AAUW Welcomes 10 New Members to the National Student Advisory Council

October 10, 2013


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Students Will Gain Career Skills through Prestigious Leadership Program

WASHINGTON — The American Association of University Women (AAUW) today announced the names of 10 talented college students selected to serve on the 2013–14 National Student Advisory Council (SAC). These young women will take a leadership role in organizing students on campuses across the country on critical issues such as making campuses safer, closing the leadership gap between men and women, and fighting for fair pay.

The new SAC members are Sarah Crawford, University of New Mexico; Marian Firke, Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania; Elba Moise, Oregon State University; Donya Nasser, St. John’s University, New York; Maria-Luiza Popescu, University of Texas, Dallas; Charisma Ricksy, Pennsylvania State University; Kelsey Saragnese, University of Missouri, Columbia; Lauren Shackleford, Eastern Michigan University; and Eva Shang, Harvard University, Massachusetts.

“These 10 inspiring young leaders from across the country are using their voices to empower all women and girls,” said AAUW Director of Campus Leadership Programs Kate Farrar. “Former SAC members gained experience that prepared them for great things, including developing innovative projects to present at the Clinton Global Initiative University conference, serving as McNair Scholars, and working on Capitol Hill.”

SAC members also help plan and implement the annual National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, which will be held at the University of Maryland, College Park, June 5–7, 2014. SAC members serve as peer leaders at the conference, host prominent Women of Distinction honorees, and lead networking sessions. They will gather in Washington, D.C., next month for a leadership retreat to learn more about how they can help communicate and support AAUW’s mission to other students, design a yearlong leadership development plan, and create strategies for how to take action on their campuses and in their communities.

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