Deadline: Sunday, September 24th, 2017 at 11:59pm
Impact Rice is a leadership development program for freshmen and sophomores that kicks off with an exciting weekend-long retreat and aims to foster relationships, facilitate skill building, instill confidence, and empower students to engage with their passions in a significant way so that they can make a change as leaders, both inside and outside the Hedges.
We accomplish this by providing engaging peer-led workshops that emphasize self-knowledge and professional development, forming collaborative environments, recognizing personal passions and values, and developing leadership confidence and vision, in addition to building tight-knit friendships through fun-filled activities and events. Impact provides a diverse network of current and former participants who celebrate each other during successes and support each other through difficulties.
Duncan College, Senior, Religious Studies Major, Sociology and Politics, Law, and Social Thought Minors
Isaac is proud to have participated in Impact 2016, in his sophomore year, and can't wait to coordinate the retreat this year. He is studying Religious Studies, with minors in Sociology and Politics, Law, and Social, and has plans to attend law school. Isaac is passionate about soccer, music (he particularly likes classic rock and jazz), and ancient civilizations, and is beyond excited to work with the Impacters of 2018!
Brown College, Senior, Classical Studies, Medieval & Early Modern Studies
Susannah (who goes by Suz) loves few things more than the opportunity to see others discover and engage with their passions, so she is absolutely thrilled to be a part of Impact 2018! If you want to see Suz get really excited, talk to her about her undying love for the Princess Bride, the San Antonio Spurs, deep conversations, dead languages, or afternoon tea. After she graduates from Rice in May, Suz hopes to spend a few years studying medieval languages in the UK before returning to the US for a Ph.D. in Classical Philology and a career in academia. She had an absolutely stellar time at Impact her sophomore year and is so excited to see the 2018 retreat come together!
Student Activities Staff
Originally from Northern California, Ryan started at Rice in October of 2015. He’s is looking forward to being a part of a 3rd Impact Retreat and seeing the Coordinator's and Staffer’s hard work come to life! Ryan loves to tinker with computers, play ukulele, and is on a quest to find the best bbq ribs in the country.
Wiess College, Junior, Kinesiology Major, Biochemistry and Cell Biology Minor
Nasim is returning after an incredible Impact experience her freshman year. Nasim is super passionate about Camp Kesem, ice cream, and friendship! She loves to have meaningful conversations and engage in the world around her. Catch her at coffeehouse or petting strangers dogs. She is so excited to share this wonderful experience with you!
Wiess College, Senior, Spanish and Policy Studies Majors, Medical Humanities Minor
After doing Impact sophomore year, I am looking forward to staffing for my final year at Rice. Some things to know about me: I am a palindrome. I love vanilla softserve with rainbow sprinkles, babies, and mornings. I also love Rice and am so excited to meet all of you!
Jones College, Senior, Mathematical Economic Analysis Major, Business Minor
Since participating in Impact his sophomore year, Alex knew he wanted to give back as a staffer and can’t wait for that to become a reality. If you can’t find Alex having a quality conversation at Coffeehouse, he’s probably watching hockey, singing along at a classic rock concert, or admiring the view from a plane window.
Will Rice College, Senior, Kinesiology Major
After experiencing IMPACT as a freshman, Carey went on to find leadership in Will Rice College, O-Week, Rice Program Council and Rice Student Volunteering Programs. Carey is always happy to talk to you about his experience and can’t wait to meet each of you in IMPACT.
Brown College, Junior, Biochemistry and Cell Biology Major
After enjoying every moment of Impact his sophomore year, Akshat can't wait to come back to staff this year! He is a junior Brownie studying Sociology and Biochemistry, and hopes to attend medical school. Akshat's two main loves of life are the Houston Rockets (it's our year) and Taco Bell (it's a lifestyle, not a restaurant). He can't wait to get to know you!
Baker College, Senior, Health Sciences Major, Sociology Minor
Blessing participated in Impact as a freshman and gained the confidence she needed to pursue to the goals and dreams she had for herself at Rice. Now, as a senior, she couldn't be more thrilled to wrap up her time at Rice by staffing for the next Impacters! Blessing is passionate about education equity, the Lion King, her identity and culture as a Nigerian American (you will always find her involved in Rice African Student Association activities), her faith as a Christian, and forming meaningful relationships with other people. She can't wait to meet the next Impacters!
Duncan College, Junior, Biochemistry and Cell Biology Major, Anthropology Minor
During Impact her freshman year, Emily had the opportunity to be introspective, make new friends, and redefine her Rice experience. She couldn't be more excited to return as a staffer and meet another group of incredible people. Beyond Impact, Emily can be found doing cancer research, playing table tennis, exploring Houston, and drinking boba.
Lovett College, Junior, Statistics and Economics Major, Sociology Minor
In Memphis, Tennessee, born and raised on the playground is where he spent most of his days. Meet Akin Bruce. The man. The myth. The lover of the color orange. Akin has just finished being an O-Week Coordinator and is also Lovett’s Associates Coordinator and a tour guide. Be sure to [try to] embarrass him as much as possible if you see him giving a tour! This Statistics/Econ double major not only loves the color orange with a burning passion, but he also loves playing Super Smash Bros in the Lovett commons, hanging out with friends/glaring at them regularly, and petting the Rice squirrels (Only the fluffy ones though). He has an amazing knack for bringing everyone together and is a giant ball of extremely LOUD energy. You’ll probably hear him before you see him.
Lovett College, Senior, Policy Studies and Sociology Major, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Minor
Jahnavi is a senior who has been involved with Impact for the last two years and wanted to return to share the experience with others! Outside of Impact, she can be found at Coffeehouse, playing guitar, singing a cappella, or exploring Houston. She can’t wait to staff and get to know all the amazing Impacters!
Wiess College, Senior, Psychology and Policy Studies Major, Biochemistry Minor
Kristina is extremely excited to be returning to Impact after participating in 2015! She really loves the friendships and self awareness she gained from her Impact experience and can't wait to be there for others. Outside of Impact, Kristina is involved with college government, psych research, and the Rice Sailing team! She also loves crafting (knitting), reading, and exploring Houston.