Leadership

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." -Mahatma Gandhi

Leadership Philosophy

My leadership philosophy is to serve with a smile and be enthusiastic in my pursuits.

A leader should stay true to their beliefs even when put in a difficult situation. A leader should challenge other views and be open to change, recognizing when to step in and when to take a step back. To lead, one must first learn how to follow in the footsteps of others. Listening is also leading.

Most importantly, a leader is not born; a leader is made, and defined, through the obstacles overcome.

TEDxBoston University

Ideas worth sharing; a collaborative effort

TEDxBoston University 2019 was one of the highlights of my second semester at Boston University. I worked with a team of 5 other students who were motivated to make this an event to share and listen to ideas.

Title: Community Relations Coordinator

Tasks: Connected with Boston University's Dean of Students, community members, and students in the Boston area

Pictured with Vice Mayor Carrasco at National Night Out in 2018

San José City Hall Intern

Intern for Vice Mayor Magdalena Carrasco, District 5 (Summer 2018)

Some of my tasks included answering the phone and helping constituents, tabling at community events, designing flyers, compiling information on Microsoft Excel, doing research on policy, getting volunteers for our annual National Night Out event, writing for the monthly newsletter, collaborating with other interns, printing, emailing, and much more. I would say that there was never a normal day in the office. I remember my first day at the internship—I was given a stack of people to call, and it was very intimidating but by the end of the summer, I was able to answer phone calls and speak with no hesitation.

Student Government

"To lead is to listen... From Community College Student Body President to Boston University College Senator"

I've always had a passion for leading and serving others and I found that the best way to instill change in a college environment is through student government. I was elected to be a voice for the students, representing over 2,000 undergraduates as a College Senator.


Lessons Learned:

  • Delegate tasks! I can't do everything on my own and I need to learn to trust my fellow colleagues to assist me.
  • Don't be afraid to speak up and put what is best for the student population forward. They are the center of my attention
  • Ask questions, always!