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Volunteer Consultants

In the Fall of 2017, CEL introduced the role of Volunteer Consultant, a paid student position on SMU’s campus that will help to foster a sense of passion and awareness of community identified needs in the Dallas community, provide peer mentorship to students and act as a liaison between the Community Engagement & Leadership Center, the SMU community and Dallas community partners.The Volunteer Consultant will assist in elevating the mission and values of CEL.

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Meet the 2017-2018 Volunteer Consultants!

Ryan Callie | 

Ryan is a first-year student from Tucson, AZ majoring in Public Policy and Human Rights. He loves music, theatre, and especially food. He focuses his time on LGBTIA rights, as well as the arts, human rights, and youth empowerment. In his position as Volunteer Consultant, Ryan hopes to gain a better perspective on the community and the issues that we face. 

Audrey Nguyen |

Audrey is a first year Pre-Business student from Vietnam. She enjoys dancing, film production, social services and learning more about how to apply her major in her hobbies. Audrey is passionate about childcare,educational access, gender equality and animal rights. Through the role of Volunteer Consultant, Audrey hopes to empower others to focus on these important areas too.  

Ryan Lozano |

Ryan is a junior from Plano, Texas majoring in Civil Engineering. Recently elected SMU Program Council president, Ryan's passions revolve around people. His strengths are connecting students, faculty, and staff to the best experiences and volunteer opportunities possible. 

Ben Pearson |

Ben is a first-year student from St. Petersburg, Florida majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Math. Ben is eager to research and learn more about his role in combating the issue of impoverished youth in Dallas. He hopes to educate his peers about food deserts and underprivileged urban youth. 


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