Student Voices

“I’ve gained competencies that allow me to take on more responsibilities at work and become a more effective nonprofit professional.”

Sunshine Navarro Shively

Canoga Park, CA
North Hollywood, CA
Cooking and baking, being a mother to two young daughters, gathering friends together, laughing, sleeping

Registration and outreach manager at Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY), whose mission is to inspire and develop its global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation.

“I’ve enjoyed the return-to-school experience much more than I expected. I’m certain that has much to do with the AULA learning environment, the helpful staff, and the awesome, inaugural cohort of which I am proud to be a part. Each cohort member has so much to add to the in-class discussions. The instructor is also very engaging and asks thought-provoking questions, and I enjoy the stimulating conversations that ensue from lectures.”