Interview by Faatimah Jafiq ’15
Her Bryn Mawr College Story:
I wanted to stay in the Northeast. When I toured Bryn Mawr, I went with my parents, so it was a very small tour group. My tour guide explained the major traditions of Bryn Mawr. The tour sealed the deal.
What is your leadership involvement on campus (appointed positions, etc)?
-SGA treasurer for 2012-2013.–ChinacCare: helped organize fundraisers for orphaned girls in China –Student Coordinator for PLI
What caused you to step up to these leadership positions?
For ChinaCare my friend started the club and needed some help. Also it was an issue that I cared deeply about. My SGA position started out as a position on the Students Financial Committee and I enjoyed it so much I ran again. It was the first position that got me really involved on campus. I was on the SFC and simultaneously in LEAP.
How do you think LEAP has helped you become the leader you are today?
Leadership is something that has to be learned but practiced. LEAP gave me skills to utilize the tools on campus. I still refer to my LEAP binder.
Which of your activities or involvements do you feel most proud of, or which do you think had the most impact?
I feel most proud of my position as SGA treasurer…it was time consuming but rewarding.
Do you ever feel overwhelmed or imbalanced by coursework and other responsibilities?
Not really, LEAP was a good outlet to help alleviate any stresses that occurred.
What advice would you give to an underclassman?
Enjoy your time here because its not time you will ever get back. Take advantage of all the people and opportunities that are near.
Key Lessons From LEAP:
-The ice breakers come in handy
-The storming, forming, performing, etc…helps you figure out what stage your group is at and makes it easier to go from there
Biggest Challenge While at Bryn Mawr:
Managing to balance social life while getting work done
Most Memorable Moments at Bryn Mawr:
-Helling a professor
-Hanging out during Hurricane Sandy
What is a challenge you faced, and how did you grow from it?
Time management is a challenge I always faced…I took a graduate course and was active on campus. There is no magic formula for managing time. Definitely prioritize and schedule in down time.