My name is Jannet Rios. I’m a sophomore at Marymount California University. My involvement with Central Coast Future Leaders (CCFL) began the summer of 2008 when I attended their Summer Leadership Camp. Through CCFL I participated in community service projects, university trips and leadership camps. I was on the student council as historian, vice-president and president my senior year of high school. CCFL empowered me to become a strong leader. It taught me to build networks and use my resources. Now that I’m in college, I continue to come back to CCFL in hope of empowering future generations. Thanks to my involvement with CCFL and the leadership skills that I have gained, I will be representing my university at women’s leadership conference this summer. Apart from representing my university at a leadership conference, I will also be Community Assistant (CA) at the resident halls this incoming academic year. I believe that my leadership skills obtained through CCFL are what encouraged me to apply for such a highly competitive and respected position.