Maggie Baile, a sophomore in the Honors College at East Carolina University, is a student leader passionate about ending the issue of sexual assault. Over the past year she has been working on campus to spread the word about resources offered to students who experience sexual assault. It is her belief that the preparation and resources available through a university that makes it strong against these horrific cases. Through partnerships with the community and the university, she hopes to create a multidisciplinary approach that not only provides aid to those impacted, but also create a new curriculum that better educates the reality of the issue.
In 2015 I was a sophomore in high school and took Civics and Economics just in time for the primaries to begin. I was in awe of the opportunity to be a part of something so much bigger than myself. It was that class that sparked my interest in politics and my duty as an American citizen. As I began my collegiate career, my interest in politics and government only grew so I added on a double major in Security Studies and Political Science in order to widen my understanding of the decisions made in the government. I believe that it only takes one person to make a change and I have made it my personal mission to bring positive change to everything in which I am a part. It was only in recent history that women were given the right to vote, and I do not take the opportunity lightly. I have tried to do this within my university through the collaboration with other students in both in the community and in the classroom. In the future I want to help others be more aware of the chance to enact positive change through civic involvement.