The Promise Scholarship

Seth Diemond

Boulos Veteran Scholars Graduate Assistant
Seth Diemond Boulos Veteran GA

Office Location

Working Remotely

Phone

207-780-4199

Academic Degrees

  • M.A. in Leadership Studies, USM (in progress)
  • B.A. International Relations and Political Science, USM

Profile

Seth has enjoyed a career working in the non-profit, higher education, and international education fields, including nearly ten years living and working in Tanzania, East Africa. Seth has led and developed programs in education, healthcare, permaculture, tourism, and study abroad. After completing his graduate studies, Seth hopes to continue his career in both education and non-profit work in a way that provides meaningful learning opportunities for others while contributing to the development of future leaders.  

Describe your role as the Graduate Assistant for the Boulos Veteran Scholars.

To cultivate and maintain an intimate and dedicated network of support for Boulos Veterans Scholarship recipients as they work to complete their degree program. To conceptualize, coordinate and assess a veteran to veteran mentoring program. With supplemental support from USM Veteran Services and the USM Foundation, work to identify internal and external community members who wish to serve as a mentor to scholarship recipients.

Why are you excited about this GA position?

I am excited about this GA position for two main reasons. First, throughout my career and my studies I have come to believe that having a positive experience with a mentor is one of the most beneficial relationships that an individual can have. I am lucky to have both benefited from some great mentors along my own journey and, I hope, to have provided positive mentorship to others. I am excited to contribute to a program that seeks to facilitate these relationships for current undergraduate students who will soon be taking the next steps in their own professional journeys. Second, I was excited by the opportunity to work on a new project that, in many ways, represents an intersection of my experience facilitating mentorships for youth in East Africa and what I have learned through coursework in the Leadership Studies master’s program.