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Weeks of Welcome (WOW) Crew Leaders

Weeks of Welcome Crew Leaders serve as the main welcome crew for Triton Take-Off Weekend guiding and connecting new students. WOW Leaders will co-lead a small group of students through the three-day experience by creating excitement and energy for WOW programs & guiding discussions with students regarding transition to UMSL. They help introduce the new students to academic life, spirit and traditions and allows the opportunity to meet other incoming students, faculty, staff, and student leaders.



WOW CREW TEAM 1

 

Freba Amin

WOW Crew Leader
Major: Biology
Year in School:  Senior
Hometown: Baku, Azerbljan
Advice to Students: Get involved on campus as much as possible!

Cassiana Buehler

WOW Crew Leader
Major: Civil Engineering 
Year in School:  Sophomore
Hometown: St. Charles, MO
Advice to Students: Get involved because it will save your mental health going through college, because it gives more meaning as to why you're here. 

WOW CREW TEAM 2

John Crumpton

WOW Crew Leader
Major: Biology
Year in School:  Sophomore
Hometown: Branson, MO
Advice to Students: Enjoy the experience, but understand that academics matter for a future profession.

Hunter Stroup

WOW Crew Leader
Major: Nursing
Year in School: Sophomore
Hometown: Bonne Terre, MO
Advice to Students: Get Involved!  The friends you make at UMSL are ones that you'll keep for life. 

WOW CREW TEAM 3

Jasmine Garza-Quintero

WOW Crew Leader
Major: Social Work
Year in School: Sophomore
Hometown: Greeley, CO
Advice to Students: Get involved because it will make your experience so much better!

Lexi Neal

WOW Crew Leader
Major: Vocal Performance 
Year in School:  Sophomore
Hometown: Godfney, IL
Advice to Students: Get to know as many people as possible so it's easier to make UMSL your home.

WOW CREW TEAM 4

Rula Ibraheem

WOW Crew Leader
Major: Biology
Year in School:  Senior
Hometown: Baghdad, Iraq
Advice to Students: Be courageous, have integrity, and be yourself!

Zach Nichols

WOW Crew Leader
Major: Criminal Justice and Psychology
Year in School:  Senior
Hometown: Milwaukke, WI
Advice to Students: Get involved, you'll make great life lasting friends. 

WOW CREW TEAM 5

Camila Pena Rosell

WOW Crew Leader
Major: Criminology
Year in School: Sophomore
Hometown: Lima, Peru
Advice to Students: Get out of your residence halls! Go to the WOW activites because it is a great way to meet friends and adapt into the college life. 

Malik Taylor-Allen

WOW Crew Leader
Major: Civil Engineering
Year in School:  Sophomore
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Advice to Students: Talk to your teachers! If you talk to them you can build reliable and true relations with them.

WOW CREW TEAM 6

Ysaye Ellis Jr.

WOW Crew Leader
Major: Media Studies
Year in School: Senior
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Advice to Students: The only limit you have is the limit you set on yourself because if you believe you can do it and put the work in you will be great!

Rebecca Winkler

WOW Crew Leader
Major: Psychology
Year in School: Junior
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Advice to Students: Get to know your professors! They come in handy. 

WOW CREW TEAM 7

Misbah Faniad

WOW Crew Leader
Major: Biology
Year in School: Senior
Hometown: Kabul, Afghanistan
Advice to Students: No matter how hard things in life gets, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.

Sammy Jacobs

WOW Crew Leader
Major: Graphic Design
Year in School: Sophomore
Hometown: Jefferson City, MO
Advice to Students: Don't overload yourseld with homework by putting off until the last minute 

WOW CREW TEAM 8

Ash Hocking

WOW Crew Leader
Major: History Education
Year in School: Senior
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Advice to Students: Get invloved!

Foram Patel

WOW Crew Leader
Major: Nursing
Year in School: Senior
Hometown: Belleville, IL
Advice to Students: Get involved! This is the only way to live the college life.

WOW CREW TEAM 9

Justin Eaton

WOW Crew Leader
Major: Accounting
Year in School: Senior
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Advice to Students: Try to get as involved as possible. 

YuJin Hur

WOW Crew Leader
Major: Vocal Music Education
Year in School:  Sophomore
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Advice to Students: Try to attend lots of events during weeks of welcome and if possible live on campus.

WOW CREW TEAM 10

Joi Malloyd

WOW Crew Leader
Major: Biology
Year in School:  Junior
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Advice to Students: USE YOUR RESOURCES! The many offices and people in them are here to help. If you need something, ask!

Finn Nardie-Warner

WOW Crew Leader
Major: Undecided
Year in School:  Sophomore
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Advice to Students: Make new friends and stay away from the geese!

Maddy Russell

WOW Crew Leader
Major: Nursing (BSN)
Year in School:  Sophomore
Hometown: Troy, MO
Advice to Students: Keep your eyes on your goal and never give up. 

 



Meet the Weeks of Welcome Student Coordinator

The Student Coordinator and leadersip team works with the New Student Programs staff to provide direction to programming and logistics to the three-day fall transition experience. The WOW Student Coordinator and leadership team will be on campus all summer welcoming new Tritons during New Student Orientation and Transfer Student Orientation.

Alyssa Johnson

Weeks of Welcome (WOW) Student Coordinator
Major: Physical Education (Coaching & Leadership)
Year in School: Junior
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Advice to Students: Get a good support system, hold yourself accountable.

Tayler Leverenz

Weeks of Welcome (WOW) Leadership Team
Major: Business-Finance
Year in School: Senior
Hometown: Divernon, IL
Advice to Students: Find a support system that is there for you through organizations.

Andre (Dre) Williams

Weeks of Welcome (WOW) Leadership Team
Major: Business Management & Theatre Performance
Year in School: Senior
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Advice to Students: Read the syllabus and form relationships with professors, especially in your degree program.