Center for Student Engagement & Leadership

Keynote Speaker at Leadership Is You!


Keynote Speaker: Marli Williams

Marli Williams
Marli Williams

Marli Williams has been developing leaders for the past 10 years. As an educator she was one of the top ranked professors at her college by her students and was nationally nominated for the outstanding young professional of the year.

Marli founded a unique outdoor orientation program that helped hundreds of college students to build their courage and confidence as leaders.

Marli was among 12 people chosen from around the world to be a Public Allies AmeriCorps Teaching Fellow where she designed leadership courses that were nationally implemented.

Marli graduated Magna Cum Laude from Western Washington University and holds a master’s degree in education.

She has organized multiple TEDx events and was trusted to coordinate regional conferences for experiential educators.

When she’s not speaking to students and educators, writing, or creating videos for her website, you can find her climbing 14,000-foot mountains and hiking thousands of miles outdoors. In fact, she has spent up to 50 days in a row living in the outdoors.