Undergraduate Leadership Academy

Directors of the Undergraduate Leadership Academy


The Undergraduate Leadership Academy (ULA) is a program for first-year students that serves to assist with the transition into the Boston College community and as an introduction to the Undergraduate Government of Boston College (UGBC). In addition, freshmen will be paired up with a mentor who will serve as a valuable resource throughout the BC experience. The organization's goal is to assist with the formation of the UGBC's future leaders through discussions, experiences, and friendships. Not only does ULA focus on the individual's formation, but also on how to engage topics of serious conversations with the greater Boston College community.

Dustin Thomas


Carney 106

Melissa Wanyoike


Carney 106

Hi y'all. I'm Dustin Thomas, a senior Mathematics and Economics major from Monticello, New York. I was a member of ULA my freshman year and a mentor my sophomore year. A few things that make me happy are dogs, any sort of comedy, the beach, playing table tennis, soccer, or basketball, eating Steak & Cheeses, and listening to Chance the Rapper. I'm looking forward to an amazing year getting to know the class of 2021!

Hello! My name is Melissa Wanyoike and I am one of the directors for UGBC's Leadership Academy (ULA). I am originally from Orange County, California and I am currently a senior studying Political Science and Sociology. My hobbies include kissing dogs, eating ice, and laughing at my own jokes. Can't wait to meet you!