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Fitz Center for Leadership in Community

Current Stewards

Each year in the program invites stewards to engage the community in different ways. The first year is dedicated to experiential learning where stewards visit with our community partners to see first-hand how organizations across the region work together to promote stewardship. In their second year, stewards begin to plan their capstone project, nurturing partnerships and growing as leaders while they collaborate to envision our next project. Then, in their third year, they make this vision a reality, working together to leave their legacy on our historied program.

2026 cohort
Alejandro Aviles-Conde

Major: Civil engineering

Allison Bair

Major: Biology

Ethan Beckett

Major: Mechanical engineering

Maggie Cooper

Major: Psychology

Sofia Fernandez

Major: Chemistry

Alexandria Ford

Major: English

Heidi Fox

Major: Electrical engineering

Zada Gillenwater

Major: Geology and Environmental Geosciences

Alex Joseph

Major: Mechanical engineering

Gabriel Kelly

Major: Pre-dentistry

Trevor Martin

Major: Environmental biology

Justin Mitra

Major: Mechanical engineering

Abigail Prochaska

Major: Education

Gabriella Rodriguez

Major: Environmental biology

Clay Rosso

Major: Chemical engineering

Lily Votta

Major: Environmental biology

2025 cohort
Andrew Bartsch

Major: Electrical engineering

Nico Beltran

Major: Civil engineering

Ella Divish

Major: Environmental biology

Noah Garrick

Major: Chemical engineering

James Hardy

Major: Political science

Abigail Jungkunz

Major: Geology and Environmental Geosciences

Jimmy Lambert

Major: Geology and Environmental Geosciences

Hannah McClure

Major: Mechanical engineering

Eliza Miles-Flynn

Major: Environmental biology

Madelyn Moore

Major: Environmental biology

John Rosch

Major: Pre-medicine

Nicholas Schulz

Major: Civil engineering

Samantha Trajcevski

Major: Urban sustainability

Caroline Turnbull

Major: Chemical engineering

Andrew Watt

Major: Electrical engineering

Eleanor Yates-McEwan

Major: Philosophy

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