LLA participant Lucy Gent Foma performs during a session of the 2014-15 class. 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.
Lucy Gent Foma, 2015 graduate of Leadership Los Alamos. Photo by Martha Katko
The Q&A profile series continues with Lucy Gent Foma, Transportation Planner at Bandelier National Monument:
LLA: How many years have you lived and/or worked in Los Alamos?
Lucy Gent Foma: Two years
LLA: Why did you enroll in Leadership Los Alamos?
Lucy Gent Foma: I wanted to learn more about what’s in Los Alamos and build a better personal connection to this community.
LLA: What was your biggest “take-away” from the class?
Lucy Gent Foma: Los Alamos is awesome! Not just for all the resources it provides for the community but also because it fosters dedicated volunteers who coordinate programs like Leadership Los Alamos. From food to field trips to valuable team-building exercises, LLA was the highlight of my year.
LLA: What are you doing with what you have learned?
Lucy Gent Foma: I have been fostering better relationships with my team at work, practicing public speaking, setting goals for my professional life and looking for opportunities to give back.
LLA participant Lucy Gent Foma, left, during an exercise at a session of the 2014-15 class. Photo by Martha Katko