Meet the Undergraduate Student Coaches
"We're all just walking each other home." - Ram Dass
Scott Campbell has been heavily involved in a number of organizations that have made him into the person you see before you today. He loves getting to spend time with his Greek brothers, engaging with others in leadership development, and spending time researching and analyzing financial markets. In his free time, he enjoys skateboarding, playing golf, and getting to watch a great movie. He is excited to get the chance to engage in coaching first years this semester.
What inspired you to become a Leadership Fellow?:Scott's leadership journey has spanned nearly a decade now. From class president in high school to now being involved with One-on-One Leadership Coaching, he has felt a calling to give back to others. He believes the best way to do this is through investing in others and seeking to understand various perspectives. Developing personal relationships and having that connection make the coaching process a fun and rewarding experience, and that's why he is more than excited to be a Leadership Fellow.
4th Year Undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering
“The thing that doesn't fit is the thing that's the most interesting, the part that doesn't go according to what you expected.” Richard Feynman
During his undergraduate career, Jacob has studied abroad at Georgia Tech Lorraine for eight months, conducted NSF funded research on engineering design, conducted NASA funded research on trust in automation & human-computer interaction, interned at an oil & gas contractor, and served on the executive board of Georgia Tech’s mechanical engineering honor society in the roles of president and philanthropy chair. Many of these experiences were gained after and because of Jacob’s participation in Leading Edge as a coachee. Outside of academics, works as an intramural referee and supervisor and sings in the Georgia Tech Chorale.
What inspired you to become a Leadership Fellow?:Jacob knows firsthand that learning is a two-way street and is excited to learn from his coachees during the coaching process as he guides their leadership journey. He believes that everyone’s leadership style is different, and he plans to help coachees to find their style through introspection and self-awareness. In the end, you get out what you put in.
4th Year Undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering
"If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods and the nights will flame with fire." - Charles Bukowski
Kyle has been involved in a number of organizations during his time at Georgia Tech, including RoboJackets, Engineers Without Borders, Georgia Tech Lorraine, and the Grand Challenges community. Outside of classes, Kyle is passionate about robotics and international service. He has conducted research on agile movement and robotic controls, interned abroad in Cambodia focusing on agricultural service work, and spent last summer remotely working for Microsoft as a Devices Design intern. Kyle loves cooking, rock climbing, traveling, and just about anything to do with dogs.
What inspired you to become a Leadership Fellow?:Kyle's parents are both coach sports and are guidance counselors, a powerful combination. He was exposed to coaching at a very young age but saw its power in an academic setting during his first year as a Grand Challenges student. He was amazed at the insight and flexibility that was displayed by his facilitator. In the following years Kyle had the opportunity to facilitate the freshman class and fell in love with coaching. He is excited to see what this remote environment has in store and to experience being an undergraduate student coach!
3rd year undergrad Biomedical Engineering
"There's power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice. And there's grace in being willing to know and hear others.” - Michelle Obama
Janie is a third year biomedical engineering student with a minor in law, science, and technology. She is involved in cardiovascular research at Emory University and her interests include bioethics and public health. Janie currently serves on the executive committee of a Greek organization and is a member of Order of Omega Leadership Honor Society. She has also served in STEM mentorship roles on and off campus.
What inspired you to become a Leadership Fellow?:As a coachee, Janie saw the impact coaching had on her skills and confidence as a young leader on campus. She believes coaching is a great tool for developing introspective, compassionate, and effective leaders. She is excited to be able to share what she’s learned in leadership coaching with younger leaders in the campus community!
5th Year Undergraduate Student in Business Administration – Finance
“Greatness lives not solely in the moment of triumph but is fueled by the constant pursuit of improvement.” – Anonymous
During his undergraduate career, Barrett interned at Coca-Cola in Digital Marketing Analytics, TM Capital, a middle market investment bank and most recently at SVB Leerink in their Biotechnology/Biopharma investment banking division. Barrett has held a variety of leadership roles during his time an undergraduate. Most notably, he served as President of his fraternity, Executive Vice President of the Interfraternity Council, Director of Programming for TEDxGeorgiaTech, Director of Mentorship for the GTSF Investment Committee as well as a TEDxGeorgiaTech speaker
What inspired you to become a Leadership Fellow?:Barrett believes that leadership is about enabling others to succeed, but first one must learn about and enable themselves to succeed. He seeks to help people reflect from experiences and constantly seek self-awareness and improvement. After having been a coachee this past semester, Barrett wanted the chance to be able to give others the experience he had. He realizes that the experience will be a growth opportunity for him and his coachees. Barrett looks forward to growing with those around him.
4th Year Undergraduate in Computer Science
Trust the Process
Matt is a 4th year CS major with a minor in Leadership Studies with the LEAD program. LEAD has played a major role in each of his years at Tech: as a freshman and sophomore, Matt was part of the Grand Challenges community, working on a project that sought to decrease methane emissions in landfills; as a junior, Matt was a facilitator for the first-year class; currently, Matt is the lead facilitator for the first-year Grand Challenges. Outside of LEAD, Matt is involved with the Filmmakers@GT club, having directed two short films. Additionally, he has interned at Peloton as a software engineer and at Google as a Product Manager.
What inspired you to become a Leadership Fellow?:I've been gifted with having lots of opportunitities to fail constantly and grow as a leader, and I've been lucky enough that I've surrounded myself with individuals who continue to support and motivate me. The LEAD program has played a large part of that for me at Tech, and I'd love to pay my dues. To play a small part as a sounding board and coach to the next generation of leaders at Tech, and hopefully become a part of someone else's support system, would be such a fulfilling and rewarding experience.
3rd Year, Biological Sciences
“Are we living a life that is safe from harm? Of course not. We never are. But that's not the right question. The question is: Are we living a life that is worth the harm?” ― Joseph Fink
Sophia is a McCallum Research Fellow, studying pathogenic bacteria and their competitive interactions with other microbes that help them cause disease. Her goal is to pursue a PhD in medical microbiology. She is interested in bridging the gap between academia and society, and exploring how science can be applied to create social good. She likes to spend her time outside of lab hiking and making increasingly extravagant multi-tiered cakes.
What inspired you to become a Leadership Fellow?:As a past coachee in One-on-One Leadership Coaching, Sophia found significant fulfillment in taking control of her own self-improvement and leadership development. Coaching enhanced her abilities and confidence as a researcher, and helped her balance leadership and mental health-- now, as a coach, she wants to help others achieve this! She's looking forward to getting to know her coachee and help facilitate and support their personal growth.