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Launch Program

The LAUNCH program facilitates students’ early connection with, and involvement in, high-impact learning opportunities (e.g., research, outreach, global education, creative activity, internships, intellectual competitions, etc.). It does so using a peer-mentoring model in which students already involved in experiential learning mentor students participating in program workshops. In this manner, LAUNCH provides opportunities for personal growth and skills development for both peer mentors and students participating in the program.

Apply to be a LAUNCH Ambassador

For students engaged in the program, LAUNCH facilitates:

  1. Early awareness of the diverse experiential learning opportunities.
  2. Appreciation for the value of participating in experiential learning opportunities while at WSU.
  3. Alignment of personal values and experiential learning opportunities in a manner that strengthens skills development and personal growth.
  4. Development of a personal action plan for locating, assessing, and securing an experiential learning opportunity.

For students serving as peer mentors, LAUNCH facilitates development in:

  1. Mentoring and teaching
  2. Teamwork and collaboration
  3. Communication skills
  4. Planning and time-management

LAUNCH Ambassador Application

(Due April 25, 2021)

Launch ambassadors group shot
LAUNCH ambassadors.

LAUNCH Ambassadors

AmbassadorCollegeMajor(s)Minor(s)
Abby MartinBusinessBusiness MarketingCommunication
Anna McDonaldArts and SciencesBiology; Computer Science
Ariel MedeirosArts and SciencesWildlife Conservation; PsychologyBiology, Forestry, Geospatial Analysis, Criminal Justice
Audrey AlmeiraArts and SciencesPsychology; Neuroscience
Daniel LutackAgricultural, Human, and Natural Resource SciencesEconomics
Devon La PierreArts and SciencesChemistry
Diana BaldovinosBusinessInternational Business; Psychology
Dinna BekaluEngineeringArchitectural StudiesConstruction Management
Emily KophsArts and SciencesBiology
Emma MasonBusinessMarketing; International BusinessHospitality Business Management
Frances WardNursing
Hannah WehlBusinessMarketingHospitality Business Management
Jocelyn IbarraBusinessMarketing; International BusinessSpanish
Lahra AhearnArts and SciencesPsychology; Human Development
Megan PaineAgricultural, Human, and Natural Resource SciencesHuman DevelopmentPsychology
Megan WongArts and SciencesBiology
Meghan GormanArts and SciencesPsychologyHuman Development
Myah KariArts and SciencesNutrition and Exercise Physiology
Nikki HazelettArts and SciencesPsychologyCriminal Justice; Human Development
Olivia DavisAgricultural, Human, and Natural Resource SciencesHuman Development
Olivia SciumbatoArts and SciencesPsychology; Criminal Justice
Vanessa MoranEngineering and ArchitectureComputer Engineering