PLP Passport Project: Malaria Prevention and General Hygiene Education in Rural Kenya

This June I had the opportunity to return to Kilgoris, Kenya with The Kilgoris Project (TKP). While I was there I facilitated leadership enrichment workshops, taught various classroom lessons, and assisted with student health examinations and the administering of various medications at each of the TKP campuses. When asked about my time in Kilgoris, I… Read More PLP Passport Project: Malaria Prevention and General Hygiene Education in Rural Kenya

PLP Passport Project: Denver District Attorney Victim Advocate

This spring I had the incredible opportunity to intern at the Denver District Attorney’s Office. I worked for three months with the victim advocates department in the Family Violence Unit. This was a wonderful professional and personal opportunity and was made possible entirely by the PLP Passport Fund. My experience at the office lasted three… Read More PLP Passport Project: Denver District Attorney Victim Advocate

PLP Passport Project: AIESEC Internship with Escuela Martin Buber in Buenos Aires

One key lesson I have taken away from my first two years in the Pioneer Leadership Program is that the greatest leaders are able to make the most out of what is given to them. Some of the best examples of what I would consider leadership occurred when someone was faced with the unexpected but… Read More PLP Passport Project: AIESEC Internship with Escuela Martin Buber in Buenos Aires

Do Everything with Good Intentions, with Passion, and with Consideration for Others: Lessons from General George W. Casey

When I left General George Casey’s presentation last Wednesday, I found myself reinvigorated with motivation and excitement for my future as a leader.  It wasn’t because I am planning on becoming a Four-Star General, Army Chief of Staff or anything, but because his advice was so applicable to my life, despite my lack of desire… Read More Do Everything with Good Intentions, with Passion, and with Consideration for Others: Lessons from General George W. Casey

PLP Passport Project: One Colorado Nonprofit Organization Marketing Internship

Dismantling Health Inequities of LGBT Coloradans On a national level, Americans face the adversity of attaining access to affordable, quality health care. Even more so, those that identify as LGBTIQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer-Questioning). It has come to conclusion that challenges that the LGBTIQA community face in relation to affordable health care… Read More PLP Passport Project: One Colorado Nonprofit Organization Marketing Internship

PLP Passport Project: Documenting Stories of the Santiago Atitlán Massacre

Looking across the lake toward Santiago Atitlán It was early in the morning when we arrived at Andrea’s house. The roosters were still crowing all over town, ensuring that nobody would miss out on the beautiful weather, and the sound of hands slapping the corn masa to prepare the tortillas for breakfast was only drowned… Read More PLP Passport Project: Documenting Stories of the Santiago Atitlán Massacre

PLP Passport Project: Humanitarian Trip to India and Nepal

Over Winter Quarter, I had the opportunity to partake in a three-week humanitarian trip to Nagercoil, India and Bhaktapur, Nepal with the Invictus Initiative. The Invictus Initiative is a non-profit organization that seeks to build lasting relationships with impoverished communities in order to develop sustainable solutions to improve the quality of life of individuals in… Read More PLP Passport Project: Humanitarian Trip to India and Nepal