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I really think it’s our student leaders who will help this University continue expanding. Leadership isn’t just about leading people. It’s almost the opposite. You have to look at the people you lead as leaders themselves. Your role is to make sure their efforts help the whole team. I love when someone stands up and talks passionately about a topic — whether it’s something they hate or something they love. Good leaders are motivated to create change by themselves. Great leaders speak up and inspire people around them to also take action. Growing this culture of accountability is how we become the university of the future — it’s how we stay phenomenal.Sofia Martinez ’22
Sofia Martinez ’22 is a first-generation college student at the University of New Haven. A communications major, Martinez also serves as class president and is a senate member of the University’s Undergraduate Student Government Association (USGA).