We have provided audio, visual, and script (below) for this section. Materials covered in video are same to the script.
Thanks for sharing your demographic information in section 1. In this section, tell us about yourself beyond the surface level.
In most fellowships it’s likely you would lead with your resume, but at NLC we care about creating a diverse, inclusive, and dynamic fellowship that includes more than just your professional accomplishments. NLC believes that sharing your personal narrative is a practice of leadership. This section is divided into 2 parts. You may submit your responses in writing or as video recordings. If you are using videos, please take no more than 2 minutes per question to respond.
The format you select for responses will not impact your application score.
Share your personal narrative. Some examples of topics you can discuss in your response are:
- The people who have impacted your journey
- The experiences and environments that have shaped your life
- The ways you spend your time
- The things that motivate you personally or professionally
- Why you are excited to apply for NLC
**Let your answers flow naturally, your authenticity is what we're looking for.
You will also find 2 video demonstrations and 1 written demonstration below.
Example 1 - Ambar (Video)
Example 2 - Karen (Video)
Example 3 - Carson (Written)
I am Mary, fifth of my name. I come from a long line of strong women. From my grandmothers who climbed from field, to factory, to corporate leadership, to real estate, to my science-loving librarian mom, those before me have their fingerprints on my DNA and how I view myself and my role in this world. It is my duty to make an impact. Growing up in rural North Florida, the outdoors have always been my solace: cool springs, dark rivers, shady forests. This is home. And protecting those places, and the critters who live there, has been both my greatest joy and hardest fight. When not outdoors or working with environmental activists to communicate conservation, I honor my grandmothers' love for sharing old things with a new joy. I opened my vintage home goods business, Curiosity Co. to curate joy for myself and my cross-country customers. I am motivated by my past and how our stories will live on into the future.