Katie Johnson '18

As a girl who grew up in a very small town, Charleston was a tremendous change. There was the newfound freedom that I had longed for, the hustle and bustle of living downtown, and the excitement that a new college experience always seems to bring. I was so happy to be out of my hometown and in the heart of the ever-growing city of Charleston. I knew, however, that the only way I could make this experience one to remember was by getting involved on campus.

The most intimidating task I faced during my freshman year was running for a seat on the Senate. I knew absolutely no one and had to basically ask strangers to give me their vote. However, while I was going around desperately trying to make conversations and get signatures from people who were complete strangers to me, I made some very good friends. A lot of people admired the fact that I was not afraid to ask for their vote and introduce myself.

I found my voice on campus by being willing to let others hear my ideas.

Katie Johnson
Class of 2018

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