Boise State University student Evangelina Rodriguez has been selected to join the American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) National Student Advisory Council (SAC). Evangelina stood out as one of ten emerging leaders from a competitive applicant pool of undergraduate and graduate students from campuses across the country.
The SAC program gives college students the opportunity to advise the AAUW on issues taking place on their campuses while providing them with valuable leadership skills.
“AAUW has a long history of supporting tomorrow’s trailblazers, leaders, and innovators, and this year’s Student Advisory Council is no different,” said Kimberly Churches, the chief executive officer at AAUW. “We are proud to provide these outstanding students with the resources and skills necessary to break down their own barriers while creating positive change in their communities.”
By joining the SAC, Evangelina will help form a unique feminist team that helps AAUW grow and connect with the student community. SAC members also play a critical role in planning AAUW’s annual National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL).
Evangelina, a first-generation student, plans to graduate in 2018 and pursue a career in government and public policy. She draws motivation from her Chicana culture and the resilient spirit of her grandmother and mother. A political science major with a minor in Latin American studies, she loves Marvel superhero movies, crafting, and working with her sorority, Alpha Pi Sigma, toward the empowerment of Latina university women.