A couple of months back I decided that I wanted to run for the University of Iowa’s Student Government!
Lucky for me I had some friends who were willing to help me out and help me get started. Once I joined a party, the “I Party” and campaign dates began, I was in a whole new world. I met some new people along the way and said, “vote I party” more times than I think I have ever said my name in the past couple of years! Haha, I had a great time and went to a lot of really cool events. It was a good experience for me to publicly state what platform I agreed with the most and explain to people why that is. It was a great opportunity for me to learn how to better communicate just why I believed or thought a certain way. During this time frame, I spoke with a lot of my friends on what is important to them, and to say the least I received a lot of very interesting responses.
In the end I was elected as a senator for the 2012-2013 term for UISG.
Even more recently, I was elected as Diversity Committee Chair. So basically, I now have a title that goes with what I like to do in my free time anyway.
I am excited for this upcoming year and I look forward to working with everyone on my committee and contributing to an even better University of Iowa community and experience.
As for freshman, there are still spots open for freshmen senators, so if you’re interested please let me know!