When I got involved with the Center for Leadership, it was in the first ever offered Emerging Leaders Series during my first quarter at Cal Poly. I fell in love with the content covered in the series, and the genuine kindness and encouragement I received from folks already involved with the Center. As a first year, I had been searching for a place on campus to be a true home for me, and as soon as I began to learn more about the Center’s values and roles in facilitating leadership education for students, I knew it was exactly where I belonged. Being a Peer Leader in the Center for Leadership has allowed me to better understand who I am as a leader and human being, and how the things I do, think, and say have the potential to greatly impact those around me. Thanks to my work in the Center, I have recognized my passions for interpersonal connections, empathy, and helping others to better develop themselves to achieve their own goals, all of which has informed my future career goals. Ultimately, my Cal Poly experience would be incomplete without the Center for Leadership. No matter how students begin connecting with the Center, I know that every one of them will come away with a greater sense of self understanding, human connection, and efficacy to be the change they want to see on our campus and in the world.