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2016-2017 NYU Leadership Fellows

Two sophomores and two juniors will benefit from the year-long program

Oct 4, 2016

2016-2017 NYU Leadership Fellows

(l to r): Connor Borden, Areerat Worawongwasu, and Patrick Bova - photo by Alexandra Mawe; (not pictured): Emily Bellor

Gallatin is well represented in this year’s cohort of NYU Leadership Fellows, with sophomores Connor Borden and Areerat Worawongwasu and juniors Emily Bellor and Patrick Bova joining a group of 24 students from across the University who have been selected as fellows based on their potential to lead, their ability to collaborate across difference, and their commitment to learning and growth.

Their concentrations range from global public health and international labor policy (Borden) to the practice of artistic activism (Bellor) to art history, visual studies, and social change through the arts (Bova) to sustainable development and human rights (Worawongwasu).

“I’m grateful,” says Bova, “that such a program exists at NYU that encourages students individually—and within a group context—to build a better sense of themselves as leaders and to work with others and collaborate. I’m excited to challenge myself in this new, intensive environment and to see how I can grow.”

Over the course of the academic year, the fellows will participate in leadership workshops, work one-on-one with a leadership coach, and complete a team challenge to practice skills transferable to other leadership activities and careers. A year-long leadership development program, the NYU Leadership Fellows Initiative is designed to empower undergraduate students with the skills that will allow them to work collaboratively to turn what they envision into action.