Meet Our Alumni
Meet some of the remarkable individuals who embody the spirit of LEAD STL. These changemakers, each shaped by our immersive learning experiences and advocacy projects, continue to drive social change in various fields, providing living testaments to the power of education, empathy, and action.
Tori W. - Class 17
Following her graduation from our program, Tori was appointed to the School Board of University City as Student Representative.
Graham S. - Class 17
Prior to leaving for college, Graham spent time this summer interning on the Reparations Committee for the City of St. Louis.
Tony W. - Class 1
In 2021, Tony was one of five recipients to receive the prestigious Pomegranate Prize by the Covenant Foundation. Each year the foundation recognizes outstanding Jewish educators and provides them with a grant of $15K and a mentorship.
Loren C. - Class 5
An assistant professor at Smith College School for Social Work, Loren's work is rooted in concurrently studying how histories, lives and structures can result in radical interventions that advance justice.
Dr. Mayaan S. - Class 1
In addition to volunteering as a member of our Health and Safety Committee, Mayaan spends her time working as a behavioral health epidemiologist in the Office of the State Health Officer
Principal Investigator - Washington State.
Malik - Class 11
Outside of his commitment to Cultural Leadership, he is a rising actor having participated in over 40 independent, short, and feature-length films such as "Prom Date Blues" and "Splitting Image." His own short film "He Who Listens," focuses on a life-changing encounter a man has with a homeless teen. It was shown at the 2017 St. Louis Film Festival and Los Angeles CineFest.
Jeremy C. - Class 2
A three-time Emmy-award winning producer and Telly Award winner, Jeremy is nothing short of remarkable. He is the former president and current member of Cascade Public Media's Race and Equity Committee and has done extensive work with the Seattle Center to advance initiatives around representation and diversity.
Sophie H. - Class 11
A St. Louis based journalist, Sophie is working at the intersection of culture and environment. Not only has she won multiple Missouri Press Association awards, but Sophie has also been nominated for a GLAAD Award in Digital Journalism (2021) and an Excellence in Poverty Journalism Award (2018).