Meet the Facilitators!
Hi, my name is Laura Anderson and I'm from Barrington, Illinois. I'm a junior in civil engineering, focusing on structures. I am involved in the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Mentor/Mentee program for Women in Engineering, and I am a founding sister of the Phi Sigma Rho Sorority. In my free time I enjoy staying active by playing basketball and going to Zumba Fitness. I was a participant my freshman year and currently am the Secretary. I met some of my best friends through Leadership Advantage, so I highly encourage you to join and guarantee great experiences!
My name is Peter Cernak and I'm the Head Caterer for Leadership Advantage. I'm a senior in Secondary Education with a focus in Social Studies and English. I've been involved in Leadership Advantage since I was an incoming freshman. I'm also starting my 4th year as a brother of Triangle Fraternity and I have been very active in Greek Life and Campus Life throughout my years here, including participating in Wilson Hall Government for two years. I'm looking forward to helping out with Leadership Advantage once again and to a fantastic year as a Spartan. Go Green!
My name is Katelyn Dunaski, I am from Howell, MI, and I went to Brighton High School. There I was the business director of our FIRST Robotics team, President of the Brighton JOOI club, Lieutenant Governor of the Michigan JOOI board, senior class council representative, NHS member, Yearbook editor, and was on the Interact board. My major is in Applied Engineering Sciences with a concentration in Computer Science. In my free time I like to take naps, play tennis, and eat.
Hi! My name is Breanna Earls and I am a Mechanical Engineering Major from Lansing, Michigan. I participated in Leadership Advantage last year and I am so excited to be a facilitator this year! I am also a proud member of the Engineering sorority, Phi Sigma Rho. Some of my interest include: music, movies, painting, video games, and hanging out with friends. I cannot wait to meet you all at Leadership Advantage this year!
My name is Lizzy Gregory and I am a facilitator for the upcoming Leadership Advantage session. I am majoring in Mechanical Engineering. My hometown is Midland, MI. Besides being a major astronomy nerd, I am a huge Harry Potter fan and, like you, I consider Michigan State University to be the best college ever. I can't wait to see you all at Leadership Advantage!
Hi, my name is Jack Hiltz and I am a Junior in Packaging Engineering. I am from Livonia, Michigan and went Livonia Stevenson High School. I was involved in peer mentoring, tutoring, National Honor Society, and was the captain of my varsity swim team. I have been involved in the Leadership Advantage program as a participant and now my second years as a Facilitator. In my free time I like to watch Netflix, hang out with friends, and go to the mall. I am also a brother in Triangle Fraternity and am very involved in the Greek Community.
Hi, my name is Jeff Johnson. I am a senior here at Michigan State and I'm from Portland, Michigan. I am majoring in Computer Science and Engineering. I am the Administrative Vice President of Triangle Fraternity and have been in the Spartan Ski Club. I also work here on campus at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory. My interests include hunting, fishing, basketball, football, baseball, snowboarding and Mario Tennis. I look forward to seeing you at the end of August.
My name is AJ Kaiserauer and this is my first year being a facilitator for the Leadership Advantage program. I think this program is great for freshman engineers to get a feel for their major and meet new people in the process. I'm currently a computer science major and I'm from Oak Lawn, Illinois (a suburb near Chicago) and in my spare time I enjoy DJaying and practicing animation.
My name is Anna Lausch, I'm from Novi Michigan, and I'm a freshman No Preference Engineering major. I was a participant in Leadership Advantage this past year, and I also participated in the National Student Leadership Conference on Engineering in 2011. I'm also a member of MSU's Phi Sigma Rho engineering sorority. I love playing basketball and traveling. I can't wait to meet you all at LA!
My name is Krista Lueck, and I'm a Co-President of LA. I am a junior studying Materials Science Engineering & Manufacturing, originally from Minnesota. I have been a part of LA my entire time at MSU, and it has provided me with so many opportunities and wonderful friendships that will last a lifetime. It led me to involvement with the fengineering sorority Phi Sigma Rho, in which I am very active.
I am Alec Rademacher and I reside in Lansing, MI. I am a Senior this year in the Communication Arts and Sciences College. I am focusing my studies on computer animation. When I am not hitting the books or working, I like to spend my free watching Netflix and playing video games. I am also a brother in Triangle Fraternity and it is a huge part of my life. I have experienced LA as a participant, recruitment chair, and treasurer. I am Currently the Internal President of the Program. I look forward to seeing all of you in August!
Hi, My name is Ben Thoune. I am currently a Junior studying Civil Engineering with a concentration in structures at Michigan State. I am a proud born and raised yooper from Menominee, Michigan where I took part in activities from football to golf, and student council to forensics. I am currently the Treasurer for the program. Some of my favorite things to do in my free time include attending football games in the Fall, being a member of the IZZONE during the Winter, and also being a proud member of Triangle Fraternity.
My name is Eric Vasko, a Junior chemical engineer with concentrations in biomedical and biochemcal engineering from Lockport, New York. I am the Recruitment Chair for Leadership Advantage and Social Chair for the Michigan State chapter of Triangle Fraternity. I participated in Leadership Advantage in 2011 and I was on the catering staff in 2012. I work in a chemical engineering lab on campus as an undergraduate research assistant. I usually spend most of my time balancing school, work, and Greek responsibilities but in my free time I love to participate in intramural sports, take odd kinesiology classes (Great Lakes Sailing is the best), and hit up the restaurants around East Lansing. Leadership Advantage is a great way to acclimate to university life and pick up valuable leadership skills while making some of the best friends you will have on campus.
My name is Caleb Whetstone; I'm studying Chemical Engineering as a sophomore at Michigan state. Eventually I would like to attend medical school to become a doctor. I attended Leadership Advantage last year in the fall and found it was a great way to get involved, meet new people, and learn your way around campus. Therefore I chose to become a facilitator so you too can have the same experiences I had my first days at MSU. Leadership advantage has provided me with friends I will spend my college career with. If you have the opportunity I would definitely recommend joining the program.