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Meet our Involvement Assistants
Our Involvement Assistants are here to help you get involved and become more! Meet with a member of our team to find the student organization that is perfect for you based on your interests. Don't wait, request a meeting today!
Meet your Involvement Assistants
Lindsey Balk (she/her/hers)
Involvement: Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Transitions Leader
Bio: Lindsey knew she wanted to get involved in hopes of finding community and making the most of her college experience. It wasn’t until Sophomore year when she started to get more involved and take on some leadership roles. Through these things, she was able to develop leadership skills, grow her community, learn how to manage time well (including self-care time), as well as making GV feel more like home. Learning the value of getting involved has made her passionate about helping others find ways to get involved as well.
Jillian Smith (She/Her/Hers)
Major: Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Minors: Spanish and Human Rights
Involvement: Panhellenic Community, Law Society, Transitions Leader
Jillian decided to get involved at GV because as a freshman she wanted to make the most of her experience here. Joining a sorority was one of her best decisions because this organization has provided her with amazing friendships, multiple leadership opportunities, and even chances to apply for scholarships within this sorority. This organization has taught her so many lessons and she also found out more about herself. Through this experience she has discovered her love for helping others which led her to her current job working for the office of student life.
Madey (Madelynn) Lutenski (She/Her/Hers)
Major: Advertising and Public Relations
Minor: Political Science
Involvement: GVSU Career Center, GVSU Admissions Office Ambassador, and Law Society
Bio: Madey started off her first year by going to Campus Life Night and finding GV’s Law Society to join and going on Handshake to apply for a student ambassador position for the Admissions Office. She chose Law Society because it gave her a community of other students who were also interested in pursuing a career in law. It has given her the opportunity to meet legal studies professors, attend mock law classes, and visit two Michigan law schools. When it comes to being a student ambassador, she loves to meet and give tours to prospective students that could attend GV in hopes to give them the same feeling of love she felt after she toured GV for the first time. Through pushing herself beyond her comfort zone and gaining public speaking opportunities, she has grown not only as a student but a leader.