The STAR leadership program at Austin College has definitely made me more aware of the impact I can have on others. When working in groups, I try to be an effective leader and I find this to have a positive outcome on the group. It is clear that after participating in the STAR program, group dynamics are different and more efficient.
Austin College is unique in the fact that not only does one get trained in the sciences, but also how to be an effective and ethical scientist which is extremely important as well. The STAR leadership program helps young scientists like myself learn the skills that are necessary to be competitive and successful in further studies and even the workplace.