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What is EVOLVE?

EVOLVE helps you in the lifelong quest to become the best version of yourself. The program encourages to become aware of and foster the impact you can have as a leader on campus and in your chosen communities. Spend 1.5 days with your peers on a fall leadership retreat on September 14th and 15th and engage in one-on-one coaching upon your return to campus. We want students who are interested in personal development and have a desire to lead positive change. A leader must be self-aware and EVOLVE will serve as the perfect medium for this adventure. Effective leaders will always be needed in every realm of life. What you learn by participating in EVOLVE will serve you throughout your academic and professional career.

What To Expect From EVOLVE

As an EVOLVEr students will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about different leadership styles
  • Cultivate their personal leadership brand
  • Network with a community of emerging leaders at Vanderbilt
  • Develop leadership skills that will aid them in creating change in the Vanderbilt, Nashville, and global community
  • Understand and craft strategies to invest in their CliftonStrengths Top 5 Talent Themes
  • Engage in CliftonStrengths based leadership coaching
  • Attend two leadership seminars (Fall & Spring) on emergent themes in leadership

EVOLVE 2018-2019

Congratulate the following students on their participation in EVOLVE!



Congratulations Fall 2017 EVOLVE Class!

Alex Blackwell Danny O’Hara
Dolores Garcia Emily Easterling
Erica Copenhaver Henry Goldberg
Henry Lu Jiuke Huang
John Lee Jordan Lee
Kaila Geisinger Luke Higgins
Mary Hanna Maryam Muhammad
Matthew Burruss Nikhil Kothari
Sia Andrews Simon Obi
Spencer Brents

Congratulations Fall 2016 EVOLVE Class! 














Catherine Kim Kelsey Auman
Kendall Bernard Farah Arif
Lucija Tacer Emily Lee
Courtney Bair Madeline Allen
Agatha Fenech Dave Castro
Natalie Singer Reilly Goyne
Allison Witte Bailey Lowe
Lydia Smith Whitney Beach
Bryce Beddard Kencell Nixon
Youjia Wang Claire Barton
Olivia Lampley Tariq Issa
Janna Adelstein Mathena Morrissey
Siobhan Boroian Christina Onuoha
Dylan Kornfeld Brynna Hall
Julia Mancini Hannah Rosen
Molly O’Connor Connor Morency
Nedha Kinnare Olivia Jensen
Maddie Phelan Carissa Bell
Kathryn Segner


Congratulations Fall 2015 EVOLVE Class!

Ashley Artrip
Derek Brody
Nicole Budgell
Mary Casey
Tao Chen
Kayla Cooper
Kimberly Fievre
Christopher Finch
Christine Lim
Alexis McCullough
Jamal Merritt

Oluwatunmise Olowojoba
Savannah Prenger
Yue Qi
Ruchi Roy
Emily Sharp
Rachel Smith
Dylan Suth
Carluto Toussaint
Austin Yoders
Daier Yuan

Congratulations Spring 2015 EVOLVE Class!

Hannah Burrows

Zakiah Md Ismail

Claire Crosby

Mohamad Kamal bahri

Molly Williams

Horace Barker

Isabel Redleaf

Julia Mccorvey

Victoria Potter

Mark Michael Astarita

Ying Jin

Sharon Vanderpuye

Christina Prihoda

Xiao Zeng

Grey Campbell

Jacob Schultz

Jeffrey Yung

Swaramsi Katragadda

Amy Sweeney

Margaret Valachovic

Arrush Choudhary

Anissa Alexander

Congratulations to Inaugural Class of EVOLVE!

To learn more about the student EVOLVE experience, read Alisha Newton’s blogs:

The Fall 2014 EVOLVE Class

Check out this video recap of EVOLVE Fall 2014!


Ellen Andrew Kylie Carlson
Dana Dimodica Alisha Newton
Bryan Stromer Abigail Dillon
Lauren Pak Taniesha Williams
Tyler Marlin Monica Peacock
Megan Woodruff Emma Kissane
Chung-Wei Hsiao Jordan Pittman
Jacqueline Chirdo Ryan Ritchie
Giselle Poss Kevin Eapen
Amanda Schifino Hanna Lazarz
Vikas Pydas Anne Yanda
Shelby Brown Virginia Randall
Brianna Berry Emily Thermos
Elizabeth Mekbib Shawn Reilly
Lyle Li Shravan Rajasekaran
Lauren Montgomery Brittany Roth
Sungseek Kim