LLA 2014-15 Leadership Los Alamos graduate Alex Zubelewicz. Photo by Martha Katko
Enrollment is open through June 26 for the Leadership Los Alamos Class of 2016 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.
Alex Zubelewicz, 2015 graduate of Leadership Los Alamos. Photo by Martha Katko
The Q&A profile series continues with Alex Zubelewicz, Special Events Coordinator, IT User Analyst & Campus Safety Coordinator at the University of New Mexico, Los Alamos Branch Campus:
LLA: How many years have you lived and/or worked in Los Alamos?
Zubelewicz: I’ve lived in Los Alamos for about 12 years. I graduated from Los Alamos High School in the Class of 2005 and continued my education at UNM-LA, where I received an associate degree in 2008. Later, I was accepted to Anderson School of Management and graduated with a bachelor degree in 2011. Currently, I work at UNM-Los Alamos and I truly enjoy being a part of the vibrant academic environment.
LLA: Why did you enroll in Leadership Los Alamos?
Zubelewicz: I am very well blended to the local Los Alamos Community and was happy to be a part of the Leadership Los Alamos. I would like to add that my candidacy was supported by my supervisors at UNM-LA. This was truly a great experience.
LLA: What was your biggest “take-away” from the class?
Zubelewicz: Leadership Los Alamos exposed me to the many different local organizations in Los Alamos County and among them small businesses to non-profit organizations. I was surprised to learn that Los Alamos County has more than 200 non-profit organizations. This is a big number! Leadership Los Alamos has transformed me personally making me an even more dedicated citizen of our unique county.
LLA: What are you doing with what your learned?
Zubelewicz: I am being called a professional volunteer. I volunteer in our community and nationwide. As the Leadership class project, I signed up for the Earth Day Festival committee of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and worked closely with former PEEC Marketing Manager Laura Loy. PEEC is a fabulous organization residing in the wonderful Los Alamos Nature Center. This place is truly worth visiting! Recently, I was asked to join the STARS Rotary Club of Los Alamos and was inducted Tuesday, June 16.
Alex Zubelewicz, right, discusses local issues with fellow LLA session member JT Stark. Photo by Martha Katko