Lillian Kahris ’19
Hometown: Buffalo, New York
Major: Industrial and Labor Relations
Minors: Law and Society, Inequality Studies
I work with my community(ies) to address … sexual violence prevention, education inequality and community-controlled economic development.
My friends would say I’m … outspoken, outgoing and passionate.
The best part about the community-engaged leadership program is … learning from my peers.
For my Stage 2 committed project, I … did research with the Partnership for the Public Good in Buffalo, a community-based think tank. I was able to provide my academic research skills and add to the body of research about topics concerning community-controlled economic development.
My community partner(s) taught me … the importance of community wisdom and seeking out diverse perspectives.
I’ve also learned that engaged leaders … are good listeners, are open to feedback/criticism and prioritize critical reflection.
I plan to continue my journey as an engaged leader by … working at a nonprofit or community-based organization.
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