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Desmond Patt

Chief Strategy Officer / Schwartz University Professor, University of Pennsylvania, 2006 EP Fellow

What led you to apply to EP?
I applied to Education Pioneers to acquire non-profit work skills in the education sector and to grow my expertise in youth development. 

What projects or initiatives did you undertake as a Fellow?
I developed an academic mentoring program for City Year.

How did EP shape your leadership growth and/or professional trajectory?
Importantly, EP helped me to clarify my passion and interest in supporting youth from a holistic perspective.

What were some key learnings or takeaways from your Fellowship experience?
I really developed my confidence in working with teams and developing strong presentation and communication skills. 

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