Our Life Purposes: Ross Leaders Academy Fellows Share All

by | Dec 15, 2017 | Purpose, Ross Leaders Academy

A few of our Ross Leaders Academy fellows shared their life purposes with us, and we were incredibly inspired! With their permission, we are sharing them with you, too. We think you’ll agree that Michigan students are driven to solve the world’s next big problems and have a meaningful impact after graduation.

What is a life purpose? It’s a reason you get out of bed. A lens you use to evaluate all of your achievements. A motive or ambition that unifies all areas of your life. These are just some of the words used to describe the concept of a life purpose.

For more information on the science behind purpose, you may be interested in the following works by U-M faculty and alumni:

Emma Barrasso, MBA ’19, Casper, WY
To inspire and enable others and myself to be better tomorrow than we are today.

Quian Callender, MPH ’18, Middletown, CT
Being selfless in the pursuit of fostering positive change and understanding.

Lexie Carr, MS/MBA (Erb) ’20, Dedham, MA
To reduce human and non-human suffering.

Daria Gorodnia, MBA ’19, Ann Arbor, MI
To experience life to its fullest with its richest flavors, from sweet to bitter, and everything in between. To learn, discover, and grow through travel, new experiences, and encounters to feel alive. And to inspire others to feel the courage to do the same.

Fatima Farhat, MAcc ’18, Ann Arbor, MI
T.R.A.V.E.L.: Together we Risk an Adventure to Value, Educate, & Love.”