Mary Gates Endowment For Students

Sabrina Lopez Elejalde

Mary Gates Leadership Scholar, Winter 2022

Leadership Project: Students Perspectives Into Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Project Description: The project consists in bringing a student perspective to applying diversification tactics within a private school.

What have you learned throughout your leadership project?

Before starting this project, I did not believe it was in me to be able to make such an impact within my high school and college communities. I have learned that I need to listen, lean into discomfort, and be open to everything those around me have to say. Growth begins when we are able to step out of our comfort zone. 

What piece of advice do you have for future applicants?

Never let your curiosity go.