Nicole Carroll: SGA PresidentPublished on Sep 10, 2013
Meet your student body president, Nicole Carroll. Yeah, she represents you, but she’s also one of you. A junior in fiction writing with a minor in teaching as an artist, Carroll is a creative Columbian with aspirations to use her writing to connect to underserved youth. I guess service is just part of her personality. Lucky us!
What's your responsibility as president?
As President, I oversee all the work being done by SGA's executive board and senate. I serve as the official spokesperson for the organization and act as a liaison between SGA and the administration by meeting with college officials as necessary. Along with the executive board and senate, I strive to address the issues facing our student body and serve the college to the best of my ability.
Why did you choose Columbia?
When I was in the Gallery 37 Writing Program my senior year of high school, two of my instructors were teachers in the Columbia FictionWriting program. In that program, I learned more about writing and what I wanted to do with my life than I ever had before. I decided to come to Columbia to pursue my dream of being a writer and have not regretted it thus far.
What’s been your favorite/most valuable class you’ve taken so far and why?
Prose Forms with Chris Deguire this past semester challenged me to write about my personal life experiences and not censor myself. I also learned more about my process as a writer. I grew as both a person and writer throughout that class.
What do you hope to do after school?
After I finish my degree at Columbia, I hope to attend a creative writing graduate program on the West coast. Following graduate school, I would like to work as an instructor in an after-school creative writing program for children and teenagers.
What’s your favorite place to eat on campus?
Thai Spoon: Cheap and the servings are big enough to share!