SGA Secretary Interview: Allyson Campbell

The SGA Elections have ended, and the newly elected officials have been chosen. This year’s SGA Secretary is Allyson Campbell. Allyson is a sophomore at Embry-Riddle and is expecting to graduate in May of 2021. She is majoring in Global Security and Intelligence Studies with a minor in Mandarin Chinese and a concentration on Security. Allyson also likes going hiking in Prescott, reading, and going to relieve some stress at the gym.

Q: Have you accepted an internship? For what and when?

A: I have accepted an internship for the Summer. I am working with Amazon and it will be for loss prevention supply chain security specialist internship. I am super excited; it starts in May and will end in late July.

Q: Why did you run for the SGA Secretary position?

A: I ran for secretary because I want to see a change in the school. The secretary position has more time so you could do more individual projects, and for me, that’s what I want to focus on. I want to help other majors such as UAS, they only have like eight drones working and that’s how much they had with only 40 people in their major and now they have over 150. I want to help the smaller majors such as Space Physics, Psychology, Astronomy, and so on get the funding they need so they can be more successful and that more people will know about our school because of those majors as well as our main ones.

Q: What duties do you know of coming with your newly elected position?

A: I will be taking meeting minutes, and I’ll be able to share that to the whole school, I plan to do that through email. If Timmy’s ideas come, we will do it on a video, and I will be able to send that out. I’ll be keeping track of what is said, voting, attendance and so forth.

Q: What do you hope to accomplish with your position?

A: I hope to accomplish my goals of getting these smaller majors more recognition along with getting more people’s input on our student government and what we can do to succeed and to help students feel included on campus. For me, it would be getting more involvement from the students and hearing the feedback and seeing that we’re doing a good job on the projects.

Q: How did you react when you found out you won the majority vote?

A: I was very excited. I got a text before I even saw the email come in saying, “congratulations” from one of my friends. I called my mom right away and she was at work and congratulated me. I was super excited because it means that students believe in me. This is something that makes me feel more confident about going into this position. Now I want to show them the success that I can bring with this position.