Again and again, I find myself in leadership positions at work and in community life. Most of the time, I have no aspirations to lead in these situations. I am happy to be a participant. My way of participating, however, follows the high standards I learned at Wellesley. My experience in the classroom, residence life, sports, work study jobs, and friendships taught me to have confidence in my ideas, to speak when I had something to say, and to work hard (and fast), whatever the task may be. It still surprises me when I am the only person in a group willing to do those things.