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Alumni Profile

Ryan O'Malley

Student Leader: Rebecca Berg

I recognized that EAS and the projects that students participate in are super important because they are applied and hands-on. I wanted to be a part of EAS because I love helping people develop connections and work on group dynamics to work towards a common goal through hands-on applications."

What did serving as a Student Leader mean to you? What motivated you to participate?
Serving as a student leader meant an immense amount. I remember getting selected to be a student leader and being ecstatic because I don't think (if I am remembering correctly) I was an 'A' student in EAS as a freshman. I do remember learning and retaining lots about team dynamics and how to optimize productivity and success of all people in the group. Stemming from my expeditionary learning-style elementary school years, I have always realized the importance of hands-on learning. I recognized that EAS and the projects that students participate in are super important because they are applied and hands-on. I wanted to be a part of EAS because I love helping people develop connections and work on group dynamics to work towards a common goal through hands-on applications.

A memory that remains with me from my Student Leader days is:
A memory that remains with me from my student leader days was talking with the first group that I had when I was a sophomore about getting involved in extracurricular clubs to enhance their involvement and development. I became super pumped up when one of the students joined ASCE and became a big part of the team over the next year or two. Getting students to realize the benefits of applying themselves to projects with other students was one of my favorite things to do.

Any leaders you'd like to shout-out to?
Lindsay Kehl, Stephen Vitello, Stefan Cwalina, Kayleigh Miller, Erica Marron