Auburn University Young Women Leaders Program
The Young Women Leaders Program is a curriculum-based program that pairs young women from the local junior high school with women from Auburn University in a mentor-mentee style relationship. I began in the program as a big sister and loved it so much I could not stay away. As I continued on in the program I became an undergraduate facilitator where I now mentor a group of five big sisters and five little sisters. The program has taught me so much about leadership, patience and dedication. I am so honored to be able to work with such strong and amazing every week.
In this position, a small group of women and myself are responsible for representing the AU Women's Center initiatives and services. This includes planning and operating special events, such as the Women’s Leadership Conference and acting as the face of awareness campaigns, such as Pink Tax Day and Equal Pay Day.
During my time on the Mock Trial Competition Team, I worked as a Co-Captain. Our group met three times a week to create a prosecution and a defense for a case provided by the American Mock Trial Association. Due to our success, my team was able to travel to the Mock Trial Regional Competition in Orlando Florida.
As the social director for the Auburn University College Democrats, I am in charge of managing four social media pages, designing all promotional flyers, newsletters and invitations for events and assisting in coordinating bi-monthly guest speakers. In this position, I have been able to meet Alabama Legislators such as the Alabama Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy Worley and Alabama State Representative Patricia Todd. I have also been able to meet Hillary Clinton and Lily Ledbetter.
I pledged Delta Zeta during my freshman year at Auburn. During my time in Delta Zeta, I have served as a recruitment co-chair and as a ritual co-chair. I have also helped coordinate events benefitting the Starkey Hearing Foundation and the Lee County Humane Society. Being a Delta Zeta allowed me to participate in service projects, hold leadership positions and create lifelong bonds with wonderful women.