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18F Management and Leadership with Excellence

18F MLDP Excellence

18F Management Leadership Development Program participants who completed the program with excellence. Photo by Yanling Lei.

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Photo Caption: Front row: Olivia Harvey ’19, Mikeala O’Brien ’21; Back row: Will Synnott ’21, Jessica McDermott ’21, Julia Snodgrass ’21, Yazmin Ochoa Flores ’21, Gabriella Horton ’20, Will French ’21; Missing from photo: Lauren Sapone ’20, Zoe Schwartzman ’21, Cindy Shen ’21, Rylee Stone ’21


Each term the Management and Leadership Development Program provides students with the opportunity to reflect on their leadership experience and build the skills to be more effective leaders. At the close of the program, participants are asked to nominate their peers for excellence. When nominating, students are asked to explain why their nominees made their experience in MLDP more beneficial and how their nominees provided an excellent example of leadership during the program. At the end of the term, students must have perfect attendance and be nominated multiple times, by multiple peers to complete the program with excellence. Below are the collaborated comments about those who completed the Management and Leadership Development Program with excellence in Fall 2018.


Will French ’21 excelled in MLDP this term. He demonstrated clear engagement in discussion and discourse throughout the term and was a thoughtful team player who always looked for ways to open conversations to his peers. Congratulations Will! 


Olivia Harvey ’19 did a great job in MLDP this term. She thoughtfully engaged with her peers and asked meaningful questions that drove the understanding of the material deeper. Congratulations Olivia. 


Gabriella Horton ’20 had an amazing term in MLDP! She openly and honestly analyzed her strengths and weaknesses, allowing her to grow and to apply the program’s concepts to all areas of her life, especially to her personal leadership challenge, which looked to improve mental health awareness and training in Dartmouth EMS. Bella was present for every MLDP session. Congratulations, Bella!


Jessica McDermott ’21 did a wonderful job in MLDP this term. She was a direct communicator at all times and worked hard to engage with every session's material, and to include her peers in this engagement. Congratulations, Jessica. 


Mikaela O’Brien ’21 was a wonderful member of MLDP this term! She demonstrated clear personal growth by acting fully present and engaged in every session, then applying new skills to her leadership roles outside of MLDP. Congratulations, Mikaela.


Yazmin Ochoa Flores ’21 had a very successful term in MLDP. She demonstrated genuine interest in all of the sessions and was able to connect session-specific skills to her life outside the program. Yazmin was present for every MLDP session. Congratulations, Yazmin. 


Lauren Sapone ’20 was a wonderful presence in MLDP this term. Her bright personality stimulated inclusive conversations and she respectfully lead her peers when necessary. Congratulations, Lauren!


Zoe Schwartzman ’21 was an excellent member of MLDP this term. Not only did she strive to improve her own performance by being fully present in all sessions, but she was a collaborative and participatory team player who always looked for ways to fully engage her group. Zoe was present for every MLDP session.  Congratulations, Zoe!


Cindy Shen ’21 showed her commitment to MLDP this term by being fully present at every session, actively engaging in the material, and working diligently on her personal leadership challenge. Congratulations Cindy! 


Julia Snodgrass ’21 went above and beyond in MLDP this term. Her warm, inclusive presence made people feel comfortable right away, and she was able to drive conversations with the perfect mix of thoughtful questions and active listening. Julia was present for every MLDP session. Congratulations, Julia.


Rylee Stone ’21 showed remarkable dedication to MLDP this term. She fully engaged in every session and was willing to put in the time and hard work to push herself outside her comfort zone both in weekly programming and in her Personal Leadership Challenge. Congratulations, Rylee!


Will Synnott ’21 had a great term in MLDP. He stepped up in group situations to lead teams with a wonderful combination of respect and efficiency, while making sure to prioritize the value of every person he interacted with. Congratulations, Will.


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