Erica Karrels, University of Minnesota Duluth, Minnesota
Erica Karrels, a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth is a student leader active in women’s rights issues. As a Women’s Studies major, Erica has been committed to women’s issues and has been involved in service-learning classes connecting to social issues. Through these curricular experiences she connected with the Program for Aid of Victims of Sexual Assault to become a Sexual Assault Advocate, volunteering on a weekly basis to advocate for women’s rights. As President of “Students Engaged in Rewarding Volunteer Experiences” for the past 2 years she has built awareness for community issues while engaging students through service.