My involvement with the SPA Leadership Program has expanded my understanding of leadership both as an individual and a team player. Through implementing a Social Action Project with six other team members and raising over $300 to benefit veterans, I learned the importance of trust and flexibility. My other leadership endeavors on campus have included being the Corporate Sponsorships Chair for American University’s Dance Marathon and tutoring with DC Reads. Throughout my leadership experiences, the communication and team work skills I developed with the SPA Leadership Program have been invaluable. My passion for service led me to join Alpha Phi Omega, American University’s professional service fraternity. As a member of APO, I have learned about incredible projects by organizations throughout D.C. They have inspired me to continue my leadership education to create meaningful change and have a positive impact on the world.