Meet the Leaders

2019 Orientation Leaders
Your Southeastern Orientation Leaders are specially trained to work with small groups of students throughout the program. You will not need to worry or wonder about where to go or what to do. Your Orientation Leaders are your guides, teachers, peer advisors, mentors and most of all, your friends. 

Emily Browning, Freshman    Emily Browning, Freshman

     Central, LA

Emily grew up in Central, LA and graduated from Central High School. She is actively involved in many organizations including Delight, Toastmasters, FBLS and CAB. Emily’s favorite movie is Indiana Jones and her favorite type of music is country and throwback pop. She believes that,  “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.”


Daniella Crane, Freshman    Daniella Crane, Freshman

     Watson, LA
     Middle School Education

Daniella is a graduate of Live Oak High School in Livingston Parish. She is a member of Theta Phi Alpha Fraternity and loves playing the trumpet. If Daniella is not watching Frozen she is either eating pasta, singing or dancing. She is straw averse #savetheturtles.


Rachel Cusick, Freshman    Rachel Cusick, Freshman

     St. Amant, LA
     Early Childhood Education

Rachel is a graduate of St. Amant High School and grew up in St. Amant. She enjoys fishing, hunting, and boating in her spare time. Her favorite movie is Beauty and the Beast and her favorite food is red beans and rice. Her favorite quote is, “Your comeback is always stronger than the setback.”


Juanesha Davis, Sophomore    Juanesha Davis, Sophomore

     New Orleans, LA
     Social Work

Juanesha is a native of New Orleans, LA and graduate of McKinley Senior High School. Juanesha is active on campus where she is involved as an SGA Senator, a member of the Vice President of Student Affairs Leadership Council, Gospel Choir, and Gospel Choir Executive Board. Her favorite movie is Madea’s Big Happy Family and her favorite candy is either Reese’s or Trolli Gummy Worms. Her favorite quote is, “You thought it was a burden, well it was a blessing and you thought you were a victim, but you were victorious.”


Abrieal Eubanks, Freshman    Abrieal Eubanks, Freshman

      Zachary, LA

Abby graduated from Zachary High School and is currently a Freshman. She enjoys sleeping, watching Netflix and eating crawfish. Her favorite movie on Netflix is To All The Boys I Loved Before. Abby’s favorite quote is, “be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Dean Gautreau, Freshman     Dean Gautreau, Freshman 

     Baton Rouge, LA

Dean is a native of Baton Rouge, LA and is a graduate of Central High School. Dean is an actor and singer as he loves partaking in musical theatre in his spare time. Dean is also a member of the Honors Program, the French Club, and SLU Wesley. His favorite quote is “Today you are you...that is truer than true...there is no one alive who is youer than you.”


Ricketta Griffin, Sophomore    Ricketta Griffin, Sophomore

      Baton Rouge, LA
      Social Work

Ricketta is a graduate of McKinley Senior High School and is from Baton Rouge, LA. She is very active on campus she is a member Elite Women,  Golden Girls, and a mentor in Project Pull. Ricketta enjoys shopping, spending time with friends, listening to music and watching Netflix. She loves Southeastern because it’s her home away from home. She believes the memories you make here will be memories of a life time. Her favorite quote is “You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind”


Karah Guidry, Freshman    Karah Guidry, Freshman

     Covington, LA
     Integrative Biology

Karah is from Covington, LA and is a graduate of Covington High. She loves the movie Shrek and her favorite food is steak. Karah also loves musicals. Karah’s hobbies include photography and horseback riding. Her favorite quote is, “ Be the kindest person in the room.”


Holland Hardison, Freshman    Holland Hardison, Freshman

     Watson, LA
     Communication Sciences and Disorders

Holland is from Watson, Louisiana and went to Live Oak High School. She is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, Leaders Council and the Philanthropy Chair. She loves sushi, traveling and organizing. Holland lives by the verse: “She confidently trusts the Lord to take care of her.” Psalm 112:7


Ayanna Jones, Junior    Ayanna Jones, Junior

     Atlanta, GA
     Elementary Education

Ayanna is from Atlanta, Georgia and is currently a Junior at Southeastern. She enjoys eating, decorating, and graphic design. She is actively involved in many organizations including NAACP and CAB Committee. She loves the entire Twilight Saga and her favorite singer is Beyoncé. Her favorite quote is, “Too much sauce is better than no sauce at all.”

Lauren LeBlanc, Sophomore     Lauren LeBlanc, Sophomore 

     Addis, LA

Lauren is a native of Addis, Louisiana and is a graduate of Brusly High School. She is a member of Alpha Sigma Tau, where she serves as the Vice President of Organizational Development, and the Catholic Student Association. Her favorite movies are How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Shrek. Her favorite candy is Hot Tamales. Lauren lives her life by the mantra, “There are always three choices in life: give up, give in or give all you've got.”

Alayna Lott, Freshman    Alayna Lott, Freshman

     Watson, LA

Alayna grew up in Watson, LA and is a graduate of Live Oak High School. In her spare time Alayna enjoys jiu-jitsu and playing guitar. Her favorite movie is "August Rush" and her favorite music is mercyme. The diversity and the closeness of everyone on campus is what she likes most about Southeastern.


Matthew Matherne, Junior    Matthew Matherne, Junior

     Amite, LA
     Occupational Safety Health and Environment

Matthew is from Amite, LA and is a graduate of Oak Forest Academy. He is involved with Delta Tau Delta and is a DSA Leadership Ambassador. He likes to watch Netflix and listen to the Red Hot Chili Peppers. His favorite movie is The Benchwarmers. His favorite quote is, “You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.”

Zakiya Miller, Freshman    Zakiya Miller, Freshman

     Ponchatoula, LA

Zakiya is from Ponchatoula and graduated from Ponchatoula High School. On campus she is involved with Project Pull and the Black Student Union. She enjoys singing, acting and shopping although she does not like to dance. If Zakiya isn’t watching her favorite movie, Brotherly Love, you could find her eating her favorite meal, pasta and shrimp or enjoying her favorite candy, Reese's. Zakiya’s favorite quote is, “ Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

Matthew Nuss, Freshman    Matthew Nuss, Freshman

     Metairie, LA

Matthew is a native of Metairie, LA and graduated from Archbishop Rummel High School. On campus he is a member of BCM and the powerlifting team at the REC Center. His favorite band is the Black Eyed Peas. He chose Southeastern because here he is a name, not just another number.

Tayla Phillips, Junior    Tayla Phillips, Junior

     New Orleans, LA

Tayla graduated from Helen Cox High School and grew up in New Orleans. Her favorite movie is Black Panther. She LOVES to dance to hip hop and R&B music. Her favorite food is shrimp fried rice and her favorite candy is gummy bears. To her, “Success in life isn’t an accident.”

Tae'Lar Pounds, Sophomore    Tae'Lar Pounds, Sophomore

     New Orleans, LA

Tae’lar is a native of New Orleans and graduated from Riverdale High School. She enjoys reading photography and volunteering. Her favorite food is seafood and she loves almost any kind of music she can dance to. Her philosophy on life is, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Destiny Richardson, Freshman    Destiny Richardson, Freshman

     Bogalusa, LA
     Graphic Design

Destiny is from Bogalusa, LA and is a graduate of Franklinton High School. Destiny enjoys drawing, video editing, photography and bullet journaling. She is also actively involved on campus with CAB, Honors program, Project Pull, and Lion Design Association. Her favorite quote is, “Be yourself, everyone else is taken.”

Stephanie Stevens, Senior    Stephanie Stevens, Senior

     Bogalusa, LA

Stephanie is from Bogalusa, LA and graduated from Bogalusa High School in 2016. She is actively involved with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and NAACP. Stephanie’s interests are writing poetry, shopping, and traveling. She loves Southeastern because there are wonderful events  on campus such as Strawberry Jubilee.

Madison Sunde, Freshman    Madison Sunde, Freshman

     Watson, LA

Madison, Madi, is from Watson, LA and a graduate of Live Oak High School. She is on Phi Mu’s Executive Committee as the Panhellenic Delegate and Honor Chairman. She is also on SGA’s Executive Board as the Assistant Director of Special Events. Her hobbies include reading poetry and watching political TV shows. Her favorite movie is Love, Rosie and her favorite artist is Daniel Caesar. Her favorite quote is “People need to stop taking life so seriously. The sun rises. The sun sets. We just tend to complicate the process.” 

Adele Wendt, Freshman    Adele Wendt, Freshman

     Ponchatoula, LA

Adele is a graduate of Ponchatoula High School and is from Ponchatoula, LA. She enjoys playing the piano and writing in her down time. Her favorite movie is The Greatest Showman and her favorite band is Imagine Dragons. She loves to dance and her favorite food is ice cream. She likes Southeastern because it is so easy to make friends.

L'Oreal Williams, Sophomore    L'Oreal Williams, Sophomore

     Kenner, LA
     Marketing, Social Media and Advertising

L’Oreal is a native of Kenner, LA and graduated from St. Mary’s Dominican High School. Her main interest is photography but she is still active with campus organizations such as SGA (Vice President), Gamma Beta Phi, The Lion Performing Arts CLub, Future Business Leaders of SLU and Project Pull. Her favorite quote is, “You can't spend your life waiting for a feeling that doesn't exist.” She chose Southeastern because it was a perfect fit for her. The campus is the perfect size and the inviting culture of the students and the faculty made it irresistible for her.

Johnathan Zeringue, Sophomore    Johnathan Zeringue, Sophomore

     Des Allemands, LA

Johnathan is from Des Allemands, LA and is a graduate of Hahnville High School. On campus he is involved with CAB, Lion’s Roar, RHA, and Alpha Psi Omega. Johnathan enjoys running and drawing in his downtime. His favorite movie is Mean Girls, and you might catch him eating Kit Kats and Pizza while watching it. Johnathan’s favorite quote is, “The more you read, the more you know. The more you know, the more places you will go.”