Haverford Horizons Leadership Institute
The Haverford Horizons Leadership Institute, or Horizons, is a leadership development program for students who have demonstrated leadership potential in high school. This invitation-only opportunity is designed for students who are first-generation, from under-represented backgrounds, and/or Questbridge scholars.
Horizons provides you the opportunity to gain a head start on your transition to college life, and connect with classmates and student leaders before Customs begins. The program focuses on developing your strengths as a leader, addresses concerns common among first-generation college students, introduces you to Haverford resources and opportunities, and helps you to network with faculty and staff. Through workshops, activities, and one-on-one advising, you will learn more about how to pursue and enhance your academic, leadership, and professional interests at Haverford. This is Horizons’ fifth year, and all past participants have gone on to earn leadership positions at Haverford. Even after the program ends, the experience and friends gained during Horizons will stay with you through your college journey.
There is no cost to participate in Horizons. If you have already made travel arrangements, we can provide financial assistance toward any costs associated with changing your plans so you can participate.
Program Dates: August 24-28, 2019
Registration: Saturday, August 24, 2019
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Horizons begins with registration between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. You will move into your school year room when you arrive on Saturday, August 24, 2019. In order to participate, you must be able to be on campus on between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 24, 2019, and attend all Horizons programs.
If you are a pre-season athlete on dates conflicting with Horizons, you will not be able to participate in the program. Nonetheless, please let us know so that we can include you when possible and invite you to MSP events throughout the year.
Student Resource People (SRP)
Horizons SRPs work with faculty and staff to design Horizons and support students in their first year transition.
Hasibe Caballero Gomez '21
I'm a rising junior from the beautiful Los Angeles, California but I'm originally from San Pedro Sula, Honduras. I'm a chemistry major with an environmental science minor, but outside of that I'm really interested in Latin American history and politics. I'd say I'd spend most of my time at the Coop since I work there, but you can also find me working at the bookstore, in a lab, or at any ALAS events. If the weather is nice then I'll definitely be outside getting as much sun as possible. Lastly I'm willing to talk about anything, so don't be afraid to come up and talk to me.
Aishah Collison-Cofie '22
Aishah is a rising sophomore from Stafford, Virginia. As of now she is doing pre-health at Haverford and planning on majoring in sociology or anthropology. She is a past Horizonee and is very excited to be a part of the program again. On campus, Aishah is a member of Iconic (Haverford’s Step Team), BSL (Black Student League), and MSA (Muslim Student Association). She is always up to chat so don’t be afraid to approach her if you see her around. Also if you know how to cook Jollof rice you have the key to her heart.
Luigie Febres '22
Que la que! My name is Luigie Febres ('22) and I’m from Orlando, Florida; 321 for life! I am a potential Environmental Studies major and a Growth and Structures of Cities minor. I’m on the ALAS board, HaverFarm, HaveRitmo (latinx dance group), and a whole lot of other stuff. I was a part of the last Horizons cohort and I am so excited to meet the young blood. Follow me on ig @el__sabiondo or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t be afraid to hmu (I’m expecting some memes, especially astrology ones, sent my way)!
Travis Grant '20
Originally hailing from the Virgin Islands (both U.S and British), Travis is a rising Senior majoring in anthropology with a potential concentration in Africana Studies. As a former Horizonee and Co-Head of the Black Student's League (BSL) on campus, Travis enjoys relating to other students and sharing experience(s) and advice that will help them navigate their time here at Haverford. His hobbies include iPhone screen repairs and battery replacements, music, gaming, various sports [basketball, rugby, volleyball], and exploring Philly. You can also find him around campus, working at any of his jobs, such as the information desk or Instructional Technology Center (ITC). Feel free to reach out anytime to catch up and/or for guaranteed jokes and smiles!
Erica Kaunang '22
Erica is a rising sophomore born and raised in Queens, New York. Although currently undecided, she is interested in pursuing a Political Science or Anthropology major with a potential minor in Education. After being part of Horizons as a first-year, Erica is excited to come back as an SRP! She’s involved in PARC (Pan-Asian Resource Center), Womxn of Color, and the Writing Center. Whether it’s grabbing coffee and talking about classes and things to do on campus, or doing face masks and comparing astrological signs, she can’t wait to get to know you all and help you create your space at Haverford!
Annette Lee '22
Annette is a rising sophomore from North Jersey. She has an interest in studying biology or psychology and plans to go on the pre-medical track. As a member of HASA, KCA, and the treasurer of Chess Club, she loves meeting new people and can't wait for the new school year to begin! Some of her hobbies include golfing, ice-skating, watching horror movies with friends, and going out to Philly to explore. So if you have any movie recommendations or just want to know what's outside of Haverford, feel free to reach out anytime!
Aszana Lopez-Bell '21
Aszana is a Junior International Studies major hailing from Baltimore, MD. Her academic interests include language learning and global politics, and she hopes to learn 5 languages by age 40 (she's currently at 2.5). Outside of school she enjoys fashion design and graphic design, so you can always ask her for style tips. Around campus you can usually find her working in the ITC or chatting in the OAR, and if you know how to make flan, you have the key to her heart.
Junior Nguyen '22
Junior is a first-generation and low-income student from the streets of Kensington and Lehigh of Northeast Philadelphia. He is a Questbridge scholar who hosts, schedules, and organizes the collaborative Chess Club of Haverford. Through Chess Club, he hopes to create an intimate, thought-provoking, and safe sanctuary for all to focus in, as Chess was Junior's sanctuary in middle school during difficult times. Other than being known for Chess Club, he is also a member of Sons Uniting, Realizing Goals of Excellence (SURGE) to mentor youth of color from Ardmore by men of color from Haverford. In his free time, Junior loves to play video games (Final Fantasy XIV, Destiny 2, League of Legends, Devil May Cry 5...ANYTHING!) and listen to rock (Rise Against...) and metal(Bring Me The Horizon...). As someone who is extremely open about his past, Junior loves to share his life with others and he hopes to understand the stories of everyone on campus. A friend to all and foe to none, Junior lives his life in service for everyone to reach their fullest potential.
Lourdes Taylor '21
I’m a native of Chicago, IL, specifically the Hyde Park neighborhood, and I rep my city hard. I come from a Black American and Haitian family, which means I love plantains and sweet potato pie and anticipate family gatherings, which are always food-based, all year round. At Haverford, I’ve served on and been Co-Chair of Honor Council and been an AMA on Gummere 3/2. I’ve also tutored middle school students in writing as part of the Mentoring and Student Teaching (R.I.P) program, and currently work in the Bookstore and as a Quaker Bouncer. I’m an English major with minors in Environmental Studies and Dance. Outside of academics, I dance ~20 hours a week in a training dance company in Philly and travel occasionally for dance to perform with my home studio. I will take anyone up on a conversation about how Haverford embodies oppressive practices and ideologies. A fun fact about me, I’ve predicted three pregnancies and the biological sex of the child in dreams. Can’t wait to meet you all!
Justin Telleria '20
Hi everyone my name is Justin Telleria and I am going to be a senior graduating in the Spring of 2020. I was born in Santiago, Chile, but was raised in Miami, Fl and feel a deep connection to the city. I am Political Science major and French Minor and hope to work within the realm of International Politics somewhere down the line. This will be my third time being apart of the Horizons Program (2 as an HSRP and once as a freshman). I love having the opportunity to give back to the program that gave me so many friends and resources at the start of my freshman year. I will forever be grateful for what the Horizons program gave me which is why I put so much time and effort into helping the program and students within it develop. I look forward to meeting everyone and getting this thing started off with some good energy.
Zakiyyah Winston '22
Zakiyyah is a rising sophomore from Lee’s Summit, Missouri, a small city within the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. She is a Chesick and QuestBridge Scholar looking to pursue a Biology major and Health Studies minor on the Pre-Med track. Zakiyyah is currently involved in the BSL (Black Student League), Tri-Co NAACP, and MAST (Mentoring and Student Teaching). You can find her around campus soaking up the sun or in Lutnick exploring the new library. Zakiyyah is always down to talk—especially about music and funny Twitter posts. She is really excited to meet each and every one of you and can’t wait to help you with your transition to Haverford.