Shamsa is the brainchild behind SOUL’s vision of ‘Empower students to take on the world.’ She has a passion for mentoring students in developing leadership skills and has worked with SOUL Leaders to develop programs that are aligned with SOUL’s mission ‘To cultivate leaders of tomorrow through student mentorship, environmental stewardship and a whole lot of organic gardening. Here's what Shamsa had to say about her experience: "I am convinced that today’s competitive enviro
Maitland Gurney is a freshman in the Exploratory Studies program with intent to CODA into Accounting. In the SOUL Garden, however, she is a leader with the infrastructure team. Maitland joined the SOUL Garden team in order to gain leadership and communication skills along with getting herself out of her “comfort zone” through experiences and learning new things while also engaging in community service to give back to the community around NC State.
In joining the SOUL team
Andrew Harrell is a first-year master student studying Landscape Architecture at NC State. He plays many roles at the SOUL garden, including Senior Landscape Designer, Finance Coordinator and Student Government Sustainability Liaison. Andrew joined the SOUL team in order to connect with people, to grow food and to teach others how to garden. When asked to elaborate on this, Andrew said “Gardening has been an inspiration for my career in Landscape Architecture as well as a way