Leadership Team


Neal A. Lester, PhD

Founding Director, Project Humanities
Foundation Professor of English

Shana Tobkin

Coordinator, Project Humanities
BS in Psychology

Jocelyn Ohl

Coordinator, Project Humanities
M.Ed. Secondary Education

Rachel Sondgeroth

Program Coordinator, Project Humanities
B.A. in Religious Studies and Global Studies

Dr. Michelle Melton 

Community Ambassador, Project Humanities
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Melton Psychology Group, LLC

Hayden Rodrigue

Student worker, Graphic Designer

Majors: Marketing and Business Data Analytics



Khadija Muhammad

Student worker, Communications Coordinator
Masters program in History


Jessie Valo


Majors: Government and Politics, and Environmental Science 


Emma Strouse

USL Intern
Major: Chinese


High School Intern
11th grade
Chandler, AZ

Tireek Cody

Videography and Photography Intern
Undergraduate Student
Film and Media Studies


High School Intern
11th grade
Phoenix, AZ