Jazmin Aguilar, a Business and Enterprise Management major at Wake Forest, attended the 2023 US Military Academy McDonald Conference for Leaders of Character at West Point.
Jazmin had the opportunity to meet cadets from West Point, international students, and highly decorated panelists, all of whom enriched her experience and brought global insights to her leadership journey. One key topic was peer-to-peer leadership. “I learned how to create relationships with my peers. Being a leader is not always hierarchical. It is important to consider how to be a good peer but balance it with leadership,” recalls Jazmin.
Jazmin also recalls the message of being a leader of character when you are in the role of a leader but also as a friend, family member, colleague, and peer. Being a strong leader means being a strong follower, which strengthens the team.
Jazmin was nominated by Dr. Julie Wayne.