Sashay Carroll

University of Northern Iowa

Sashay is energetic, articulate, knowledgeable, and an effective communicator. She reflects the spirit of the Newman Civic Fellowship in a variety of ways evidenced through her investment of time and talent to advocate for an inclusive community through coordinating student panels and presenting at local conferences. Sashay is a first generation college student dedicated to making her university and community better for everyone. Sashay is passionate about creating change and making the world a better place. She strives to create an inclusive and caring community in order for everyone to feel welcome. Upon her graduation from the University of Northern Iowa, Sashay is excited to start her career in the media industry. She hopes that through her work in media she will be able to change the dialogue around African Americans by continuing to have open and honest discussions.

Mark Nook
University of Northern Iowa

Personal Statement

I have always had a passion for creating positive change within my community. Being an African American woman living in Cedar Falls, Iowa, I have seen first hand the injustices that people of color in my community are confronted with systematically. I refuse to stand by while students of color feel ostracized and voiceless. This is why I have facilitated multiple discussions with faculty and staff centered around creating an inclusive environment for all students. My calling to fight institutional racism is why I coordinated a student panel to present at the Engage, Empower, Act Conference. This conference was developed in an effort to generate economic inclusion in the Cedar Valley. Through a social justice exhibit I was able to educate students on campus about prevalent issues that affect communities of color such as environmental oppression, mass incarceration, and gaps in educational opportunity. Additionally, I currently serve as a mentor for the Job Foundation, an organization which strives to teach financial literacy to children from low income backgrounds. By taking the initiative to influence institutions that have historically oppressed people of color I am creating a brighter tomorrow for generations to come.

Sashay Carroll
Communication Studies: Class of 2020
written 2019

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Sarah Lutes, UNC Asheville Seda Sahin, Univeristy of Connecticut Bernardo Villarreal Rodríguez, Universidad de Monterrey Elizabeth Paige, University of Baltimore Itzel Velazquez, University of Central Arkansas Jordan Borenstein, University of Central Florida Hunter Caudillo, University of Central Oklahoma Delali Nenonene, University of Dayton April Singleton, University of Delaware Amanda Wittebort, University of Denver Mikaela Lopez, University of Houston-Downtown Nicolas Robledo, University of Illinois at Chicago Natalie Benson, University of Indianapolis Jocelyn Roof, University of Iowa Kaitlyn Frick, University of Kentucky Dyamond Gray, University of La Verne Sarah Nichols, University of Maine at Augusta Maheen Haq, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Madison LaCure, University of Massachusetts - Boston Marvens Pierre, University of Massachusetts Amherst Elizabeth Anusauskas, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Twisha Mohapatra, University of Massachusetts Lowell Shravya Jasti, University of Miami Jalen Rose, University of Michigan-Dearborn Robert Harper, University of Minnesota Danielle Friz, University of Missouri - St. Louis Daisy Ward, University of Montana Adrianna Pittman, University of Montana Western Lizbeth Perez Hernandez, University of Nebraska Omaha Kaitlin Griffin, University of New Hampshire Joyce Yao, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Yesika Sorto Andino, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Adriana Zarate, University of North Georgia Hector Robledo, University of North Texas at Dallas Sashay Carroll, University of Northern Iowa Carson Ball, University of Oklahoma Carter Gale, University of Pennsylvania John Farris, University of Redlands Mary-Kate McGeary, University of Rhode Island Lina Tori Jan, University of Richmond Nina Schneider, University of San DIego Nyteia Tyler, University of San Francisco Karen Padilla, University of South Carolina Beaufort Danica Leaphart, University of South Carolina, Columbia Shaneika Bowra, University of the District of Columbia Livia Karoui, University of the South Jordyn Gaurkee, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay Emiliana Lopez, University of Wisconsin - Madison Zach Atkins, University of Wisconsin - Parkside Madison Hale, University of Wisconsin-Superior
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