National Humanities Leadership Council

Preparing our nation’s next generation of leaders to face the challenges of the twenty-first century is an imperative shared by educators at every level.

This is especially true at colleges and universities where students not only look to pursue a liberal education but also to discover their passions and hone skills for future careers.

The National Humanities Center has established a National Humanities Leadership Council to help prepare a select group of students with humanities-based leadership skills. Drawn exclusively from nominations advanced by NHC-sponsoring institutions, students accepted to the Council participate in a unique series of interactive experiences with leading humanities scholars and leaders from across the country. In round tables and discussion sessions, they explore the essential importance of humanistic perspectives in addressing the concerns of contemporary society. And, based on the consensus of the Council membership, they may also focus on specific projects and engagement with the communities at their institutions.

National Humanities Student Leadership Council 2021–22


  • Azlynn Brandenburg

    University of Hawai’i at Mānoa


  • Nilukshi Chen

    Wesleyan University


  • Denee Dapremont

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


  • Madison Doser

    University of Arizona


  • Sebastian Evans

    Wesleyan University


  • Kelly Garrett

    Davidson College


  • Kevin Gomez-Gonzalez

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


  • Agatha Gutierrez

    William Jewell College


  • Jacob Robert Hane

    Hamilton College


  • Lucas Joshi

    Dartmouth College


  • Nyaari Kothiya

    Hamilton College


  • Fowota Mortoo

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


  • Darlene Parker

    Johnson C. Smith University


  • Leo Salvatore

    Soka University of America


  • Kyler Schardein

    William Jewell College


  • MacAlasdair Uchimura

    University of Hawai’i at Mānoa


  • Ana Lucia Verduzco

    University of Arizona