Leadership Fellows

"I’m proud of our community foundations for working together with all our nonprofits to continue to make this a place that everyone can call home."
"Boulder County as a whole is making strides toward greater inclusivity and equity, but we still have a ways to go. That’s why I’m always putting myself out there and challenging the boards and organizations I work with, asking questions about whether we’re being culturally aware and culturally responsive."

Two women walk into a restaurant in Boulder for Taco Tuesday and sit at the bar. The place is noisy, crowded and filled with the aroma of beer and fried corn tortillas. Over chips and salsa, they start talking about ways they can help make the world a better place, starting with Boulder County.  

Shiquita Yarbrough, Leadership Fellows, Class 2016-17: Were you excited about being a part of Leadership Fellows?

Maegan Vallejo, Leadership Fellows, Class 2017-18: I was excited to be selected to participate in the program, because I’m always impressed by the Fellows alums that I’ve met. I want to be more involved in the community—not quite sure how yet—but I think that Fellows can help me figure some of that out. See where I can plug in.


MV: You mentioned you hesitated to join Leadership Fellows. Can you share more about why?

SY: I was hesitant in joining fellows, because I wasn’t sure if I had enough time to commit to the program.


"Before Leadership Fellows, I kind of felt like I was on the outside looking in. Now, I’m even more involved in my community, having come out of the program feeling like there’s a lot more I can do."