Peer Leadership Team
"Providing students with high quality leadership development programs"
Members of the Peer Leadership Team (PLT) assist in providing students with high quality leadership development programs and serve as a resource to the Loyola community. PLT members support program development and implementation, departmental marketing and communication, and the facilitation of activities for student groups. PLT members receive leadership experience, communication skills, and a scholarship.
Principle Duties, Responsibilities, and Other Job Related Information:
- Participate in on-going leadership training to develop personal leadership style.
- Facilitate workshops, programs, and events for students
- Be assigned specific tasks related to SLD programs, events, and other activities.
- Advance communication and marketing efforts for the department. This may include the use of social media, websites, promotional tables, and personal communication.
- Support administrative tasks and logistical planning for leadership development workshops and other programs (this may include data entry, making copies, organizing materials, etc.)
Meet the 2012-2013 Peer Leadership Team:
Mecca Johnson is currently a junior in the Health Systems Management five-year program. Originally from the Southside of Chicago, she hopes to use her education to improve the health disparity in low income urban areas. She currently serves as the Vice President of External Affairs for Health Systems Management Student Council and volunteers at Centro Romero in the English as a Second Language classroom. She was previously a Loyola University Chicago Empowerment of Sisterhood Scholar under the Department of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and served on the First Year Initiative: Spirits and Traditions Committee. As a peer leader, she finds joy in helping others realize and understand the leaders in them.
Sam Juarez is currently a sophomore double majoring in political science and international studies and minoring in philosophy. She is currently a brother of the co-ed service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, and serves on board as the co-chair of leadership. She is also the Chair of the Residence Life and Dining committee of Loyola’s Unified Student Government Association. She has participated in Campus Ministry’s Alternative Break Immersion and spent a week at the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker House in Washington, D.C last spring break. This summer she represented Loyola Chicago at the Jesuit University Humanitarian Action Network. As a student leader, who thrives when she is active, she enjoys helping others develop their leadership abilities and believes strongly in the servant leadership model. She hopes to make the most of her sophomore year at Loyola before she leaves to study abroad in Rome next fall.
Phillip-John Puzzo is a sophomore studying political science and international studies. He serves as a senator and chair of the safety and wellness committee for United Student Government Association. He is a volunteer leader with Loyola 4 Chicago, the philanthropy chair for Sigma Alpha Epsilon and a member of NCSC.
Pauline Tolentino is a junior in the Loyola University Chicago Undergraduate Honors Program, majoring in Advertising/Public Relations with minors in Psychology, Business, and Management. She serves as a Mentor for the Leadership for Social Change Learning Community. In addition, Pauline is a Volunteer Leader for Loyola4Chicago (L4C) and a member of National Residence Hall Honorary. She was previously involved with Residence Hall Association and Chicago Youth Programs. Pauline also participated as a volunteer at NJSLC 2011 and a delegate/presenter for NJSLC 2012. She enjoys baking/cooking, loves pandas, and is passionate about leadership.
Amy Jurczak is a junior studying psychology and bioethics. Originally from Chicago's suburbs, she serves as a resident assistant in a first year hall and a leader for a CLC within Campus Ministry. She has also served as a camp counselor for the past 3 summers and attended NJSLC 2012 as a delegate. She hopes to attend medical school to become an Emergency Room doctor after graduation. Her goal this year at SLD is to help students recognize their leadership style and incorporate that into all facets of student life.