Major: Agriculture (option in Agriculture Science and Education)
Hometown: Auburn, CA
Program Position: Program Coordinator | Freshman Leadership Opportunity (FLO)
How did you first get connected with Freshman Leadership Opportunity (FLO)?
I first became connected with the FLO program as a freshman at Chico State. Throughout my time as a program participant, I was able to find a loving community here as well as refine my leadership skills. I really valued the fact that FLO was a safe place for students to come with the many stressors that students face their first year, and was consistently impressed with the leadership series. FLO has been a cornerstone of my personal growth at this university, and kick started my involvement on campus.
How would you describe your role as FLO Program coordinator?
My job as the FLO Program Coordinator is to oversee the logistics of the program, support the FLO facilitators, and monitor the progress of our students.
What does working at FLO do for you personally, professionally, or academically?
Working for FLO has been an incredible resource for developing a strong professional network across campus. I’ve met countless colleagues and professional staff members that have become mentors to me, and I will always be grateful to the program for that. On a personal level, FLO has given me the confidence to be a more ambitious, active, and assertive leader in all spheres of my life.
What do YOU bring to the table in your role as the coordinator for FLO?
I am able to bring a strong background in leadership development and workshop facilitation to my work for FLO, as well as an authentic desire to help first year students succeed on this campus and in life.
What are your career plans and how does your role with the Associated Students better prepare you for that path?
I plan to become a high school agriculture teacher after I leave Chico State, so my role as a Program Coordinator has helped me refine my organization, planning, programming, and mentorship skills. My role in the Associated Students very easily translates into my career plans.