Minor: Leadership Studies
Hometown: Overland Park, KS
I wanted to become an ambassador because freshman year I fell in love with the School of Leadership Studies. LEAD 212 was the very first class I had as a college student here at Kansas State. I immediately was drawn to the energy of the school, most of which stemmed from the faculty and students who were around the building so often. I really got a lot from the Strengths lesson in LEAD 212 and because of that saw a lot of potential for personal growth. I was able to see how everything I was learning in my classes could be applied to all aspects of my life and that really stood out to me. My class leader was a part of ambassadors and talked about how great his experience as well as encouraged me to apply. I am so happy to be a part of this organization because I have met some of the most passionate people I have met at K-State because of it.
Favorite Leadership Studies memory:
It is hard for me to pick just one of my favorite memories from ambassadors. One of my favorites is each year having the chance to work at the K-State Open House at the Leadership Studies Building. Getting to work along with other ambassadors and interact with students excited to learn about leadership studies is a lot of fun. Another one of my favorites was when we went bowling in the K-State union as a group. I always enjoy our social events as ambassadors and getting to spend time with all of the wonderful people involved in the organization.
Favorite Leadership quote:
"I think leadership comes from integrity – that you do whatever you ask others to do. I think there are non-obvious ways to lead. Just by providing a good example as a parent, a friend, a neighbor makes it possible for other people to see better ways to do things. Leadership does not need to be a dramatic, fist in the air and trumpets blaring, activity." -Scott Berkun