Neha Sharma

Neha Sharma

President

Contact: fleg.president@gmail.com

Ask me about: I love all things health/wellness/food, I get excited about any art or DIY project, and I love to talk about leadership development/lessons! We can watch TED Talks for days!

President’s Message

“I applied to FLEG for the initial sole purpose of learning how to be an effective leader. I’ve always been passionate about leadership and making a difference, and I thought that FLEG would be a great medium for me to share my passions and work alongside other leaders to get stuff done. Little did I know how much more I would get out of this organization besides just basic leadership skills. I have learned about myself in so many ways, whether it comes to my interpersonal communication, tendencies, skills, or even just the type of human I want to be in this big world. FLEG has allowed me to discover my true passions beyond the surface level; because of this organization, I uncovered one of my best skills – helping people develop as leaders. Most importantly, FLEG has given me my home away from home. I know for a fact that I can rely on my FLEG team for anything and everything. Over the past two years, I’ve grown so close to my FLEG family, inside and outside of the assembly room. 

I’ve come from being an Involvement Affairs committee member to Involvement Affairs Director, to finally president of this incredible group – for this, I could not be more grateful or excited. In my last semester as president, I am fully committed to pushing FLEG to be THE resource for freshman engineers of all backgrounds. I am confident that our group is only getting better every year, guiding freshman engineers by providing more resources, serving our university, creating more leaders, and inspiring all to try to make an impact on the world.”

Alisa Smovzhenko

Alisa Smovzhenko

Executive Vice President

When I first got to college, I didn’t expect to get involved in leadership. In fact, I was incredibly quiet and shy. However, FLEG reached out to me because they saw something I hadn’t yet, and wanted to develop me as a leader. Since then, I’ve been the Director of PND, and I’ve become the Vice President of FLEG. I’m incredibly grateful for the direction and development FLEG gave me, and I’m so excited to help others realize the potential they have as well.

I love FLEG because it’s a close family that loves reaching out to help their peers in a myriad of ways!”

Ask me about: PND!! I was on the committee, served as the director last year.

Contact: fleg.vpexecutive@gmail.com

Christian Bedwell

Christian Bedwell

Administrative Vice President

Over the past three years, I’ve grown so much as a result of this incredible community. Every aspect of FLEG is made better by the people in it. I’ve loved leadership development lessons because I get to talk about these interesting ideas with people I enjoy spending time with! The work of providing resources and connections to those in the College of Engineering is made better because I’m working with a community of people I care about. I look forward to discussing projects and ideas with the people I’ve grown alongside in leadership and committee meetings.

FLEG fosters in each of its members both a desire to develop themselves and also a desire to invest in and care for the growth of others. And that mutual investment is what nurtures such a healthy and supportive community.

Ask me about: Krishna Lunch Picnics, Mentorship, The Wonderful World of Slack Channels, Podcasts, and Tabletop/Board Games.

Contact: fleg.vpinternal@gmail.com

Kennedy O'Malley

Kennedy O'Malley

Treasurer

“For me, FLEG means an opportunity for freshman to come into the college of engineering to provide events and resources to their fellow freshman, while simultaneously growing themselves through leadership development put on internally. To come in as a freshman and immediately have a network of friends to grow you is an incredible resource. FLEG has impacted me by providing a network of friends, faculty, and business professionals that always uplift me to pursue my best and push me to grow in areas I am weak.”

Contact: fleg.treasurer@gmail.com

Alexander Smith

Alexander Smith

Secretary

FLEG has become an important part of my college experience in several different ways. Coming into college as a freshman, FLEG gave me the opportunity to grow in my professional potential as I developed some of the necessary leadership skills to leave a positive impact on the UF community around me. Now, I can say that I understand the extent of what servant leadership really entails, thanks to the programs and events that FLEG has been responsible over the past several years. All the while, I have been fortunate enough to work alongside the rest of the FLEG community, which has become a great source of personal and professional support throughout my time in college. As the current Secretary, I work with the rest of the Executive Board to maintain the FLEG name, both within the College of Engineering and throughout Gainesville at large. We are happily here to keep FLEG’s presence as strong as possible, and look forward to seeing the organization continue growing over time.

Ask me about: Involvement across the UF community, mentorship, service events and outdoors excursions (like hiking and camping).

Contact: fleg.secretary@gmail.com