Leadership Los Alamos Profile: Gabriel Baca

LLA 2015-16 Leadership Los Alamos graduate Gabriel Baca. Photo by Martha Katko

LLA News:

Enrollment is open through June 25 for the Leadership Los Alamos Class of 2017 and everyone is welcome to apply.

Between now and then, the Los Alamos Daily Post is publishing a series of Q&A profiles on recent LLA graduates who talk about their experience in the program.

Leadership Los Alamos is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), tax exempt organization founded to identify current and emerging leaders in the Los Alamos community, enhance their leadership skills, and deepen their knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing our area.  

In the Leadership Los Alamos program, participants learn as much about themselves as they do about leadership, teamwork and the community. To learn more, visit About Leadership Los Alamos and Applying to the Program.

Gabriel Baca, 2016 graduate of Leadership Los Alamos. Photo by Martha Katko

The Q&A profile series continues with Gabriel Baca, Adult Basic Education, UNM-Los Alamos:

LLA: How many years have you lived and/or worked in Los Alamos?

BACA: Almost a year and a half.

LLA: Why did you enroll in Leadership Los Alamos?

BACA: I thought it would be a great way to get to know people and organizations around Los Alamos and learn ways UNM-LA could be more involved in the community.

LLA: What was your biggest “take-away” from the class?

BACA: Ordinary folks can and do make a difference right here.

LLA: What are you doing with what you learned?

BACA: I’m trying to apply what I learned from my classmates and our sessions into my work and life. Another thing is connecting people and resources to meet needs outside of my regular experience.