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!
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.