during the course of the academic year, students can tailor their Leadership Academy involvement based on their availability.


Leadership Academy Award Recipients


Daniel Campos
Jeffrey Carbonel
Israel Estrada
Jesus Jonathan Mendoza
Brandy Silva
Sevana Simonyan
Gordon Truong

Previous Award Recipients


2014 Honorees

Diana Torres

2013 Honorees

Giselle Atallah

2012 Honorees

Abril Rodriguez Villanueva
Alexander Woodman
Robert Sauceda
Stephanie Ramirez

The U-Lead program
Year round

You're in the driver's seat when it comes to starting your leadership journey at Cal State L.A. The U-Lead program is ready to help you navigate and develop your leadership experience on campus and beyond.
Once you answer the call to lead, through this program you will be able to:
• Define your leadership styles and identity
• Enhance important life skills essential to leading successfully
• Understand the building blocks for effective leadership
• Network with current student leaders, faculty, and staff members at the University Whether you're a new student discovering your talents or a returning seasoned leader, the U-Lead program can help accelerate your leadership journey to success, providing you with the tools and resources necessary for analyzing problems and implementing solutions related to your daily call to lead.
U-Lead requires no sign ups or applications. Dates and times of workshops will be listed in the University-Student Union calendar of events.


U-Lead 2015 Award Recipients


Ali Alizeda
Johnny Aragon
Jeffrey Carbonel
Daniel Campos
Israel Estrada
Chelsey Fedelis
Nyehla Saranhfina Aruba Iresheid
Bradley Kehoe
Raymond Lam
Jesus Jonathan Mendoza
Sarah Mouakkad
Anastasiia Shevyreva
Brandy Silva
Sevana Simonyan
Abel Tovar Jr.
Benson Truong

Previous Award Recipients


2014 Honorees

Diana Torres
Michelle Tran
Gordon Truong

2013 Honorees

Giselle Atallah
Alex Dejean
Aimee Guzman
Micheal Leung
Francisco Macias
Ariel Sherman

2012 Honorees

Alexander Woodman
Andrew Hu
Griselda Hernandez
Guadalupe Ramirez
Robert Sauceda

2011 Honorees

Zahara Atefi
Chontali Herod-Kirk
Jefferey Hong
Karen Ma
Yessenia Toscano

Leader to Leader
Spring quarter

Juniors, seniors, and graduating graduate students are encouraged to participate in Leader to Leader, a spring quarter lunchtime seminar series designed to provide advanced leaders with opportunities at refining their leadership skills in preparation for their post-Cal State L.A. transition.
Students will be able to engage with inspiring Cal State L.A. speakers, develop a professional resume, gain interview techniques and create valuable on-campus connections with participants and University administrators. Applications will be available in the winter quarter.


Leader to Leader 2015 Award Recipients


Jacqueline Beltran
John Beverly
Daniel Campos
Israel Estrada
Chelsey Fedelis
Edward Gonzalez
Catalina Guasco
Grecia Hernandez Lugo
Nyehla Saranhfina Aruba Iresheid
John Martinez
Jesus Jonathan Mendoza
Damaris Moran
Simona Racek
Brandy Silva
Sevana Simonyan
Gordon Truong
Krissy Wozniak

Previous Award Recipients


2014 Honorees

Jeffrey Carbonel
Nicolle Fedor
Edward Manuel Gonzalez
Dagmawit Negash
Jasmin Ortiz
Angel Ralph Sanchez
Alicia Soto
Diana Torres
Sean Weerasinghe

2013 Honorees

Mary Chlarize Catalan
Karla Garzon
Jin (Woo) Lee
Gabriela Monzon
Elba Y. Pineda
Anna Pauline Ponseca

2012 Honorees

Alexander Woodman
Briggette A. Rivera
Deuel Shinkevich
Gabriela Garcia
Giselle D. Atallah
Hamoon Jalalipour
Jorge Ely Herrera
Maria Cao
Stephanie Ramirez
Vanessa Fernandez

2011 Honorees

Zahara Atefi
Irina Filipyera
Jeffrey Hong
Ashley Lenore Burrell
Robert Sauceda
Luis Valenzuela

Leadership Exploration and Advancement Program (L.E.A.P.)
Fall quarter

The Leadership Exploration and Advancement Program (L.E.A.P.) aims to engage students in the discovery of personal leadership identities through a variety of seven interactive sessions during the fall quarter. Participants will be exposed to the Social Change Model and explore its application for the settings Cal State L.A. leaders will encounter; the classroom, clubs and organizations, the workplace, and the larger community. Students participating in L.E.A.P will also be able to participate in off campus developmental opportunities that will challenge them mentally and physically.
This program is offered various Fridays from 10:00am-12:00pm during Fall quarter. This introductory session will provide students with a complete overview of the series and provide them with the information they need to "Take the L.E.A.P." Don't miss out on this unique experience!

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The Leadership Exploration and Advancement Program (L.E.A.P) 2015 Award Recipients


Johnny Aragon
Selene Aguirre
Imelda Avila-Ramirez
Daniel Campos
Jeffrey Carbonel
Puning Cheng
Israel Estrada
Chelsey Fedelis
Leticia Galvez-Alva
Seonghoe Gu
Catalina Guasco
Grecia Hernandez Lugo
Matthew Hu
Brad Kehoe
Carol Mamon
Mohammed Mansour
Christina Mendez
Jesus Jonathan Mendoza
Damaris Moran
Sarah Mouakkad
Mauricio Nolasco
Daniela Ojeda Gomez
Ilse Perez
Exequiel Punzalan
Michelle Quan
Chantal Reyes
Evelyn Rodriguez
Bryan Sanchez
Haslholan Simorangkir
Sevana Simonyan
Angelique Singh
Diego Tinoco
Abel Tovar Jr.
Melissa Venegas

Previous Award Recipients


2014 Honorees

Cynthia Alvarez
Andrew A. Aquino
Nancy Aragon
Rodrigo Banuelos
Lance Aldrich Gilig Capisanan
Sun Hyn Cho
Loveren Dela Cruz
Juan Estrada
Gladys Gallardo
Tania Garcia
Ashley Harris
Marie Abigail Vergara Juaner
ShawnWah Lee
Francisco Macias
Betania Paula Martinez
John Martinez
Gil Myeong
Dagmawit Negash
Emmanuel Nuñez
Randy Palacios
Marlon Joseph Pasamba
Anthony Binala Pascual
Nathaniel Peza
Matthew Phuong
Cristian Nayeli Salas
Ariel Sherman
Brandy Silva
Diana Torres
Hannah Tran
Sean Weerasinghe
Melody Wong
Maria Zavala

2013 Honorees

Abeer Almarakshi
Alix Alcazar
Giselle Atallah
Myeisha Banks
Alfredo Barajas
Damaris Barba
Esmeralda Barrera
Joshua Beltran
Mayra Chicas
Lizbeth Cruz
Korina Delgado
Cynthia Elias
Miguel Escalante
Cernan Flores
Janet Garcia
Yolanda Giron
Mustafa Hasan
Rachel Ibrahim-Watkins
Dylan Israel
Yeong-In Jang
Melanie Kim
Jaeyong Lee
Josselyn Linares
Stephanie Martinez
Romeo Minter
Cinthya Ortiz
Elba Pineda
Kyle Ransom
Christian Reyes
Cintia Rodrigues
Jasmine Rodrigues
Angelica Rossana Tolentino
Arlene Shaihor
Samantha Sotez
Charlie Sparkle
Gordon Troung
Isabel Vazquez
Natalie Vilchis
Irene Womack

2012 Honorees

Alexander Woodman
Aliannea Sherman
Alicia Ellington
Alonzo Morales Perez
Ammal Nabilus
Aseneth Calvillo Martinez
Ashley Genz-Sandoval
Brianna Martinez
Brigette Rivera
Brittany Manuel
Christina Nava
Diana Ponce
Gabriela Garcia
Guadalupe Ramirez
Jessica Lozano
Jorge Ely Herrera
Jose Servin
Joseph Anderson
Josie Nava
Luis Dominguez
Mayra Guerrero
Mitchie Rose Pardilla
Rachael Morales
Roman Morales
Ruby Mendoza
Simpson Cheng
Sindy Mencos
Tapasya Srivastava
Ty Breece Tucker
Vanessa Fernandez
Vincent Ho
Vivian Lam

2011 Honorees

Petrouchka Alexieva
Anzhela Babayan
Vuong (Valerie) Hoang
Chun-Yao Hong
Karen Ma
Andreana Medina
Juan Carlos Parrilla
Stephanie Ramirez
Thomas Salonga
Robert Sauceda
Francisco Torres
Chuong Van
Abril Villanueva
Berner Walker

Leader Project
Winter quarter

The Leader Project is an excellent interactive opportunity designed to provide new and continuing students with the opportunity to learn more about leadership as well as analyze your actions, ideas and thoughts on leadership. Through practical application and experiential learning, this program will explore personal experiences and values as the formation of individual leadership styles. To be the best possible leader, one must know themselves and how their actions can affect others.
This program includes the study of leadership as well as the application of leadership theories, concepts and skills. Students will need to make a ten-week commitment during winter quarter to The Leader Project.


Leader Project 2015 Award Recipients


Johnny Aragon
Imelda Avila-Ramirez
Christian Bedoyan
Jacqueline Beltran
Anthony Binala Pascual
Francisco M. Bisuet
Benjamin Bowen
Daniel Campos
Clarisse L. Choto
Israel Estrada
Allen Albert Flores
Nancy Garcia
Catalina Guasco
Elza Guevara
Grecia Hernandez Lugo
Bradley Kehoe
Carol Mamon
Daisy Martinez
Gladys Martinez-Perez
Jesus Jonathan Mendoza
Zulema Morales
Damaris Moran
Daniela Ojeda Gomez
Jasmin Ortiz
Arpit Patil
Ilse Perez
Michelle Quan
Monserrat Ramirez-Mendoza
Alvaro E. Sanchez
Nyehla Saranhfina Aruba Iresheid
Brandy Silva
Sevana Simonyan
Hasiholan Tiroi Simorangkir
Siddhanth R. Sisodia
Diego Tinoco
Isabel Vazquez
Melissa Venegas
Naomi Wada
Po Yi Yeung

Previous Award Recipients


2014 Honorees

Cynthia Aguilar
Jennifer Alvarado
Cynthia Alvarez
Andrew A. Aquino
Santiago Aponte
Nancy Aragon
Rodrigo Banuelos
Diamond Barajas
Juan Barillas
Allen Bernard Cabanillas
Claudia Campos
Lance Aldrich Gilig Capisanan
Jeffrey Carbonel
Kristianne Cordova
Quo Vaughn L. Dukes
Claudia Rizo
Tania Garcia
Sandra Hernandez
Janeth Herrera
Dahae Hwang
Natalie Ibarra
Hillary Johnson
Marie Abigail Vergara Juaner
Ai-Ling (Cindy) Li
Manjot Lasher
John Martinez
Selina Morales
Kevin Mowers
Dagmawit Negash
Denysse Nuñez
Randy Palacios
Gabriela Patiño
Thalia Ramirez
Romina Rosero
Angel Sanchez
Alicia Soto
Michelle Tran
Abigail Valdez
Lesle Vallejo
Sean Weerasinghe
Gleb Yavorkovsky

2013 Honorees

Eric Amezca
Leanne Barrientos
Lizbeth Cruz
Korina Delgado
Miguel Escalante
Cernan Flores
Janet Garcia
Adilene Garcia
Cynthia Gomez
Rachel Ibrahim-Watkins
Fabiola Juarez Jaramillo
Josselyn Linares
Jenny Lu
Stephanie Martinez
Romeo Minter
Cruz Olivares
Condoleezza Perry
Christian Reyes
Jessica Scoot
Samantha Sotez
Charlie Sparkle
Angelica Tolentino
Diana Torres
Gordon Truong
Ty Breece Tucker
Irene Womack

2012 Honorees

Abril Rodriguez Villanueva
Alexander Woodman
Aliannea Sherman
Alicia Ellington
Alix Alcazar
Alonzo Morales
Ammal Nabilus
Ariel Sherman
Chara Aueyong
Christina Mendoza
Christina Nava
Diana Ponce
Erica Zacarias
Esmeralda Barrera
Gabriela Garcia
Giselle D. Atallah
Jessa Canos
Jessica Lozano
Jorge Ely Herrera
Josie Nava
Kathy Ko
Luis Antezana
Marlo Alintanahin
Natalie Evangelista
Ratticha Vanusbodeewong
Valeria Jimenez
Vincent Ho

2011 Honorees

Darlene Aguilar
Anzhela Babayan
Victor Chin
Clarissa De La Torre
Chun-Yao (Jefferey) Hong
Hamoon Jalalipour
Roman Morales
Guadalupe Ramirez
Brigette Rivera
Robert Sauceda
Michelle Tran
Abril Villanueva
Kelsey Wong
Abril Villanueva
Julianna Yip


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