Leadership and Service Internship Team

The Community Service Learning Center and Laker Leadership Programs would like to announce and welcome aboard our 2015-2016 Leadership and Service Intern Team. This group of talented individuals will be an integral part of leadership and service initiatives that occur throughout the year!

Our interns are equipped to provide the campus community with presentations, workshops, or general information about leadership and service to your class, group, or student organization. Contact Nicole Wilson (wilsonn1@gvsu.edu) for more information.


Christine Bell

Christine Bell is a junior studying Hospitality and Tourism Management, with a minor in Business.  She graduated from Cass Technical High School in Detroit and is a first generation college student. Christine is a member of Alpha Kappa Psi Co-Ed Business Fraternity at Grand Valley State.  Her plans after college are to pursue a career within the Hospitality field and further her education and receive a Masters of Business Administration.


Emily Cabot

Emily is a sophomore at GVSU, studying Public and Nonprofit Administration with and emphasis on Budget and Financing. She has two minors in Spanish and Religious Studies. She is from Kalamazoo, Michigan. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, skiing, and having quality conversations with her friends and family.


Amber Gerrits

Amber is a sophomore at Grand Valley majoring in Group Social Studies and Education with minors in Elementary Certification and French. She plans on becoming an elementary teacher, and hopes to one day grow into an administration role. On campus, Amber is a member of the Frederik Meijer Honors College, Alternative Breaks, the Council for Exceptional Children, and the Grand Valley Swing Dance Club. She also plans on studying abroad in France this coming summer. In her free time Amber enjoys listening to music, playing card games with friends, exploring antique shops, and doing community service.


Ryker Huizinga

Ryker is a junior who is studying Communication, Public Relations and Nonprofit Administration. In addition to being a Leadership & Service Intern, he also works as a Writing Consultant for the Meijer Center for Writing and manages PR and recruitment for Alternative Breaks. In his spare time, he enjoys running, traveling and playing the ukulele. 


April Urbanowski

April is a junior here at GVSU where she is majoring in International Relations and Geography. She is currently president of the Book Club on campus, and she is involved in Alternative Breaks and College against Cancer. One day April would love to work as a manager at a nonprofit.