Ms. Ramsey - a sophomore majoring in International Affairs and Diplomacy, and French, and minoring in Peacebuilding and Social Justice, and Legal Studies - has shown her dedication to civic engagement and social change through her formal studies and her time outside the classroom. An outstanding student, Ms. Ramsey is one of the University's Presidential Scholars, a Raider Guide for first year students, an advocate for sustainability as a member of the Green Raiders, and a member of the pre-law society on campus. She is also a member of the Black Student Union and the Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity. Ms. Ramsey was selected to represent the University at the 2016 Democratic National Convention where she interned for CBSN. In the fall Ms. Ramsey and one of her peers started a weekly yoga club, Good Vibes Only, where students are encouraged to spend time doing yoga and sharing positivity. This semester Ms. Ramsey worked worked a small team of students to organize Hunger Week, a campus campaign that raised money for the local pantry while increasing awareness about hunger around the world. Ms. Ramsey plans to attend law school and eventually work for the State Department after finishing her time at Mount Union. She is known on campus for her dedication to inclusivity, academics and involvement.
Growing up with as many blessings as I've had, realizing the privileges I've been awarded throughout my life were at times hard to swallow. But in realizing these privileges, I have become distinctly aware of the role I have to play in this world to correct social injustices and imbalances. In this way, political action has become important to me: I've tried to mobilize the campus community through Voter Registration and campaign events after attending the Democratic National Convention. But I'm also looking for solutions locally - some friends and I arranged a Stop Hunger Now campaign on our campus to raise money for our local food pantry. Another friend and I created Good Vibes Only, a yoga and mental health club on campus to help spread positivity. We are looking for ways, as a community, to overcome our own issues in hopes that we can not only correct injustices but create empathy for one another. In these many small ways, I have tried to mobilize positivity and participation - not on my own, but with others - and hope to continue to do so for our campus and community to grow.