The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Winter 2018 MLDP Students in Excellence

Front Row: Allison Anderson ’20, Anabel Moreno-Mendez ’19, Maiah Police ’19, Aparna Kachalia ’10, Danielle Fang ’20; Back Row: Sean Keough ’20, Natalia McLaren ’20, Lucas Bienstock ’20, Namrata Ramakrishna ’20, Khymaya Perkins ’20; Missing from Photo: Kayla Rivera-Hoskinson ’20, James Fitzgerald ’20

Article Type 

Each session, participants from our Management and Leadership Development Program nominate their peers for excellence. When nominating, students are asked to explain why their nominees made their experience in MLDP more beneficial and/or how their nominees provide an excellent example of leadership in the program. At the end of the term, students must have perfect attendance and be nominated by their peers a number of times to pass MLDP with excellence. Below are the collaborated comments about those who completed the Management and Leadership Development Program with excellence in Winter 2018. Congratulations to you all!

Allison Anderson ’20 earned excellence in winter of 2018 because of her thoughtful feedback and participation. She is a great listener who encouraged others to step out of their comfort zone.

Lucas Bienstock ’20 earned excellence in winter of 2018. As one of the most proactive participants in MLDP, he took initiative in discussions, distinguishing himself as a leader among his fellow participants. Luke encouraged group discussion by acknowledging diverse viewpoints, all while remaining respectfully committed to his own values.

Danielle Fang ’20 earned excellence in winter of 2018. Though quiet at times, Danielle brought a positive presence to the group. As a facilitator, she created a comfortable environment during dinner discussions and encouraged others to share their inputs.

James Fitzgerald ’20 earned excellence in winter of 2018. A genuine and thoughtful leader, James was often the first to volunteer a reflection or response and include his peers in every discussion. He was enthusiastic, prepared, and committed to MLDP and his personal leadership challenge. James received the most nominations from his peers this term.

Aparna Kachalia ’18 earned excellence in winter of 2018. In sessions, she would probe lecture material by asking insightful questions which led to meaningful conversation. Over the course of the program, she improved her ability to step out of her comfort zone and share her own personal experiences with others.

Sean Keough ’20 earned excellence in winter of 2018. Sean is described by others as helpful, cooperative, and always in good spirit. He proves his leadership ability by taking initiative quickly, effectively, and in a manner that inspires the whole team.

Natalia McLaren ’20 earned excellence in winter of 2018. She has a constant cheerful approach to things that allows everyone around her to feel more welcomed. She was an active listener who also had very thoughtful comments that contributed to good conversation.

Anabel Moreno-Mendez ’19 earned excellence in winter of 2018. Her stand-out quality was being herself. Anabel was not afraid to ask tough questions that challenged traditional norms. She was one of the most active and dedicated participants in the program.

Khymaya Perkins ’20 earned excellence in winter of 2018. Khymaya brought an unparalleled amount of positive energy to the program from the very beginning. She was very attentive in the activities, gave good feedback, and was very engaged in every discussion with her peers.

Maiah Police ’19 earned excellence in winter of 2018. She was an effective leader because of her clear communication skills and friendly presence. She was very active in discussions and enthusiastically participated in all of the activities.

Namrata Ramakrishna ’20 earned excellence in winter of 2018. Namrata is most notable for her presence in group settings. Her natural warmth and friendliness allowed her to contribute to good discussion among her peers.

Kayla Rivera-Hoskinson ’20 earned excellence in winter of 2018. She was a good facilitator, who made sure all views from her group were expressed. She demonstrated her leadership ability by asking follow-up questions that encouraged all members to feel part of the team.

Close
The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences