Catholic Leadership Team (CLT)

CLT is our student leadership council and a registered student organization in the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU). The CLT consists of student volunteers who share their gifts with our community. They are the hands and feet of the Catholic ministry here at Stanford, planning spiritual, educational and social events to help students build community and grow in their faith. If you would like to get involved by developing your leadership skills and sharing your gifts with the Stanford community, contact our Campus Minister, Lourdes Alonso.

CLT Members for 2013-14

My name is Amy Harris, and I'm a senior from Alliance, Nebraska majoring in International Relations with a minor in Education. Over the past few years, I have been active in a variety of CC@S events including retreats, service trips to work with an HIV/AIDS center in Las Vegas, alternative spring breaks, fellowship events, rosary, and ESTEEM, a Catholic faith formation, leadership, and mentorship organization. I have also served on the Catholic Leadership Team as Fellowship Director, and am currently serving as President. During my time with CC@S, I have had countless opportunities to connect to people, places, and experiences that have constantly expanded the lens with which I view my faith. I look forward to meeting you and continuing to grow in faith together! Feel free to contact me to learn more about the community at

I'm Karl Kumodzi, and I'm a senior majoring in History and minoring in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. I was born in Togo, but grew up in Las Vegas, NV. In my time with CC@S, I've been on service trips to Las Vegas and El Salvador, to RE Conference, and I've been the Social Justice Chair. This year, I'm co-leading the fellowship team with Natalie. Being a part of the Catholic Community at Stanford has really helped me grow in my faith at a critical time in my life and has been an integral part of my Stanford experience. I hope that you'll take the time to explore the possibilities that this inclusive, nourishing, and loving community has to offer!

I'm Natalie Hernandez, a senior from Tucson, Arizona majoring in Human Biology. These past few years I have been extensively involved in the Catholic Community at Stanford as a lector and member of the Catholic Leadership Team (CLT). I was on the Social Justice Committee where I volunteered to make and serve food for the homeless as well as organize the very first CC@S Blood Drive. I've been on retreats and on a spring break immersion trip to the Arizona-Mexico border, and this year I am the co-chair for the Fellowship Committee on the CLT. I hope you can learn to call the Catholic Community at Stanford your home, as I did!

My name is Elisa Figueroa, and I'm a junior majoring in History and the Law. I'm originally from Herndon, Virginia. When I was a freshman at Stanford, I was a little worried about how I would maintain my faith life at a new school in a part of the country that I was very unfamiliar with. Thankfully, The Catholic Community at Stanford welcomed me with open arms and has become one of my favorite aspects of life at Stanford. From attending daily Mass and rosary to volunteering at St. Anthony's Soup Kitchen, CC@S offers a wide array of opportunities to grow in your faith and foster an incredible community with amazing people. To all new members of the Catholic Community at Stanford, I am so happy that you are joining us!! I can't wait to meet all of you and am looking forward to growing in Christ together. God bless you all!

My name is Margaret Koehler, and I'm a senior from Monument, Colorado majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Math. During my time with CC@S, I have lead Rosary on campus, gone on retreats, participated in a women's small group, participated in many social events, and more. CC@S is a great community, and I'm always happy to get to know new people!

I'm Cesar Ambriz, and I'm a senior majoring in Mechanical Engineering. I was born and raised in Mexico until I was nine, before moving to Modesto, California. In addition to my role leading the Social Justice ministry team this year, I have also traveled to El Salvador and the Arizona-Mexico border for CC@S alternative spring break trips, organized monthly events for SPOON (The Stanford Project on Hunger), and attended retreats.