Meet the Team

Pamela Alvarado


 Pamela Alvarado (she/her/hers/Ella) 

 Director, Payne Center for Leadership Development

 Pam has been working with college students for ten years. Her passion for higher education and student leadership inspired her to provide students with   leadership development opportunities using the Social Change Model. Pam is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership from Colorado State   University. Her top five CliftonStrengths are Input, Individualization, Arranger, Maximizer, and Learner. She is happy to be a part of the Gonzaga community and   work with students, faculty, and staff towards creating positive social change.



Kirsten Bohlen

 Kirsten Bohlen (she/her/hers)

 Program Coordinator, Payne Center for Leadership Development

Kirsten is a California born, Michigan raised, Pennsylvania-Montana-Washington transplant. She deeply resonates with the PCLD mission of expanding access to leadership development. She believes that supporting inclusive leadership and educational opportunities will change our pocket of the world in powerful ways. Kirsten is abundantly grateful for the amazing PCLD team. Leadership is a team sport y'all! 



Payne Fellows

Megan Hayes

 Megan Hayes '21 (she/her/hers) 

 Denver, CO

 Major: Nursing 

 Favorite Place on Campus: Foley Lawn during the first week of Spring

 Favorite Team-Building Activity: Buzz-Rings because nothing beats the rush of getting all the rings to spin at the same time

 Meaningful Leadership Value: The practice of accompaniment in leadership 


Katie Schiefelbein

 Katie Schiefelbein '21 (she/her/hers) 

 Leavenworth, WA

 Major(s): Communication Studies and English

 Favorite Place on Campus: Third floor of the library because it is so peaceful and quiet 

 Favorite Team-Building Activity: The marble run because it requires balance, team work, and communication

 Meaningful Leadership Value: Ability to make everyone feel heard 

Abby Shemwell

 Abby Shemwell '22 (she/her/hers) 

 Draper, UT

 Major: Communication Studies, minor in PR

 Favorite Place on Campus: In the Kennel during basketball games! 

 Favorite Team-Building Activity: The one where everyone goes around and describes their phone wallpaper

 A Meaningful Leadership Value: The ability to collaborate with others and create community 


Felecia Bazie

 Felecia Baize '22 (she/her/hers) 

 Seattle, WA

 Major: Biology, minor in Women and Gender Studies

 Favorite Place on Campus: The common areas on the 2nd or 3rd floor of Hughes hall because it’s quite, warm, and a great study spot!

 Favorite Team-Building Activity: Identity Circle also known as step into the circle, because it builds vulnerability amongst people and allows space for difficult conversations to be had.

 A Meaningful Leadership Value: Creating an inclusive and collaborative space that allows others to have their voices heard.