PLP Passport Project: Art of the World – Creating Community in Ecuador

              After living abroad in high school, traveling the world with my family, and even getting an emergency shot in an airport once, the closest I have ever come to culture shock was when Cristina – my Ecuadorian Spanish teacher – was genuinely surprised when I apologized for my… Read More PLP Passport Project: Art of the World – Creating Community in Ecuador

PLP Passport Project: You can take the girl out of the AAC…

Living my best homebody life I made a home in the Anderson Academic Commons’ carrel room. The carrel room is a magical fortress, tucked away in the basement of the AAC but flooded with light by floor-to-ceiling windows facing the tree-lined landscaping outside the library on Evans. It’s where—under the comfort of my favorite Martha… Read More PLP Passport Project: You can take the girl out of the AAC…

PLP Passport Project: Wilderness Medicine – Leadership in the Outdoors

The NOL’s Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is a ten-day program focused on prevention, medical care, and decision-making for injury, illness, and emergencies in remote settings. From April 20th to 29th, I completed this 80-hour course in Estes Park, earning my certificate to be a Wilderness First Responder. Within these ten days, I learned about… Read More PLP Passport Project: Wilderness Medicine – Leadership in the Outdoors

PLP Passport Project: The Youth Assembly at the United Nations

It’s me, Marianne! I am here in New York City as one of several hundred delegates to the United Nations Youth Assembly, each of us representing the youth voice in our local communities across the globe. I have spent the week collaborating with these incredible young people to advocate for local solutions to the 2030… Read More PLP Passport Project: The Youth Assembly at the United Nations

3 Key Takeaways from Leadership in the Real World as Told by a PLP Alum

Last Wednesday, we were fortunate enough to be joined by Neha Sampat, who is of the DU graduating class of 1999, making her the first PLP alum to be the feature of our PLP Speaker Series. Neha was introduced by graduating senior Thomas Enck who, after listing all of Neha’s impressive achievements (I mean, she… Read More 3 Key Takeaways from Leadership in the Real World as Told by a PLP Alum

Exploring Colorado’s Civic DNA at the CLA Summit

Leadership – Responsibility – Inclusivity – Shared Vision – Collaboration We see these words, hear them in classes, they are used as marketing buzzwords for business. What does it actually mean to be responsible, or to share a vision? What does collaboration actually look like? We tackled these daunting questions, defined what these words actually… Read More Exploring Colorado’s Civic DNA at the CLA Summit

Be True to Yourself: A Lesson in Leadership from Colorado State Representative Leslie Herod

In a room full of over two hundred students, there were conversations on who Leslie Herod might be. Little did theses students know that they were about to meet a Colorado State Representative, a woman of Color, and who identifies herself as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. When a person thinks about a state… Read More Be True to Yourself: A Lesson in Leadership from Colorado State Representative Leslie Herod