Lauren Cabantac

Lauren

Position Title
Peer Educator Intern

Unit
Center for Leadership Learning


Bio

"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves." - Lao Tzu

Major: Psychology
Minor: Education
Year: Fourth
Hometown: Chula Vista, CA

My form of leadership involves knowing your strengths, knowing your teammates’ strengths, and utilizing everyone’s collective skills to accomplish a greater goal. To be a leader, you do not need a title; you need to be willing to serve others and help motivate them to rise to a challenge. When I work with a team, I try to learn and recognize each person’s unique abilities. Before joining the Center for Leadership Learning, I did not know that this trait of mine was a strength called “individualization” and that I can focus on honing this talent to help become a better leader. I hope to use this strength to help other students identify their unique strengths and mentor them in their journey to practice leadership in their everyday lives.