Warrington Welcome Council

Council Positions

  • Executive Director

    Lauren Youngson

    I love being a Peer Leader because I get to introduce the next group of student leaders to all the amazing opportunities the business school has to offer. Not only can I answer any questions they have about deciding on a major or what organizations they want to join, I also get to help them through the difficult transition to college. It is so rewarding to receive that email from a student that says you truly helped them decide what they are going to do for the next four years and that you made it all just a little bit easier. I know I would not be where I am today without my Warrington Welcome Peer Leader and Staff Instructor, so being on the other side is such a rewarding experience that I will never forget.
  • Director of Recruitment

    Valeria Volkova

    Becoming a Warrington Welcome Peer Leader is one of the best things I have done at UF so far. It is an incredible experience to watch freshmen adjusting to a new environment and developing their professional skills. I love playing a significant role at the beginning of their journey during their college career. Anyone who wants to gain some leadership skills should apply to become a Warrington Welcome Peer Leader.
  • Director of Engagement

    Paola Charco

    As a student, Warrington Welcome was one of my first classes at UF and it allowed me to find my home away from home within Heavener. Being a Peer Leader has allowed me to give back to my amazing Heavener community while growing as a leader, expanding my network, and making incredible friends. Being able to teach first year students about the wonderful resources we offer in the business school, as well as guide them through the beginning of their college journey is such a rewarding experience, and I'm grateful I've had the opportunity to do so!
  • Director of Marketing

    Kristina Hargrave

    My very first semester here I was slightly overwhelmed by the sheer size of UF and from how many options for involvement there were and I had absolutely no idea where to start. I however heard of a program that allowed underclassman to teach a course to incoming freshman that would help them get better acclimated to college life. And I am so glad I did, because not only has becoming a Peer Leader allowed me to join a second family of such wonderful people, but it has given me the opportunity to help guide freshman around the business college so that they don't feel quite as overwhelmed as I once did.
  • Director of Training

    Suzanne Dabage

    The first day of my Warrington Welcome class, I had no idea what to expect or what I was going to learn. I love being a peer leader because I have the opportunity to give back to students that are in the same position and feeling the same things I was feeling just two years ago. It is so rewarding to be the one answering the questions and providing comfort instead of asking the questions. Being a peer leader made me realize how much I have grown as a person on this campus, but how much my students can teach me and make me a better person.
  • Director of Professional Development

    Sabrina Gonzalez

    Warrington Welcome has been a part of my UF experience from the moment I stepped into Heavener. I learned so much in that class, from resumes to personal branding, which is my favorite topic to teach. I became a Peer Leader because I wanted to impact the future leaders of the Warrington College of Business. As I taught for the first time in summer, it was amazing to meet each student and now, to see them excel on campus is truly exciting! I love being a Peer Leader because I am able to give back to an organization that has allowed me to grow as a student leader on campus.


College Info

Warrington College of Business
BRY 100
PO Box 117150
Gainesville, FL 32611-7150
Phone: 352.392.2397
Fax: 352.392.2086

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