The Dynamic Duo: Back at it Again – A Relay For Life Reflection

If I learned anything from the first-semester of my freshmen year, I work EXTREMELY WELL with one of my great friends Emily Wessel. I met Emily through us both being members of the Leader Advancement Scholar cohort of 2016, and we grew very close to being partners in our debate class that year. Emily and…

2017-2018: An Adaptable Year in Review

I’ll be completely honest, coming back to CMU in August 2017… I couldn’t have looked less forward to being back here and I had a pretty pessimistic view of the whole experience. I really didn’t want to come back to Central in the fall. I didn’t have the greatest end of my first semester of…

The “Luxury” of Obliviousness – A HDF 110 Reflection

In HDF 110 Oppression: Roots & Impact, a required course for my Leadership minor and LAS requirement, we learned an in-depth history of oppression. Though every subject we discussed in this class shocked and affected me deeply, there was one term we learned about that really hit home. During one of the first few class periods…

My “Why” Statement

In LDR 200, we were required to watch the “Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action” TED talk. Throughout the talk, Sinek placed a major focus on the idea that “People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it.” This concept is explored through the ‘Golden Circle’; the What, How, and Why…

That Time a Water Park Helped Me Build Connections

In the beginning of November, I had the privilege of going on a weekend trip to Great Wolf Lodge entitled, Connections Conference. Hosted by The Leadership Institute, the conference brought together LAS members and other students leaders on campus to discuss relevant issues in our communities with an intent to create strategies around these problems in order…