What makes you a Difference Maker?
I believe that the defining quality that resulted in this award is my genuine motivation to better the lives of students, faculty, and staff at UM-Dearborn. I enjoy making connections with people and joining them to help with a project or initiative for this university. One of my favorite things about college is I get to meet new people and listen to their knowledge and perspectives; I learn and apply based on the advice of other great student leaders, and always put in the extra effort to get any task or initiative done to the best of my ability.
Tell us about your leadership experience.
As a member of UM-Dearborn’s Student Government Executive Board, I have the responsibility of not only fulfilling those duties but setting an example for other students, especially those newer to the university or Student Government. For example, I would make it clear that I am available to students should they need any questions answered or advice, and ensure that they get the best resources and connections to achieve their goals.
What is your dream career or goal?
I have a passion for helping people. My dream career is to have the opportunity to work with others to make a true difference. One of my long term goals is to finish my undergraduate degree and obtain a Masters of Science in supply chain management. My main long term goal and dream, however, is to run for office on a local level. Being a student leader at UM-Dearborn has helped me truly discover that leadership is my passion, and in my opinion, leadership is best used to bring about positive change for individuals and communities. If elected for local government, I plan to be part of an organized system where councils utilize their tools, power, and humanitarian responsibilities to work together for peace, order, and good. Benefiting and providing people with proper necessities is a passion of mine.
What is your most defining moment?
I believe that my most defining moment at UM-Dearborn was when I brainstormed the idea of an event that would bring different student perspectives and create an inclusive environment that is subject to the online environment. As I got in touch with multiple different organizations and understood their objectives, I deemed the event necessary. This event initially was run by the Student Advisory Organization Council where I am the president and lead representative. “Orgapalooza” was an event where we would have various students represent different organizations within the university and create a proactive involvement fair. The overall turnout of Orgapalooza was magnificent! We were able to achieve our goals and create a friendly environment. The overall relief and success of events like Orgapalooza have driven me to new measures and created a spark within the community. This event was built within a pandemic and now will become a tradition.