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Meet the Author: Guest Interview with Tyler Robinson

Our latest guest, Tyler Robinson, shared his story of self-discovery in finding the motivation to not only overcome the cultural rift he found studying abroad, but excel to new heights in a familiar field. In rising to face these new challenges, Tyler found his leaping point in his passion for the Martial Arts. Today, we'll learn more about what has shaped Tyler's journey as a student leader as we sit back to meet the mind behind the piece with our newest ice breaker interview!

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Meet the Author: Guest Interview with Veronica Germain

Our guest this week brought us a deeply personal story, one that chronicles her personal struggle with losing and reclaiming her identity. In even the darkest of moments, however, Veronica Germain found hope and clarity in a favorite passion, travel. This week, as we settle in to learn more about the mind behind our latest guest piece, we'll explore this favorite hobby, which became the saving grace of a "wide-eyed wanderer".

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Meet the Author: Guest Interview with Croix Laconsay

Our guest last week brought us the perspective of a scientific mind a work. In breaking down the elements of our world, Croix Laconsay is more than just a student of chemistry, he's an explorer of life itself. Now it's time for us to see if his training as a Toastmaster Table Topics leader has prepared him for his turn in the hot seat with this week's guest author ice breaker interview. 

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Meet the Author: Guest Interview with Brian Shea

This week brought a real double-whammy. Not only did our latest guest bring you his experience on finding the "right" fit in his career path, but we got to welcome him as the latest addition to the MSL team as a Regular Contributor! It's now time to meet the mind behind the advice, and learn a little more about the newest voice in the MSL community, Brian Shea!

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Meet the Author: Guest Interview with Joseph Salamone

Our guest this week walked us through his initial steps into the broader race of leadership. Today, Joe Salamone is not only a young leader on his college campus, but an active member of a global network with experiences and honors from a number of renowned organizations, including DeMolay international. It's time for us to delve deeper into Joe's leadership story and learn more about the person behind the accolades. 

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Meet the Author: Guest Interview with Julianna Lombardi

This week's guest taught us the power in finding your niche, using your passions to summon the motivation to power through even the darkest of moments. More importantly, she taught us to trust that confident little voice that reassures us, above all that swells to knock us down, that the courage to call ourselves "leaders" is never truly lost. Now, it's time to learn more about the voice behind all this powerful wisdom. Our MSL team sits down with Julianna Lombardi.

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Meet the Author: Guest Interview with Shalyn Baum

As underclassmen at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, our Co-Founders took their first steps into the field of student leadership as members of the Student Government Association. This week, we were thrilled to share the story of another S.G.A. alumna and introduce our readers to the adventures that have unfolded before her since leaving this common ground. In looking at the stories of Brittany and Michael alone, it's clear that individual stories can branch off in different directions, even from a central point or activity. Now, Interview Captain MacLeod delves deeper into yet another limb from this organization's history as we learn more about what has (and continues to) shape Shalyn's journey.

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Meet the Author: Guest Interview with Erica Lavoie

Our guest this week, Erica Lavoie, shared her experience in charting her own course through life. When push came to shove, she didn't just bow out to the usual social pressure, she carved her own way right into a career that stems from her own passions and interests. This week, we take a moment to learn more about the mind behind this great "don't be afraid to break from the crowd" example.

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Meet the Author: Guest Interview with Kelley Sullivan

Our guest this week taught us that persistence is key. Even when a door appears to have been slammed shut in our face, not all hopes of reaching what lies on the other side are dashed entirely. When we have our hearts and minds so wholly set on reaching a particular goal, creativity and passion spark innovation in crafting a second attempt; rather than seek out another door, some camp out on the stoop. This week, we settle in to learn more about the inspiration that drove our latest guest, as well as led her to pursue an alternate dream all together.

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Meet the Author: Guest Interview with Mike Duffy

During our time as members of the Student Government Association at Marist, one administration adopted a common adage as their motto, "actions speak louder than words." Indeed, we expect you will be no stranger to this concept, as many of our past guests have expressed their strategies for bringing these words to life through their activities, roles, and pursuits. This week, we have, perhaps, our best example yet.

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Meet the Author: Guest Interview with Chelsea Hébert

Our guest this week offered a very personal glimpse into the personal struggles faced by many leaders. After all, it's safe to say that we have a tendency to invest ourselves in our work; we care. deeply. That can also make it difficult to loosen our grip on the reigns when the time calls for it, and empower those around us to grow into their own. It's now time to meet the voice behind this week's voice of reason, who brought us the wisdom in leading by letting go. Let's get down to business once again, and break the ice with our latest MSL guest, Chelsea Hébert!

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