The LEAD Project

Student leaders equipping their peers to enact positive and effective change in themselves and their communities.

The LEAD Project logo

We believe that leadership is about the ability to positively change oneself, one’s communities and society. Leadership is not a positional, but rather a process, and The LEAD Project takes this to heart by targeting an audience of student group leaders.

What Leadership Means to Us

In order for students to be efficient social change agents, we believe that students should embody these ideals:

  • An awareness of self and commitment to values
  • The confidence to speak their minds and offer contributions through their strengths
    The active practice of inclusive leadership
  • Consistent collaboration through trust, a common goal and embracing controversy with civility

Our Committees

Marketing and Assessment
  • Develops brand recognition for the organization among Wash U undergraduates with relevant marketing strategies
  • Advertises all LEAD events, trainings and services using various forms of media
  • Assesses learning and program effectiveness for all LEAD facilitations, workshops, and events
Training and Development
  • Organizes and facilitate leadership workshops on various topics such as Diversity & Inclusion and Strengths & Values
  • Collaborates with campus partners to develop expertise on leadership skills, then incorporate your knowledge into workshop facilitations
  • Brainstorms, designs, organizes and implements premier leadership development programs supporting various WashU student groups
  • Establishes strategic partnerships with relevant student organizations on campus
    Promotes connections between student leaders within the WashU community

Our Leaders

2020-2021 Board of Directors

Executive Co-Chairs

Kiarra Womack Headshot
Kiarra Womack
Jackie Baik
Jackie Baik

Marketing and Assessment Co-Chairs

Anna Riek headshot
Anna Riek
Caryn Cogshell headshot
Camryn Cogshell

Training and Development

CeCe Heard headshot
CeCe Heard
Faith Liang headshot
Faith Liang


Stephanie Hernandez-Barrales
Owen Ouyang headshot
Owen Ouyang

Important Links and Forms

Contact Us

Kiarra Womack: or Jackie Baik:, Executive co-chairs for the LEAD Project