Samanta López ’17
Lead for Delaware
“The reality and strength of Leadership Delaware is it’s a place where diversity, integrity, respect, and tact meet to grow. It is not just about the epistemology of leadership, but the role that a sense of understanding and community play in creating change. LDI shows you that limitations are only a state of mind, and it exposes the realities and possibilities that exist around you, transforming traditional platforms of thinking and leadership with innovative ones. This program is a refreshing paradigm shift where one can witness diverse, talented, and prominent people from all sectors, political parties, and backgrounds engage in nonpartisan approaches to learning, collaborating, challenging, and leading.
This has been an experience like no other, and I stand as a confident leader today because I have gathered from my LDI experience that leadership is an empowering trajectory of knowledge, partnerships, and grit! LDI has opened windows of vision, and doors of possibilities that have profoundly transformed my life, and will continue to do so in the future, near and far. I am a proud fellow!”