My Fellow Huskies,
My name is Rachel Jacob and I am humbled to be representing you this year as the Student Association’s Vice President. I am a junior double major in History and Political Science with a minor in Southeast Asian Studies. Throughout my past two years at NIU, I have had the opportunity to intern for the United States Congress in Washington DC, study abroad in Indonesia, and participate in phenomenal research programs such as Research Rookies and the Student Engagement Fund. I also currently serve as the President of the Pre-Law Honors Society and History Club and participate in various other organizations on campus. My campus involvement has positively impacted my experiences at NIU and made me a more successful student. As your Vice President, I want to encourage my fellow students to get involved in organizations that they are passionate about!
The role of Vice President is crucial to encouraging student involvement in issues that our university faces everyday such as academics, career success, diversity, and the Illinois budget crisis. I believe that promoting student engagement will spur these conversations and interactions that allow all voices to be heard. I aim to facilitate more collaboration and interaction amongst all student organizations. With the recent developments in Huskie Link, I want to make sure that every student has the opportunity to get involved and to make this process as easy and efficient as possible.
Lastly, I hope that students who do not feel they have an organization on campus that represents their interests, that they will feel comfortable starting a own new organization. I plan to help these new organizations get through the recognition process as efficiently as possible and I will be readily available for guidance and advice. Every student deserves to have an organization on campus that stands for something they are truly passionate about!
I am looking forward to a great year and getting to know all of the interests and hopes of my fellow Huskies as your Vice President! Every voice matters and my door will always be open to hear your concerns.