Participant Testimonies


Caleb Dawkins



Caleb Dawkins, FLI Class of 2016

The Freshman Leadership Institute provided me with an experience unmatched by any leadership development program that I have participated in at Florida State. FLI not only taught me about the different forms of leadership but also introduced me to some of the most passionate student leaders at FSU. It is because of FLI that I feel more confident to take on more leadership roles at Florida State. FLI set the foundation for my personal leadership philosophy, and for that, I am forever grateful. I encourage any student looking to further develop their leadership capacity to apply for this amazing opportunity.












Nastassia Janvier


Nastassia Janvier, FLI Class of 2017

FLI provided me with training that I need as an individual to grow. It taught me to think critically.  It provided me with resources to embrace my flexibility. It taught me that the leader within me has power to do anything I put my mind to.  Great leadership takes social constructs and abandons the status quo because courage and hard work will take you a long way.










Calista Flores

Calista Flores, FLI Class of 2017

My first semester in college would not have been the same without the Freshman Leadership Institute! I learned so much about what it really means to be a leader, and how to put my best foot forward in the professional world. My mentor in this program became my biggest supporter and friend for life. It also helped me find campus organizations that I am passionate about to get involved with.