I had the good fortune of meeting Leila during our freshman year while on a midnight quest for hot chocolate and some shooting stars. A senior majoring in STS with a focus in Product Design and Sustainable Behavior, Leila prefers sitting in trees to sitting at her desk, takes 20 minutes to eat a small piece of chocolate, and despite all my best efforts, can kick my butt in a staring contest. Though it may seem an odd mix, all of these things contribute to form a pretty eclectically awesome person with a love of life. Her desire to understand people has led her across the globe and solidified her desire to use design thinking to create positive change for people who really need it. This past summer she traveled to Chanagande, Kenya to work with locals on tackling social challenges in the community, and for the past 2 years she has been heavily involved in the Design for America group on campus. I’m stoked to be leading this ASB with her and look forward to beating her in the many staring contests that are sure to come.