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Emerging Leaders Program 

Cohort Applications for 2019-2020 Emerging Leaders Program: Available Now!

Applications are due no later than 11:59 pm on Sunday, September 29, 2019.

Are you interested in developing your leadership skills and becoming active in student life and organizations at Revelle College and UC San Diego? If so, the Revelle College Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) may be for you. ELP provides an opportunity for a group of Revelle community members to develop their understanding of leadership skills and gain practical leadership experience. ELP accepts a select group of students each year. These students will participate in the program throughout the entire academic year, Tuesdays 2:00pm to 4:00pm, in addition to other commitments required of program participants.

Only students willing to commit for the entire year should apply. Applicants are selected based upon their motivation and commitment to becoming involved in leadership at Revelle College. Communication and the ability to work well with others are also very important. No leadership experience necessary.

Mission Statement

The Emerging Leaders Program aims to guide, challenge, and inspire the development of leadership skills through experiential, direct, and reflective learning.

Program Goals

  • Equip ELP members with basic leadership skills and provide experiential learning opportunities where they can use these skills to enact change within their communities.
  • Facilitate connections between ELP members, student leaders, and staff members to build community.
  • Introduce the concept of equity-minded leadership and identify current issues.
  • Encourage holistic personal growth and identity development through various aspects of the program.

These goals are achieved through workshops and other commitments. The workshops are presented by various University staff, faculty, community leaders, and the ELP Leadership Team. The sessions are interactive and involve discussions as well as experiential learning activities.

The format used engages students through interactive workshops that focus on personal and professional growth and development, thought-provoking dialogue, and team building activities. Some of the topics covered in the workshops include:

  • Public speaking
  • Time management
  • Ethical decision making
  • Career preparation
  • Mock job interviews
  • Cover letters and resumes
  • Conflict resolution
  • Project management
  • Equity-minded leadership

Leadership Team

2019-2020 Leadership Team 

Program Manager

Chris Villalobos

Chris Villalobos

Peer Mentors

Adela Chavez
Alexandra Babakanian
Emiliano Mateos Salles
Maegan Sperry

Workshop Coordinator

Tania Diaz

Assessment Coordinator

Sean Reese

Alumni Engagement Coordinator

Veronnica Soteras

Program Director

Melina M. Remesha, Director 

Melina M. Remesha

Annual Report

Questions? Contact Melina M. Remesha, Coordinator of Student Activities and ELP Director, at or 858-534-1580