Minors: Political Science, Political Communications
Joined Zeta: Spring 2017
Position in Zeta: Secretary
What made you decide to join Zeta?
I joined Zeta because I was in my student government meeting, and I looked around the room, and every individual who I admired was a member of Zeta. So I knew I had to join.
What are you involved in on campus besides Zeta?
I am the Coordinator for the Spirit of Emerson, a Student Ambassador for our Visitor Center, a Welcome Desk Assistant at one of our dormitories on campus, a part of the Student Government Association where I am the Visual Media Arts Department Senator, and the Undergraduate Representative for the Board of Trustees of Emerson College. I'm also involved in a bunch of student organizations, such as Flawless Brown Sisterhood, EIV, and Emerson Channel.
How do you think Zeta has helped you professionally and personally?
Zeta gave me the opportunity to find the tools I needed to succeed. They showed me that those tools are already in myself and the best way to utilize them.
What are you the most proud of out of your time at Emerson?
Something I'm most proud of is definitely my position on the college's Board of Trustees. I get to write a speech based on the current student climate and deliver it in front of the Board. My speech can be about anything ranging from student concerns to insights about the college to just a play-by-play of any Emersonian's day. It's quite exciting, while also nerve-racking.
Can you briefly describe your last experience speaking with the Board of Trustees?
This past meeting was in Los Angeles over Spring Break, and I spoke to the Board about the concern of their communication with students. Basically, it was a story of frustration, and it hopefully compelled them to invest in systems of communication so students can feel heard. And hopefully, with the establishment of pathways to interact with one another, the students can then make the college and upper administration more accountable for their actions.
Why do you feel that it is important for students to be involved in issues regarding the Board of Trustees?
I think this position is so so so beneficial for our entire student population because it gives these adults who have our education in their hands a bit of insight into what is going on at the ground level. Truly, I've learned so much about bureaucratic processes, higher education as a whole, and the meaning behind institutional advancement, all crazy real world adult things that I've sort of dreamed of being a part of one day. It's important to make sure the system is checking itself, so if it's my job to make sure they do that, by all means hand it to me.
Where do you see yourself in the future?
I hope to start a revolution.
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