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Brittany Packard

Student Leader: Mary Canty

I would say the thing that stuck with me the most is that the network of leaders (while I was still in school) was so strong. Even if I didn't have a specific connection all the leaders, it was nice having a familiar face in classes and older students to get advice from with respect to courses, professors, etc."

What did serving as a Student Leader mean to you? What motivated you to participate?
The thing that motivated me to become a leader the most is my experience freshman year. I didn't really enjoy my time in EAS 140, not due to a bad leader or bad TA, but mostly due to a challenging transition from high school to college. To me at the time, it seemed like everyone else (leaders, fellow students etc.) just "got" it. I certainly didn't get it. So it was really important for me to apply to become a leader and try to be the person that I needed freshman year. Even if I didn't necessarily change the course content, I could be there to encourage students that were struggling and foster an environment within the groups I led in which mistakes are 100% okay and creativity is encouraged (even if the ideas are not as extravagant as others)

A memory that remains with me from my Student Leader days is:
Although a specific memory doesn't come to mind, my time as a student leader still had a profound effect on my time in college. I would say the thing that stuck with me the most is that the network of leaders (while I was still in school) was so strong. Even if I didn't have a specific connection all the leaders, it was nice having a familiar face in classes and older students to get advice from with respect to courses, professors, etc. For leaders, the mentorship and community continues past EAS 140 within our own leader group in addition to the community and mentorship within our engineering class.