1. First and foremost, because I am part of a dynamic community with everyone pulling in the same direction. Lansing moves with the energy of hundreds of people and dozens of initiatives (Young Smart and Global, Accelerate Lansing, Dewitt Creativity Group, Michigan State University, Lansing Economic Area Partnership, Impression 5 Science Center, Greater Lansing Next, ITEC—I could go on) all committed to creating a more vibrant, livable community.
2. Second, and almost as foremost, I have the chance to lead @ITECLansing in improving math and science education in greater Lansing. ITEC works with middle school and high school students to prepare them for academic success and the careers of tomorrow in technology and related fields.