I had the pleasure of FINALLY catching up with friend and fellow graduate of GCU’s 2008 Centennial class, Miss Leah Clarke (a fellow WILD II alum!) I was able to ask her a few questions about life after GCU and WILD.
AH: What one thing did WILD prepare you the most for during your post-graduate career?
LC: WILD gave me the confidence I needed to thrive in my career. All of the workshops, speakers and the activities helped me to present myself as a young professional that was prepared, polished, and knowledgable. I was also able to create a personal vision for myself using everything I learned about myself in WILD.
AH: What goals have you accomplished since you graduated from Georgian Court?
LC: Since I graduated from GCU I have finished my Masters in Organizational Leadership and I am currently working as an Admissions and Database Coordinator for a nonprofit named Year Up that provides opportunities for young adults from urban areas. It was through my first job at Catherine McAuley H.S. right out of college I realized my passion to help young adults achieve.
AH: Where do you see yourself in five years? Ten years?
LC: In five years I see myself finishing up my Doctorate in urban studies and growing in my current organization. In ten years I see myself developing a community center that helps to combat the economic and social disadvantages that affect the residents of urban communities.
AH: If you could have lunch with any three people dead or alive, who would you choose and why?
LC: If I could have dinner with any three people it would be Michelle Obama, Martin Luther King and Maya Angelou.
AH: What newspapers, websites, or magazines do you read most frequently to keep up with current events?
LC: To keep up with current events I usually read the Daily News, The New York Times, The Root.com, CNN.com, Abelleinbrooklyn.com, and of course theybf.com (The Young, Black, & Fabulous)
Leah Clarke is an alum of Georgian Court’s Centennial class of 2008. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Business Administration. She was also co-founder of Georgian Court University’s Black Student Union. Miss Clarke also held the position of President of the Student Government Association during her senior year.