Brian Ixtlahuac, Graduate Assistant for the Grand Challenges Scholars Program 

Brian Ixtlahuac is a graduate assistant within the College of Engineering Leadership Academy, focsuing primarily on the Grand Challenges Scholars Program and the Catalyst Scholars Program. Brian's primary responsibilities inculde coordinating and expanding the Grand Challenges Scholars Program for engineering students to serve people and socitey through the 14 challenges required to deliver changes to coming generations. In addition, he supports and coordinates students within the Catalyst Scholars Program by providing resources, mentorship, and workshops.

Brian seeks to help develop students' leadership and professional skills through workshops and opportunities within the GCSP's transformational programs framework. While also working with the Catalyst students to help build a steady foundation and build their skills through connecting them with opportunities: internships, research, and mentorships. Brian has been a part of many student organizations in his undergraduate career and hopes to spark that same ambition in both student groups, and to help engage and promote inclusivity throughout campus to become a holistic student. He is excited to connect with both the Grand Challenge Scholar Program and Catalyst students and watch their growth as engineers for the next couple of years.


M.S ., College Student Services Administration, Oregon State University *In Progress*

B.A., International Studies, Willamette University 

B.A., Spanish, Willamette University