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Student Leadership

Organizational Studies prides itself on its community atmosphere. As part of our commitment to our community, we create opportunities for our students to advance their knowledge, apply their learning, and advance their leadership within the program. 

OS Peer Mentors: 

Two OS seniors assist incoming juniors in the development of their Pathways statement, help create social programming for the OS student body, and assist in recruiting new students to the program. 

Megan Dixon and Riley List are the 2022-2023 OS Peer Mentors! 

Have questions about OS - Make an advising appointment here to meet with Megan or Riley

Learn more about Megan and Riley

Megan grew up living in seven countries, and hopes to work internationally after graduation! She loves reading; her favorite genre is historical fiction.


When Riley isn't outside and enjoying nature, he loves to cook, read, and play piano, especially pieces from movie soundtracks.

OS Event Planning Committee Leads:

This team works in the brainstorming, conceptualization, and coordination of social events to reinforce the OS community. Service projects to study nights to social events - they are your go-to for community building events throughout the year.

Reach out to the 2022-2023 leads, Lauren Benitez and Moira Cummings, if you have any questions or ideas!

Learn more about Lauren and Moira

Lauren is an avid traveler and loves to be on the water, preferably the lake wakesurfing!


Moira loves spending time with her friends out on the porch and going on walks in the evening

OS Social Media Lead:

The OS Social lead actively participates in the development of and carrying out the social media strategy of OS through our Facebook and Instagram pages. They bring ideas and creative energy to the social media platforms.

2022-2023 lead is Skylar Wolf. Let her know if you have a fun idea or would like to be featured!

Learn more about Skylar

Skylar loves to travel; she lived abroad in two different countries in the past year!

OS Recruitment Team:  

These OS students reach out to U-M faculty teaching OS pre-req courses, student organizations, and residential staff to organize recruitment events. As part of the OS Leadership team, you will see them at events like Festi-Fall, OS Info Night, and around the offices.

2022-2023 leads are Mary Ellen Mack and Kayla Zhang. Connect with them if you have interest in volunteering at an event!

Learn more about Ashley and Mary Ellen

Mary Ellen loves to fiddle around with any 35mm film camera; her favorite food is vanilla soft serve with rainbow sprinkles!


Kayla is passionate about podcasts; she even hosts one for the Michigan Daily!

OS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Student Team:  

The DEI Student Team works with the recruitment team to diversify the applicant pool, assists the event planning team to create inclusive events for the entire OS community, and helps develop a more inclusive curriculum through engagement with OS faculty.

2021-2022 leads are Rayven Brantley and Samara Kamal. Connect with them to join ODI or attend a DEI event!

Learn more about Rayven and Samara

Rayven loves to listen to music! Her favorite artist right now is Kehlani


Samara loves to read and travel; she is currently planning a backpacking trip throughout Europe.



Check out our past OS events!

Study Night in Weiser Hall

Ronald McDonald House Volunteer Opportunity

OS & WiL Hockey Game at Yost