Name: Emily Leonard  a portrait of a young person

Pronouns: She/her  

District: Rocky Mountain  

Hometown: Niwot, Colorado  

Key Club name: Peak to Peak Key Club  

Year in school: Senior  

 Clubs or activities outside of Key ClubCompetitive dance, Chamber Honors Orchestra (violin), Science National Honor Society leadership council, National Honor Society, Student Council cabinet, PAC leader, surgery center intern.

Why did you join Key Club: My Key Club journey started when I attended my school’s club fair and signed up. Although at the time I had no idea that I had truly found my home, I am eternally grateful for the loving and inclusive environment that drew me in.

Past Key Club International leadership experience: I served on my district board for two years while maintaining high involvement within my home club. I served as Kiwanis family and club building chair and then served as district bulletin editor. I cannot wait for what this service year as an international trustee has in store. 

Why did you decide to run for the international board: Ever since I learned about the international level at my first district convention, it has been my biggest aspiration and dream. Getting involved on an even larger scope in doing what I love on an international level has always been fascinating to me.

What are you most looking forward to this year: I’m looking forward to meeting so many new people from all over the world and serving as a liaison in spreading my love and passion for this spectacular organization.

What do you like most about Key Club International: I love that I am able to communicate with so many different people and work on an international scale to make the world a better place.  

What is your favorite Key Club memory and why: My favorite Key Club memory would have to be my experience at the international convention in Baltimore, Maryland. I had the best time with my district board and got to meet so many new people who all had a similar mission and passion for service as I did.  

Miscellaneous information  a portrait of a young person

What is your career ambition: Dermatology 

Favorite movie or TV show: “Pitch Perfect” 

Favorite book: “Atomic Habits”  

Favorite food or snack: Fruit Roll-Ups  

Favorite animal: Dogs  

Somewhere you would like to visit in the future: Switzerland  

Do you collect anything: Key Club pins  

What is something people may not know about you: I am 50% Persian. 

What is the best advice ever given to you: The best piece of advice I’ve ever received was from my ACT tutor. She requested that I post positive affirmations all over my workspace, and I can successfully say this has changed my mind set for the better.