PLP Student Directors

Mario Navarette

President

Mario is an undergraduate senior at the University of North Texas (UNT) and majoring in Mechanical Engineering Technology with a double minor in Math and Physics. He will be serving as President for the Professional Leadership Program (PLP), and is also a member of NT40. Mario is an Eagle Ambassador for UNT, where he gives tours for prospective students interested in attending the university. He likes meeting new people and having a fun environment around him. Upon graduation, Mario wants to pursue a career in engineering in which he wants to make prosthetics, and where he will combine medical knowledge with technical expertise.

Thomas Dority

Vice President

Hello, my name is Thomas Dority a Student Director and Vice President with the University of North Texas’ Professional Leadership Program. This coming year I will complete my undergraduate education with honors, majoring in Finance and minoring in Professional Business to Business Selling. Prior to my graduation in May 2018, I will be continuing my work as a business development consultant with C.H. Robinson, finishing my last two semesters of classwork and trying to balance a social life!

Before I began my academic career at UNT, I graduated from Edward S. Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Texas. This is where I grew up with my mother and brother, Will, who just recently graduated high school and is now on his way to the University of Arkansas. Additionally, I frequently make trips south towards Austin, Texas to visit my father whom I am also very close with.  Outside of class, work, and the Professional Leadership Program I enjoy spending my free time playing golf, working out at the gym and writing music with my rock band. This year I have also made it a goal to spend more time reading—particularly books about American History and Financial Investments.

Servant-leadership is a quality I take great pride in possessing myself as well as seek to instill in others. The reason I decided to return this year to PLP is to assist and engage new members and the community at large in the pursuit of servant-leadership education. I very much look forward playing an active leadership role with the Professional Leadership Program during the 2017-2018 academic year and can not wait to meet our new members this fall!

Kinjal Desai

Marketing Coordinator

Kinjal Desai serves as the Marketing and Communications Student Director for the Professional Leadership Program. She is also a member of the nation's leading professional business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi. She is an undergraduate senior pursuing a BBA in Entrepreneurship with a focus in Hospitality Management, and plans to graduate in Spring of 2018. Upon graduation, Kinjal hopes to become a corporate event planner, and pursue an MBA in Strategic Management. She has previously held intern positions are Peterbilt and Tyler Technologies, and has a passion for events marketing and education. In her spare time, Kinjal enjoys spending time with her friends and family. Her hobbies include crafting, cooking and baking.

Sola Babatunde

Volunteer Coordinator

Sola Babatunde is a Biology major with a minor in Spanish and Chemistry at the University of North Texas. She will serve as the Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator for the Professional Leadership Program. During her undergraduate career, she has served as the Director of Outreach for the Black Student Union and has been a member of the Medically Dedicated Students Organization. For the upcoming school year, she will be a site leader for Alternative Service Break with the Center for Leadership and Service, as well as a Black Student Experience (BSE) Facilitator.

Upon graduation, Sola is looking to attend graduate school to become a Physician's Assistant. She hopes to channel her passion for working with children and focus her career on pediatrics. With her immaculate listening skills and previous work with young girls, Sola plans to include counseling young girls in her future aspirations.

Edgar Rangel

Social Coordinator

Edgar Rangel is an undergraduate at the University of North Texas (UNT), Majoring in Entrepreneurship and Finance. Currently, he is the President of La Raza Unida that focuses on uniting, building and empowering the Latino/Hispanic community. He is one of the Social Coordinators his focus is to create bonds, friendship and meaningful relationships within Professional Leadership Program. He loves to question everything, have meaningful conversations, learn and serve people. His dream is to change the world and improve the lives of all people in the world. He plans to accomplish this by sharing his experiences with humanity, building businesses and building gateways for everyone in the world. To have the ability to become they want to see in the world.

Diego Enriquez

Project Manager

Diego Enriquez is serving as a Project Manager for the 2017-2018 Professional Leadership Program. He ;is an undergraduate student pursuing a bachelors in Mechanical and Energy Engineering with a minor in Mathematics. He serves on the executive board of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Diego is also an Eagle Ambassador for UNT where he gives tours of the university to prospective students. Outside of class and work, he enjoys running and spending time with friends and family.