Several alumni from the El Pomar Fellowship share their favorite parts of this program and how it influenced their personal and professional journey.
Claire Girardeau, a 1st Year Fellow with El Pomar, discusses how her understanding of community service has evolved over recent years. She hopes her experience as a Fellow will teach her how to channel time and resources into well-informed endeavors that address community need.
Kathryn Benson, a 1st Year Fellow with El Pomar, describes how her work at the Foundations has introduced her to the incredible diversity of Colorado and expresses her excitement to work with the Northwest Regional Council.
Jonathan Royal, a 1st Year Fellow with El Pomar, explains his perspective on service through the experiences he had directing a youth center in a low-income neighborhood. To Jonathan, service is about building bridges across divisions and healing wounds through mutual connection.
Hannah Grace, a 1st Year Fellow with El Pomar, reflects on how her Army ROTC cultural exchange program with the Rwanda Defense Force has informed the style of leadership she hopes to emulate.
Sam Hinkle, a 1st Year Fellow with El Pomar, explores a formative leadership experience while helping run an annual restoration workshop in the Valle Vidal of northern New Mexico. This role helped him formulate what kind of leader he wants to be looking forward.
El Pomar Fellowship alumnus Matt Nuñez reflects on the economic evolution of rural Colorado given his past experience with the Telluride Foundation and his current position as an Economic Development Specialist for the City of Glenwood Springs.
Fellow Alumnus Terrell Brown explains his path from basketball to the Fellowship, and how he is tying his passions for sport and service together through "Hillside Connection."
2nd Year Fellow, Morgan Harrison, is currently working at the American Council of Young Political Leaders in Washington D.C. Check here for an update on Morgan's experience!
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