The Student Engagement and Applied Leadership (SEAL) Center is located in Bell Tower East 1769 and houses Student Leadership Programs.  The SEAL Center is overseen by the Director of Student Engagement, and is staffed by experienced student leaders and as a location for aspiring and current student leaders to gain information about leadership opportunities and trainings on campus.  Various resources for clubs and organizations are also available in the SEAL Center

Contacting the SEAL Center


  • Monday 9am-5pm
  • Tuesday 9am-7pm
  • Wednesday 9am-7pm
  • Thursday 9am-7pm
  • Friday 9am-5pm
  • Closed Saturday & Sunday

SEAL Center Staff

The SEAL Center is staffed by Leadership Assistants and a SEAL Center lead who are student assistants trained in club/organization-related processes and procedures as well as leadership skills and theory.  

Mar-Kell Law - SEAL Center Lead

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Hello, my name is Mar-Kell Law. I am a senior from San Diego studying Communication with an emphasis in Business and Nonprofit and minoring in English. I believe great leaders are accountable and integral. In order to succeed in a leadership position on  e must fully serve their constituents unconditionally. I currently am involved in several clubs (CI Black Student Union, Island News,Alpha Nu Eta), Student Government, CI View, and have previously served the student body as a student assistant in Housing and Residential Education. I believe by becoming involved you are given the opportunity to meet with other ambitious and outgoing students as well as network with well-informed and supportive professors. There are so many special memories I have created at CI, but among my most favorites are the ones created by my involvement with Island News. I encourage everyone to discover all that CI has to offer and to make the most of their experience.

Markell Bishop – Leadership Assistant

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My name is Markell Bishop. I am a fourth year Biology major and Chemistry minor. I am originally from Riverside, California, but I came to Channel Islands from Victorville, California, where I graduated from Silverado High School. I believe that great leaders are nurturers. Leaders should care for and encourage the growth and development of those they interact with. I was a Resident Assistant for the past two years and an Orientation Leader for the past three years. I have also served on the New Student Orientation and Transition Committee as well as the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Committee. Being involved during my time here at CI has allowed me to come out of my shell and develop my leadership skills. Being involved also allowed me to make important connections that will last a lifetime. My involvement is allowing me to take advantage of all the great things that CI has to offer its students.

Jennifer Solomon – Leadership Assistant

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Hello, my name is Jen. I am from Thousand Oaks, CA and I am currently in my fourth year at CI, studying Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Special Education as well as Psychology. I am so excited to serve you and I am enthusiastic about the importance of getting involved in clubs and organizations as well as leadership opportunities on campus. I look forward to helping in any way I can throughout the year and am passionate about making students feel at home and accepted at CI. I am currently the President of the CI Transfers organization and I am involved in Gamma beta Phi honor society. I have previously worked in Housing and Residential Education as a Resident Assistant and Leader Program Assistant as well as with New Student Orientation and Transition Programs as an Orientation Leader. I strongly believe in the importance of building connections as well as improving on the skills that future employers are looking for, and definitely encourage all students to utilize their time at CI and to step out of their comfort zones and get involved. Any type of person can be a leader!

Kasey Mandelbaum - Leadership Assistant

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Hi! My name is Kasey Mandelbaum and I am a sophomore here at CI. I'm a communications major with a possible minor in psychology. I've been involved with POD Squad for the two years I have been here. I'm super excited to be working for our school because from the first week of classes, I knew I had picked the right school. I believe in the importance of getting involved because I know how boring it can be to just sit in your dorm all day. My mission is to make my fellow student see how rewarding and fun it can be to meet new people through our many clubs and organizations here on campus and help serve all of you in any way that I can.