2020 LEAD Senior Celebration

On May 1, the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan celebrated our 2020 LEAD seniors. Although we could not meet in person, that didn’t mean we couldn’t cheer on our scholars, share laughs, and reflect on years of memories. Behind every scholar are friends, family, supporters, and champions coaching them forward as they enter the next phase of their life.

If you could not join us or would like to rewatch the memories, click here for the full virtual ceremony.

To view our LEAD Seniors, click here.

2020 Year in Review

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LEAD Graduation Photos

A Message from a LEAD Scholar Alumna

LEAD Scholars are part of a growing network, connecting graduates across the world. Alumna Asia Harris-Martin, ’17, tells us about her experience.

A Message from Our Alumni Community

We pay tribute to all graduating seniors across the University. While recognizing our LEAD seniors, we also celebrate all graduating Wolverines from all of our schools, colleges, and campuses.

The U-M 2020 Commencement page features special congratulatory messages, and celebrations across campus.

Our LEAD Scholar 2020 Graduates

Adrienna Martinez

Adrienna Martinez

2016 Cohort
| Saginaw, MI
UM-Flint
Anthropology, Spanish, Linguistics, TESOL Certification

President of Anthropology Club (2 years), Volunteered with the English Language Program in Flint.

After graduation, Adrienna will be pursuing a career as a Bilingual ESL Specialist with future plans to pursue anthropological film making.

Alanah Cardenas O Toole

Alanah Cardenas-O’Toole

2016 Cohort
| Farmington Hills, MI
Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Alanah will be attending graduate school post-graduation with future plans of getting a PhD.

Activities:

  • Destino
  • Latinidad
  • WISE RP

Alexandra Murray

2016 Cohort
| Chicago, IL
Kinesiology
Health and Fitness

Michigan Muscle Club (President), Wolverine Fit Crossfit Club (President)

Andy plans to go on a vacation post-graduation and plans to rescue a bunch of shelter dogs.

Alicia Lenci

Alicia Lenci

2016 Cohort
| Austin, TX
Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Out of the Darkness, Michigan Triathlon, MPowered Entrepreneurship, Women in Science and Engineering

Alicia will be taking a gap year to travel and then will be pursuing a career at Capital One in Washington, D.C. as a finance rotation program associate.

Alyson Grigsby

Alyson Grigsby

2016 Cohort
| Detroit, MI
LSA
Political Science, Minor in Asian Language and Culture

Peer Information Consultants Program (UM Library), Inclusive Campus Corps, Lloyd Hall Scholars for Writing and the Arts

After graduation, Alyson intends to matriculate to the Transcultural Studies Program under Rackham Graduate School with long-term plans to find a career in nonprofit work, public service, or diplomacy.

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis

2016 Cohort
| Ann Arbor, MI
LSA
Sociology- Law, Justice, and Social Change

Development Summer Internship Program and was elected by class to speak at the final Summer Symposium

Anthony will work as a Secondary English Teacher in Detroit (facilitated through Teach for America) with future plans of attending law school and eventually pursuing a career in policy advocacy and politics.

Anthony Salmeron

2016 Cohort
| Columbus, OH
Engineering
Biomedical Engineering

Project MESA, SHPE, Beta Mu Epsilon

Anthony will be pursuing a full-time position at Johnson and Johnson with future plans to give back to the LEAD Scholar Program as an alumni.

Corey Townsend

Corey Townsend Jr.

2016 Cohort
| Grand Blanc, MI
LSA
Psychology, Minor in Entrepreneurship

HEADS, Men’s Club Basketball Team (Vice President), EnspiRED Fashion Show, Bronze Elegance Fashion Show

Corey will be pursuing a mortgage banking job at Quicken Loans with future plans to own a business.

Daija White

Daija White

2016 Cohort
| Redford, MI
LSA
Statistics Minor in French and the Environment

Worked every summer throughout their time at the University of Michigan

Daija is unsure of their plans after graduation.

Daniela Garcia

Daniela Garcia

2016 Cohort
| Orange County, CA
LSA
Psychology, Minor in American Culture

After graduation, Daniela will be exploring opportunities related to social work and education with future plans to pursue a masters in social work.

Michigan Pops Orchestra, LSA Comprehensive Studies Program/BRIDGE Scholar, Michigan Research and Discovery Scholars (Freshman year)

 

 

 

Diante Hill

Diante Hill

2016 Cohort
| Romulus, MI
Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Diante will be pursuing a career in the energy industry.

Activities:

  • NSBE
  • M-STEM
  • ASB-C Chicago
  • NACME
Diego Vazquez

Diego Vazquez

2016 Cohort
| Cicero, IL
Kinesiology
Movement Science

After graduate school from Michigan, Diego aspires to be an athletic trainer/nutritionist for a hospital, high school, or professional sports team.

  • Care For Rare
  • Professional Fraternity

As a graduate of St. Ignatius College Prep, Diego played soccer and volleyball. He also plays three instruments: the clarinet, alto saxophone, and tuba.

Dominique Cornitcher

Dominique L. Cornitcher

2016 Cohort
| Atlanta, GA
Art & Design
International Studies, Minor in Art & Design

CAPS Student Advisory Board, Prison Creative Arts Project, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Nu Chapter

Dominique will be looking for jobs within Corporate Citizenship/Corporate Philanthropy with future plans to pursue work in the Corporate Foundation Sector that engages in community and social impact work.

Edward Cobian

Edward Cobian

2016 Cohort
| Detroit, MI
Engineering
Computer Science

Edward plans to get more experience in his field with a future goal of finding a career in a place where he is comfortable.

Gabrielle Brathwaite

Gabrielle Brathwaite

2016 Cohort
| Westbury, NY
Engineering
Industrial & Operations Engineering

NSBE, MSTEM, LEAD, Bindx

Gabrielle have plans to visit Japan with her friends this summer with future plans to get a full-time job and start working.

Grace Gonzalez

Grace Gonzalez

2016 Cohort
| Scarsdale, NY
Art & Design
Art and Design, Stephen M Ross Cappo Sales Track

Vice President of Speakers on the Michigan Fashion Media Summit planning team

Grace plans to move back home to New York with future plans to pursue a career in the fashion industry.

Hannah Perez

Hannah Perez

2016 Cohort