Q: What are your aspirations after graduation?
A: I have been organizing students around their rights for the past four years, and I absolutely love my experience there. I hope to continue to be an activist and can see myself working in non-profit development. I look forward to organizing people on any issues they are passionate about.
A: My time at UWSP has really taught me that when you are passionate about something, you can find others who love it as well. I found a home in the Women’s Resource Center and connected with some of my classmates on issues we were studying. There are ways we can connect with each other on this campus that we never even think of.
Q: Where do you see yourself five years from now?
A: I don’t know where life will take me. I have found myself enjoying so many different things, but I hope that I can continue to do what I want to do. Whether that is activism work, going into politics or working in a human resources department. I want to do something I enjoy and that makes me want to wake up in the morning.
Q: What advice would you give to incoming students?
A: Never give up on what you care about. Whether it’s making sure you have amazing grades, or you are really passionate about a specific issue like environmental justice. Do what makes you excited to get up in the morning. Don’t give up on things that make you excited because those are things you could end up doing for the rest of your life.
Emily Noèl Showers