Arthur (Trey) Carlisle
Class of 2020
I believe being a student leader is using your gifts, passions, and personality to give back to others and the entire campus community in your own unique way.
Concentration: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Hometown: Monterey Park, CA
Q: What are you involved in at Soka and in your community?
A: On campus: president of Dance For a Cause, officer for Y.E.S. G.I.V.E (Youth Education Support Global Involvement and the Value of Empowerment), and annual choreographer for class of 2020’s Soka Fest performance. In the community: peer mentor and ambassador for the Music in Common program, correspondent and ambassador for the My Hero Project, student ambassador for Walking While Black: L.O.V.E. is the Answer film campaign, facilitated dance and cultural exchange workshops at Nanjing, China, while studying abroad, annual motivational speaker/performer at the Maryvale Orphanage holiday party, train in dance with VersaStyle Dance Company, and train in dance and cross-cultural communication with Dance and Dialogue and Give A Beat.
Q: What are three words that describe you?
Grateful, passionate, and caring.
Q: In one sentence, describe what being a student leader means to you.
A: I believe being a student leader is using your gifts, passions, and personality to give back to others and the entire campus community in your own unique way.
Q: What do you do to prioritize self-care?
A: I try to organize my day and semesters so that I always have time to do things that bring me joy and peace (e.g. dancing, playing music, spending time with friends, watching comedians, talking to mentors/counselors, reflecting what I am grateful for and what I hope to achieve).
Q: What is your favorite quote or life motto?
A: My favorite quote is “The universe doesn’t call those who are qualified. The universe qualifies those who are called!”