A University campus is a community of scholars. It does not exist in a vacuum, but plays an integral role in the local, state, national, and world community.
Part of that role falls on active faculty and students who engage with the community beyond the classroom.
I have had the honor to serve the University of Mississippi as the Graduate Student Council President for two terms. My involvement with the GSC extends before and after those terms.
Given my position, I have had the opportunity to take part in campus discourse on racism, diversity, and the ever changing national political climate. I have served in search committees, academic discipline and grade appeal committees, and other campus councils. I have an appreciation for the institutions that make a campus work. If I had the opportunity, I would like to continue my active service in my future career and be an active member of any future community I am a part of as a faculty member.