Current Bonner Leaders

Denise Long

Interests and Hobbies

Art. I love creative expression and I see it in everything I do. I enjoy all kinds of music and movies. I love nature and exploration. I am always down to have a conversation about anything, as I can talk a lot. I I am interested in far and many things but creating meaningful change in the worlds is the biggest by far.

Think of a leader you admire. What kind of traits or behaviors do they have?

There is no specific leader I admire, however I do admire leaders for their traits. As Gandhi had timeless patience and Martin Luther King had fiery passion, all leaders are to applauded. For a true leader leads with the world in mind and not for themselves. Selflessness is a virtue and compassion is a catalyst.

What do you hope to accomplish in the UNM Service Corp Bonner Leader program?

I hope to learn, grow and experience the world with new eyes. I hope to deepen and broaden my understanding of community and myself. I wish to be a part of a bigger movement and shift in positive thinking. I want to create something sustainable.

How do you hope to shape the UNM Service Corps experience as a Bonner Leader?

I hope to shape my experience with service core as a Bonner Leader by being an agent of change. I will be able to see the small scale influences and then the large scale aspects. I want to guide my work towards my passions.

 

Travis Lilley

Interests and Hobbies:

I love to work outside, especially in the garden. I love being active in any community. I enjoy spending time with my friends and the amazing people I work with.

Think of a leader you admire. What kind of traits or behaviors do they have?

Travis McKenzie, he is never afraid to say what he thinks. He never puts himself first and always thinks of others. I admire his willingness to listen.

What do you hope to accomplish in the UNM Service Corp Bonner Leader program?

I want to help people, kids, and communities across the world and eventually/hopefully pursue a career in the same area.

How do you hope to shape the UNM Service Corps experience as a Bonner Leader?

I want to focus on urban agriculture, and eventually, I hope to establish a garden at every service corps site. Also, I would like to start a cooking program at each site, maybe with veggies from our gardens to substitute their usual daily snack.