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

On Cookies and Revolutions: Exercising Civic Health with Evan Weissman

“Think of everything you currently own.” When Evan Weissman posed this prompt to the second-year PLPers during the speaker event, most of the responses ranged from personal belongings, like cell phones or clothes, to books and pens and skis. But, when Mr. Weissman asked about public spaces, natural resources, and the air we breathe, nearly… Read More On Cookies and Revolutions: Exercising Civic Health with Evan Weissman

Colorado Leadership Alliance Leadership Exchange: Salt Lake City

In September, I had the pleasure and the privilege to attend the Colorado Leadership Alliance’s Leadership Exchange Program (LEX) in Salt Lake City, Utah. As one of two students in attendance, it was an amazing privilege and honor to be representing the Pioneer Leadership Program, along with the University of Denver, during our three-day visit… Read More Colorado Leadership Alliance Leadership Exchange: Salt Lake City

PLP Passport Project: The Golden Danish Triangle

Denmark is internationally renowned for its high taxes, social welfare programs, and breakfast pastries. While popular culture may stereotype Denmark as a socialist utopia, like Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton did in the 2016 Democratic Primary, it’s a bit more complex: Denmark was ranked by Forbes magazine as the best country in the world for… Read More PLP Passport Project: The Golden Danish Triangle

Imagine a Great Leader: Talking with Federico Peña

Former Denver Mayor Federico Peña is, perhaps, the epitome of the “leader as a community steward” profile. While his leadership inspiration derives from some of the greatest names to have impacted our world, such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Cesar Chavez, and John F. Kennedy, his humble, yet effective approach to serving the needs… Read More Imagine a Great Leader: Talking with Federico Peña

PLP Passport Project: U.S. Department of State Student Internship

This summer I was selected to be an intern at the US Embassy in Abu Dhabi, UAE with the State Department Internship Program and had some of the best learning and cultural experiences of my life. The ten weeks I spent in the management section were very informative, interesting, and fun. I worked on projects… Read More PLP Passport Project: U.S. Department of State Student Internship