As a graduating senior from American University’s class of 2021, and a member of the SPA leadership program, I have learned a great deal about leadership and how it interacts with the public sector from my coursework, leadership activities, and professional experiences. Throughout my collegiate years, I have been an AU Ambassador and a teaching assistant for the SPA leadership program. In addition, I have held various internships ranging from working for the Detective’s Unit in Washington D.C., to working part time with a civil law firm. Using my degree in Interdisciplinary Studies: Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government (CLEG) and these experiences, I hope to pursue a career in national security and public safety. My goal has always been to make a difference in society through preventing catastrophe before it happens, and always being prepared to help those in need recover from the devastation that was not prevented. From my studies and experiences I plan to further develop myself to complete these goals, and am eager to see what the future holds.