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Melissa Anderson

What Does the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program mean to you?

The Robertson Program took me down a journey of gathering more experiences in 4 years than I could have ever imagined. I co-led a team researching poverty in India, I taught science in New Orleans, I studied product design in Sweden, I took courses in economics, creative writing and jazz at UNC. Steve Jobs says that leadership and creativity are about connecting the dots: the more dots you have, the easier it is to connect them and that you can only connect the dots looking backwards, never forwards. The Robertson Program propelled me towards four years of garnering dots all over the globe. Many connections have already been made and I know that many more are yet to come.

Melissa Goldberg
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