Executive Board

   Shogun Mahadumrongkul    President

Shogun Mahadumrongkul  President

Shogun Mahadumrongkul is from Bangkok, Thailand. At Yale, he is in Jonathan Edwards College and hopes to major in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Outside of the Leadership Institute, he is involved in other organizations such as Penta, which is a social venture that redistributes from the US to Southeast Asian countries like Thailand and Vietnam. Shogun also enjoys meditating with the Buddhist Sangha, playing the violin with Davenport Pops Orchestra, as well as lifting in the gym. 

  Gigi Stark   Vice President

Gigi Stark  Vice President

Bio coming soon!


  Theo Elliman   LEAD Year 1 Director

Theo Elliman  LEAD Year 1 Director

Theodore Elliman is from New York City, NY. He is a sophomore in Pierson college, majoring in Comparative Literature through English, French, and Spanish texts. He is half French and brings his bicultural perspective with him to LEAD. In addition to co-directing the Year 1 program, Theodore works as a tour guide at The Yale University Art Gallery and as a volunteer with the Elm City Echo, a New Haven street periodical for the homeless community.

   Alexander Posner   Youth Leadership Program Director

Alexander Posner
Youth Leadership Program Director


Bio coming soon






Alexander Posner hails from New York City and is currently a sophomore in Morse College. He spent this past summer performing magic in India and serving as a camp counselor at Camps Kenwood and Evergreen in New Hampshire. He loves current events and international affairs, passions he explored during a gap year before the start of college. In addition to his involvement with the Leadership Institute, Alex coaches debate at Metro High School in New Haven and serves on the board of the Yale Gap Year Network. He is also a member of the Yale Magic Society and Vice-President of the non-profit organization Magicians Without Borders. You can reach him at alexander.posner@yale.edu.


   Jackson Cole    LEAD Year 1 Director

Jackson Cole  LEAD Year 1 Director

Jackson is from Dallas, TX and aspires to be an educator first and foremost. He's a sophomore in Ezra Stiles college, planning to major in Ethics, Politics, and Economics. In the YLI, Jackson hopes to promote discussions about servant leadership across campus and to change the way students think about their relations to the communities around them.


   Berk Manav   Events Co-Director

Berk Manav
Events Co-Director


Bio coming soon!








  Lelina Chang   LEAD Program Director

Lelina Chang
LEAD Program Director

Lelina Chang is a sophomore in TD hailing from Long Island, York. Lelina absolutely loves meeting new people from different backgrounds and listening to intriguing life stories. She has a huge passion for medicine access in underdeveloped countries as well as understanding ways in which we can improve US healthcare. 

She is a pre-med, double majoring in MCDB and Sociology with a concentration in Health and Society. She is also planning to apply for the 5-year BA-BS Masters of Public Health Program.

At Yale, she is currently Yale Ivy Council Head Delegate, a Timothy Dwight College Master’s Aide, an active sophomore rep on Timothy Dwight College Council, and a member of Yale School of Public Health’s Universities Allied for Essential Medicines. She also spends a portion of her week at the Yale Medical School doing research in immunology. Lelina is thrilled about getting to know the new LEAD Year 1 class and developing a strong sense of community among members spanning all four years. 

  Ramiz Colak   Finance Director

Ramiz Colak  Finance Director

Bio coming soon!






   Farah Al Hadid   Outreach Director

Farah Al Hadid
Outreach Director

Farah Alhadid is a junior in Jonathan Edwards College majoring in Political Science. She is also a Global Health Scholar. She comes to Yale from Amman, Jordan. Farah is passionate about international development and humanitarian crises. She has been involved in multiple refugee-assistance programs in the past. At Yale, Farah is a teacher with YIRA's Hemispheres program, co=president on the Arab Students' Association Board. She is also staffing the YIRA SCSY conference and is on the organizing team for the Ivy Leadership Summit. She has previously been Events' Co-Director for YLI. 


  Wei Li   LEAD Year 2 Director

Wei Li
LEAD Year 2 Director

Bio coming soon!