2020 Opening Days Leader Profiles

Opening Days leaders are a diverse group representing all parts of the Willamette community in their interests and activities. They are actors and athletes, transfer and international students, Greek and independent, and represent all different ages and years of students.

The one thing these leaders all share is their desire to meet and assist new students. The leaders are carefully selected during a competitive application process in February of each academic year. After their selection, they complete a Spring Training and then return to school in August for intensive training and preparation before Opening Days begins.

Besides leading the new students during Opening Days, these leaders are also responsible for planning all the events and programs that occur during Opening Days. Every leader is a member of one of the OD committees, each responsible for planning different events.

We are currently in the process of selecting Opening Days leaders for 2020, please check soon, to see who your leader will be.

Jack Hanscom

Jack Hanscom

Year
Sophomore
Hometown
Kent, WA
Major
Civic Communication & Media
Minor
Spanish
Favorite thing about WU

The Bistro!

Animal that best describes your personality

Yellow Labrador

Gigi Hewitt

Gigi Hewitt

Year
Junior
Hometown
Bellingham, WA
Major
Undeclared
Minor
Math, Spanish
Favorite thing about WU

My professors

Animal that best describes your personality

Goat - They can be crazy and jump around or they can be chill

Isabella Lamb

Isabella Lamb

Year
Sophomore
Hometown
Vallejo, CA
Major
English
Minor
Undeclared
Favorite thing about WU

My favorite thing is no doubt the people. On my bearcat days I felt overwhelmingly welcome by the friendly environment, and that has been consistent while I've been here.

Animal that best describes your personality

A dolphin because I am friendly, always happy to see you, and don't make sense a lot of the time!

Alia Mahmood

Alia Mahmood

Year
Junior
Hometown
Winchester, MA
Major
Exercise and Health Science
Minor
Psychology
Favorite thing about WU

How easy it is to talk to professors

Animal that best describes your personality

Cat


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