Leadership Team

The Leadership Team of the Magis Emerging Leadership Program is comprised of 5 upperclassmen who serve as mentors throughout the program experience. These 5 Mentors are mostly selected from previous cohorts of the program as well as from the larger USF student leader community. Among the 5 mentors, 1 serves as the Lead Mentor for the program. The Lead Mentor plays a significant role in the management and facilitation of the program. 

The Leadership Team is guided by a full-time professional staff member, the Program Director for the Change the World From Here Institute, who designs, facilitates, and coaches those engaged in the program. 

Timeline for 2024-25 Leadership Team Selection

Are you ready to take your leadership to the next level? Apply to be on the Magis Leadership Team! 

How do I become a part of the Leadership Team?

Are you interested in continuing your journey through Magis? Become a Magis Mentor! Magis Mentors act as role models and guide Magis Fellows through their individual and group leadership processes. Each Magis Mentor will be assigned a group of 5 Magis Fellows and lead the students through small group discussions and activities at retreats and weekly development sessions over the course of the full academic year.

2024-25 Leadership Team Selection Timeline

Applications open: Tuesday, February 27
Applications due: Sunday, March 24 by 11:59 p.m.
Interview Offers: Thursday, April 4
Interviews: Monday, April 8 - Thursday, April 11
Position Notifications: Friday, April 12


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Lorenzo jáuregui '25 (He/Him)

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: English
Places they call home: Whittier, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and USF
What makes them smile: Spending time with friends/family, and really good music!
Areas of Involvement: Culturally-Focused Clubs Council (CFCC), Club Rugby, and GO Team
Favorite Quote: "Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today." Malcom X


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: International Studies
Minor: Legal Studies
Places they call home: Liberia
What makes them smile: Music
Areas of Involvement: ASUSF Senate Internal Affairs Committee, International Student Association (ISA), African Student Association, International Student Orientation Guide, Vizuri Kabisa (VK) Unity Celebration Committee, Student Housing Community Office Manager, UN Permanent Forum & Thurgood Marshall Rights Center, and the USF in D.C. Program through the Leo T. McCarthy Center
Favorite Quote: "Don't be the only one standing in your way"- Unknown


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Zach Hunter '24 (HE/HIM)

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: Politics
Minor: African American Studies
Places they call home: Atlanta, Georgia
What makes them smile: Seeing my mom proud of me 
Areas of Involvement: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., McCarthy Fellows in San Francisco, Brother Connection, Black Student Union (BSU), and Army ROTC
Favorite Quote: “A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.” - Malcolm X


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FrancHESCA "Cheska"  Rugayan '26 (She/HER)

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: International Business, Marketing
Places they call home: Manila, Philippines
What makes them smile: Friends, family, and DOGS!!!!!
Areas of Involvement: CASA Student Assistant, GO Team, School of Management Honor's Program
Favorite Quote: "We don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents" -Bob Ross


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Carolayne Lage '26 (She/HER)

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: Undeclared Arts
Places they call home: Rockland, MA
What makes them smile: Friends, family, and DOGS!!!!!
Areas of Involvement: Women's Club Soccer, Women's Club Rugby, CFCC Executive Board, Campus Activities Board (CAB), Student Leadership and Engagement (SLE) Marketing Team, Community Assistant (CA)
Favorite Quote: "Everything happens for a reason" 


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Master of Science
: Adult Development Theory & Higher Education Administration (College Student Personnel)
Bachelor of Science: Human Development & Family Studies with a minor in Business Administration
Places they call home: Manchester, VT, Macomb, IL, Concord, CA, and San Francisco
What makes them smile: Kindness ... and nachos, I just LOVE a good plate of nachos
Areas of Involvement: National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), Leadership Educators Institute (LEI), International Coaching Federation (ICF), and the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH)
Favorite Quote: "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." - African Proverb shared by Mersert "Mercy" Mehzun (2020 Fellow & 2021 Leadership Team)


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