Student Involvement

Jordan Frost

"The most significant experiences I've had at WSU are: volunteering at the Whitman County Humane Society, being a member of the Emerging Leaders Program (formerly CSP), a competitor of the WSU Club Tennis Travel Team, and a roommate/mentor for the Kansai Gaidai Winter (Japanese exchange) Program." - Isla Dubendorf

Students with Wsu flag

"The most significant experiences I've had at WSU are: volunteering at the Whitman County Humane Society, being a member of the Emerging Leaders Program (formerly CSP), a competitor of the WSU Club Tennis Travel Team, and a roommate/mentor for the Kansai Gaidai Winter (Japanese exchange) Program." - Isla Dubendorf

Wsu Student

"I love motivating and inspiring members on the floor as a residential adviser (RA). Three students became RA's, two decided to study abroad after I shared my experience, and one became the president of Hall Government for the following year." - Devin Trubey

Trinidad Chavez

“When I arrived to WSU my freshmen year, I did not think my life was going to change as much as it did. This journey as a college student taught me that I am a leader and it taught me many valuable lessons. When I first started getting involved in campus in several leadership positions, I was a shy kid that had trouble communicating with other people. It took me time to feel comfortable to speak my ideas to others. Overtime, I acquired those communication skills which helped me to become an effective leader.” – Trinidad Chavez

Meghan Nyquist

"I wouldn't trade the positive experiences I've had in all of my extracurricular activities for the world; these experiences have set me on the career path I am on today. As a volunteer for the Global Learning Department as a peer advisor, I inspired countless students find their path to study abroad by sharing my own experience." - Meghan Nyquist

James Whitbread

"One thing I constantly remind myself is that you can learn a lesson from any experience so long as you choose to learn. In my research responsibilities I am inspired to lead an original research study that could hopefully, in the long run, change for the better the way in which mathematics is taught at a collegiate level. Through this experience in particular, I have learned to maintain a greater level of confidence in everything that I do while not becoming overconfident." - James Whitbread

Sowmya Murthy

“I have never really considered myself to be the most obvious kind of leader, at least not in the traditional definition of what most people believe leaders to be. I am not fearless, I am not bold or loud or always looking to lead others. If I am a leader in any sense, I think it to be in the quieter, more reserved sense. As someone who has always enjoyed helping others and found fulfillment and meaning in it, I would say that I lead mostly by example and respecting others. I have always thought myself to be a patient and compassionate person who values respect and honesty towards others. I lead by letting others know that I value their contributions and I want us to work together to make a decision rather than have one person calling all of the shots.” – Sowmya Murthy