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Crossroads Champions

Crossroads was born from the ideas and dreams of students. In that same spirit, Student Leaders are still an integral part of Crossroads. Crossroads is made possible by the passion and dedication of these Crossroads Champions.

Crossroads Champions are upper-division students in one of Emory's undergraduate colleges. They are selected through an application and interview process and participate in a comprehensive training program to prepare them for their roles and responsibilities.

They are responsible for leading a majority of the activities during the Crossroads Retreats and Crossroads Connect events as well as co-facilitating the Crossroads Direct circles in small teams during the fall semester.

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Gloria Alafe

Hometown: Grew up in Covington, GA but I was born in Nigeria

Year: Second-year

College: Emory College of Arts and Sciences

Major: Anthropology and Human Biology

Minor:  Predictive Health

Activities: Issues Troupe, Tour Guide, Project Sunshine, Emory Student Ambassadors, and Gates Millennium Scholar Executive Board

“Crossroads is an inclusive retreat that brings a new avenue for viewing the world, providing a safe space to express oneself, and an intrinsic experience that is unforgettable.”

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Max Cornely

Hometown: Palm Beach, FL

Year: Second-year

College: Emory College of Arts and Sciences

Major: (Intended) NBB with

Minor: (Intended) Music

Activities: Emory Wind Ensemble and Brotherhood of Afrocentric Men (BAM)

Where’s your favorite place to be in the world? Home, where my family is always annoyingly caring

"Crossroads reveals cultural horizons you would not normally be exposed to until faced with those that are different than you, and they spark an interest and understanding you normally would not have reflected on!"

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Giselle De La Torre

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Year: Second-year

College: Emory College of Arts and Sciences

Major: Chemistry

Activities: Emory Quest Scholars, SIRE, Gillespie Environmental Science research

Which candy best describes you? Pop rocks

“Crossroads is an excellent way to find how it is that you fit in the puzzle that is Emory.” 

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Kayla Harris

Hometown: Antigua and Barbuda

Year: Second-year

College: Emory College of Arts and Sciences

Major: Psychology

Activities: Emerging Leaders Experience

Where’s your favorite place to be in the world? My favorite place to be is back home on the beach, just taking in the salty sea air and the calming breeze

“Crossroads is an incredible experience that every first-year student should definitely be a part of…eye-opening, community building and so much fun!”

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Kritin Mehra

Hometown: New Delhi, India

Year: Third-year

College: Goizueta Business School

Major: Undecided

Activities: Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, Soccer, Club Quidditch

Where’s your favorite place to be in the world? My bed

“Crossroads was an unforgettable experience and one that I will cherish for a very long time.”

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Ava Raddatz

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Year: Second-year

College: Emory College of Arts and Sciences

Major: Human Health (Pre-med)

Activities: Tour guide & lobby host, Quest Scholar, Lab Assistant in Pediatric Rheumatology Lab, Volunteer Emory

Who would be the first three guests you would invite to your talk show? Hillary Clinton, Lea Michele, JWags

“Crossroads is simply life-changing.”

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Vinura Withanawasam

Hometown: Fort Mill, SC

Year: Second-year

College: Emory College of Arts and Sciences

Major: Undecided

First-Year Residence Hall: Dobbs

Activities: Crossroads, Hillel, SAPA, University Choir

Favorite Book: The Catcher in the Rye

"Crossroads is the best experience ever!"

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