I am a 4th year MD/PhD student within the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology. This past year, I had the privilege of serving as President of the Confederation of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology (CLAMPS), the department’s graduate students association. My goal was to develop and expand the programming available to our graduate students, particularly around soft-skills, career planning and getting the most out of your graduate degree. This culminated in a revamp of our annual LMP Research Conference, which unified our graduate and post-graduate medical trainees in a day of research excellence, mentorship and scientific communication. I believe that leadership means identifying an important area of need, and crafting creative solutions. Collaborating with the CLAMPS executive and administration, we were able work together towards a unified goal and improve the student experience.