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Applications for Fall 2023 Team Leaders are open now! Applications are due on Friday, February 17th at 12PM. Follow the links below to access the application:

What is the Team Leader program?

The Team Leader program at the Burnett Honors College became an important component of the Honors Symposium course during the 1996-1997 academic year. During the fall semester, Team Leaders serve as teaching assistants for the Honors Symposium course and mentors for groups of 15-20 first-year BHC Scholars. The Team Leader program recruits outstanding honors students at the sophomore through senior levels to serve as role models and guides for first-year Burnett Honors Scholars. Each Team Leader is selected on the basis of a rigorous process that includes group interviews, an evaluation of academic standing, and leadership in other areas of the university life. Team Leaders attend a three-day retreat in order to gain a better understanding of their role in Honors Symposium. Additionally, they attend weekly meetings to discuss and learn how to better serve and support the students in their break out groups.

Team Leaders are responsible for...

  • Leading breakout discussions with their team members following each lecture
  • Monitoring their team members’ assignments and attendance
  • Organizing various social and cultural events for their team members
  • Serving as liaisons between the Burnett Honors College and their students
  • Participating in a leadership development retreat and weekly meetings

More about Team Leaders

Honors Team Leaders are:

  • Active and involved members of the UCF community
  • Dedicated to helping other students succeed
  • Approachable and assertive
  • Comfortable leading difficult discussion and speaking in front of their peers
  • Creative thinkers

Team Leaders help to facilitate learning outcomes by:

  • Being available to students
  • Upholding the tenets of the UCF creed
  • Setting an example for student success and academic involvement
  • Helping students make healthy and responsible decisions
  • Creating and maintaining an appropriate professional relationship with students
  • Fostering a learning environment that includes building a sense of community within the classroom, encouraging reflection and growth, and active engagement in-class activities

Your 2022 Team Leaders!


  • Tim Blanchette (Coordinator)
    Health Sciences
  • Aadith Menon
    Health Sciences
  • Allison Turner
    Music & Computer Science
  • Brandon Greenaway
    Media Management, Political Sciences Pre-Law
  • Daniel Traczyk
    Aerospace Engineering
  • Duke Yeom
    Computer Science
  • Eliza Doyle
    Biomedical Sciences
  • Ian Adams
    Mechanical Engineering
  • Jake Blendermann
    Health Sciences (Pre-Clinical)
  • John Eastep
    Film (Pending)
  • Kaila Peeples
    Photonics & Optics Engineering
  • Kate Collier
    Hospitality Management
  • Maddie McNutt
    Health Sciences (Pre-Clinical)
  • Michael Bassett
    Mechanical Engineering, Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Myli Sangria
    English Literature, Legal Studies
  • Noah Stadelmeyer
    Industrial Engineering
  • Patrick Sullivan
    Secondary Education, Language Arts track
  • Reagan Cunningham
    Health Sciences


  • Jordan Sammarco (Coordinator)
    Biomedical Sciences
  • AJ Johnson
  • Ariana Jordan
    Human Communication: Business and Professional Communication Track
  • Bethany Bradshaw
  • Cameron Garrow
    Legal Studies
  • David Katz
    Chemistry: Biochemistry Track
  • Declan Carter
    Computer Engineering
  • Gabriella Battenfield
    Entertainment Management
  • GJ LaFary
    Statistics & Sociology
  • Haley Galvis
    Biomedical Sciences & Biotechnology
  • Jack Andrews
    Computer Science
  • Julian Guerra
    Biomedical Sciences
  • Kerstin Gracia
  • Maggie Messer
    Emerging Media - Character Animation
  • Nathan Obrochta
    Mechanical Engineering
  • Sasmeta Giriraj
    Molecular and Cellular Biology