Leadership Los Alamos Profile: Heather Garcia

2015-16 Leadership Los Alamos program graduate Heather Garcia. 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.

The Leadership Los Alamos profile series continues wiht 2016 graduate Heather Garcia of the Los Alamos Fire Department. Photo by Martha Katko

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

Garcia: I moved to Los Alamos in 2008 after graduating from New Mexico State University to work at the Lab and get my MBA.

LLA: Why did you enroll in Leadership Los Alamos? 

Garcia: I love living in Los Alamos, it’s a great place to raise a family. There is so much to do and so many wonderful people. I wanted to be able to give back to the community that now feels like home! But I wasn’t sure where to start or where I could help. My husband, Jordan Garcia, was an Alumni and encouraged me to enroll.

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

Garcia: The networking was amazing! I got to know so many likeminded people with a shared love of Los Alamos.

LLA: What are you doing with what your learned?

Garcia: I am using the lessons I learned in Leadership Los Alamos in my everyday life. Working toward leaving a leadership legacy that I can be proud of.