The Souza Leadership Center's Student Advisory Board
The Margo F. Souza Student Leadership Center's Student Advisory Board consists of campus leaders who are engaged in leadership across campus. Our Board members provide us with guidance to ensure that all initiatives in which The Souza Leadership Center engages are done with students' best interest in mind. Our Board members also meet regularly to provide support with many Souza Leadership Center events, including the annual UC Merced Leadership Conference and the annual UC Merced Leadership Awards! We are grateful for the time & dedication of our talented, passionate Board Members!
Maricela Vazquez Aviles is a Junior and Transfer Public Health major. Maricela has been part of the Student Advisory Board for 2 semesters. Maricela has also participated in the 2020 UC Merced Leadership Conference.
"In leadership, I am inspired by my friends, my community, my family, equity and the planet. As an undocumented, former foster youth first-generation, and non-traditional student. I didn't see myself as a leader, but being part of the leadership center has made me realize that we all have a leader in us.
"As we become leaders, we should support others to reach their potential and encourage them to make a difference on campus and in their communities."
Ukamaka Ezimora is a 2nd-year student and Mechanical Engineering major.
Ukamaka joined the Student Advisory Board in the Fall 2021 semester. She has participated in the THRIVE leadership development program in Summer 2020.
“Leadership to me means giving a voice to the unheard, and representing the underrepresented.” - Ukamaka Ezimora
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Sabastian Rosas, Board Member
Zachary Silva, Board Member
Dennis Do, Board Member
Eghosa Isibor, Board Member
Thank you to our Board Members for your leadership & dedication! Go Bobcats!