Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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1 What has been your journey, the key experiences, and decisions that have brought you to this point? (2000 min characters, 3000 max) Leaders in public service possess so much power in influencing the way people think, act, and feel. People such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who was a pioneer in the civil rights movement, helped lead a community of people who were oppressed gain civil liberties. Gloria Steinem helped catapult the women’s liberation movement, and Mother Theresa who was known for her humanitarian work and advocacy, brought awareness to the plight of the poor and homeless. These people saw a need for change, a need for transformation, and wanted to revolutionize the world. They effectively altered the way society…show more content…
Though the skills I have acquired in working for these corporations have proven to be useful in different settings, overall I have not been satisfied working in corporate America. My many years of working for private corporations have simply been unfulfilling. I am the kind of person that needs to feel gratified by the work that I do. For me, that means working as a professional in the public sector, so in 2013 I decided to return to graduate school to further my education. I wanted to obtain a degree that would allow me to combine my passion for public service and my acumen for business management. In June 2015, I completed my graduate degree in public administration from Seattle University. This degree has afforded me the credentials to apply for the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program to jumpstart my professional career in the field of public service and I could not be more thankful for the opportunity. 2) How have you demonstrated your commitment to public service? Throughout the years I have demonstrated my commitment to public service by giving back to the community as a volunteer. I have volunteered with organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club as a mentor, various local high schools as a panelist during their senior students Culminating Exhibition, and at a local museum in guest services and
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