LLA graduate James Robinson at the Valles Calderas Environmental Session. Photo by Martha Katko
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.
James Robinson, 2016 graduate of Leadership Los Alamos. Photo by Martha Katko
The Q&A profile series continues with James Robinson:
LLA: How many years have you lived and/or worked in Los Alamos?
Robinson: I have lived in Los Alamos most of my life. In the third grade, my parents moved us down to Espanola, but Los Alamos was where I spent all my time. Then, in 2013, I decided to move back to Los Alamos.
LLA: Why did you enroll in Leadership Los Alamos?
Robinson: After attempting to run for the UNM-LA Advisory Board, I was told by an alumni to look into the program. After talking with her, and looking up what the program provided, I thought it would be a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Los Alamos, leadership, and opportunities to make the community better.
LLA: What was your biggest “take-away” from the class?
Robinson: My biggest take away from the class was to recognize the diverse community we have here in Los Alamos. We are blessed to have so many people from so many different backgrounds. Learning how to recognize the differences and bring them together to help Los Alamos was a wonderful skill to learn. Working together to help Los Alamos was a wonderful skill to learn.
LLA: What are you doing with what your learned?
Robinson: After Leadership, I have put what I learned into practice by beginning to help UNM-LA and be more assertive in recognizing opportunities to help the community.