The Student Leadership Journey Council (SLJC) is proud to recognize another notable student leader on Case Western Reserve University’s campus: Natalie Feng Lin. Natalie is an international student from Taiwan and a fourth-year marketing management major with minors in both English and French.
Natalie currently holds positions as the president of the University Program Board (UPB), co-chair of the Student Executive Council (SEC), marketing co-chair of the Springfest 2014 Committee, vice president of Net Impact; is a member of Phi Mu fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi, Student Turning Point Society, Lambda Eta Mu and Sustained Dialogue Campus Network. Something interesting about her—she believes in Junot Diaz’s quote, “You can’t regret the life you didn’t lead.”
Q: Which outreach activities or programs have made the greatest impact on you?
A: Being on UPB and SEC is so rewarding because I’ve learned a lot about myself and this campus, and I’ve been lucky enough to work with some of the most creative and intelligent leaders in the student body. However, each of my commitments have played a role in my personal and professional development by allowing me to see the bigger picture and ultimately make a difference.
Q: How have your leaderships skills impacted the organizations you are involved in?
A: As a leader, I like to build bridges and empower students. I try to work towards leaving the campus a better place than I found it; therefore, through each of the organizations I’ve been a part of, I strive to make it the best it can be by connecting with and motivating others to take on that mission with me.
Q: What inspires you to be an involved leader on campus?
A: College is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I want to be able to experience it as fully as possible. One of the ways to do that is by being involved on campus; that way, I am well-informed and can find what I’m passionate about. It has also allowed me to meet others that broaden my perspective and inspire me to do better and to do more. And really, that’s what it comes down to: the people.
Student Leadership Journey Council is a group dedicated to creating a community among student organizations and student leaders. We work with the Office of Student Activities and Leadership to provide resources, support and recognition so that our community will grow.