Warrington Welcome Council

Executive Director

Lauren Youngson

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

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

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

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

Suzy 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

Sabrina Gonzalez Reyes

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.