Welcome to Summer Start 2020!
On behalf of the Summer Start team and the College of Arts and Sciences, we would like to welcome you to Washington University in St. Louis! You are about to begin one of the most exciting and impactful times in your life, and everyone at the University is here to support you during this summer and the next four years. Here at WashU, we hope you take full advantage of all our leadership opportunities, foster lifelong friendships, gain hands on experiences in the classroom, broaden your horizons and, of course, have fun.
We aim to aid you in your transition into WashU through developing a community based on collaboration and learning. We are so glad you are here and we hope we can make your Summer Start experience an excellent one. See you soon!
The purpose of Summer Start is…
“To facilitate the transition of first year students into a collaborative university setting by having insightful mentors foster a tailored learning experience.”
The mission of Summer Start is…
“To aid and inspire student success with skills gained through collaborative learning and shared experiences.”
2019 Program Intern & Assistants
Hi Everyone! I am Kayla Cabrera, I am the Summer Start intern for this summer! I am currently pursuing my Master’s in Higher Education Administration at Florida International University in sunny Miami, Fl. I am from West Palm Beach, Fl and I am so excited to experience WashU and St. Louis with you all! I am most excited to get to know each of your goals and aspirations, and help you get on track to achieving them. Personally, I enjoy dancing, reading (books, blogs, my horoscope), and exploring the city. The Summer Start team has worked hard to make this summer the best one yet!
My name is Kelechi Achilefu. I will be working as a Program Assistant for Summer Start this year! I am a rising Sophomore here at Washington University in St. Louis majoring in mechanical engineering with a minor in computer science. I grew up here in St. Louis and attended Ladue Horton Watkins High School. I played football and ran track in high school, but now I enjoy photography, video games, and intramural sports. On campus, I am a part of the African Student Association, the National Society of Black Engineers, and I am currently holding an executive board position on the school’s Engineers Council. I am really looking forward to being at WashU with all of you!
My name is Kayla Greene and I am a current sophomore in Olin, double majoring in Finance and Organization & Strategic Management with a minor in Legal Studies. I have lived in California, Florida, Colorado, and Missouri. I went to high school locally in Saint Louis at Westminster Christian Academy. On campus I am involved in Army ROTC, a business fraternity, and olin peer ambassadors. In my free time, I love being active and taking advantage of all the fun things that Forest Park and Castlewood State Park has to offer. Also, the WashU athletic complex has some super fun workout classes – please come to zumba, spin, or yoga with me! I’m so excited to get to know all of you this summer and I hope you have an amazing first summer semester here at WashU.