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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.

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
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LAUNCH ambassadors.

LAUNCH Ambassadors

Abby MartinBusinessBusiness MarketingCommunication
Alan LamArts and SciencesBiology
Alice JohnsonBusinessBusiness MarketingPolitical Science
Ally JenningsArts and SciencesEnglish EducationHuman Development
Ariel MedeirosArts and SciencesWildlife Ecology and Conservation; PsychologyForestry, Biology, Geographic Information System, Criminal Justice
Arielle GomezAgricultural, Human and Natural Resource SciencesAnimal Science
Brooke BartonVeterinary MedicineGenetics; Cell BiologyPsychology; Biology
Cameron KendallArts and SciencesPsychologyCriminal Justice
Chloe MeyersArts and SciencesChemistry
Diana BaldovinosBusinessInternational Business & PsychologySpanish
Drew RaymondArts and SciencesPsychologyPhilosophy, Sociology, Human Development
Hannah WehlBusinessMarketing; Hospitality Business Management
Jackson SchroyerArts and Sciences, EducationEnglish, Education
James HamiltonAgricultural, Human and Natural Resource SciencesHuman Development
Jayde VellalosArts and SciencesPsychologyHuman Development
Julius KimArts and SciencesSociologyPsychology
Karly EnnisEngineering and ArchitectureArchitectureConstruction Management
Lahra AhearnArts and SciencesPsychology; Human Development
Maddi BibbyVeterinary MedicineNeuroscienceBiology
McKenzie StuartNursingNursing
Pauline Mae PisoArts and SciencesBiology, Basic Medical SceincesSociology
Vanessa MoranEngineering and ArchitectureComputer Engineering