Candidate Bio – Melissa Wilkinson

Name: Melissa Wilkinson

Year/Major(s): Sophomore Biology Major

What campus activities or organizations are you involved in?

Nazareth College Swim Team

Current UA Position:

Senator for the class of 2017

Do you have prior experience as an official? 

I was Senator of the class of 2017 this past year

Position Running For:

Class of 2017 Senator

Why are you running for this position?

I held this position this year and really enjoyed it. I am looking forward to working with the other officers again because we work so well together and have a lot of great things planned.

What do you hope to accomplish at this position during the 2015/2016 year?

I hope to work with our other class officers to see that the suggestions and concerns that our class has are addressed. I also can’t wait to plan more events for our class in the future.

If you could improve anything on campus, regardless of what it would take, what would it be and why?

I would want even more fun events to happen on campus so that students would feel that there is a lot of worth while thing to do on campus every weekend.

What is your favorite and least favorite thing about college? Explain:

I really love my major and getting to learn about something I have had a passion for for the majority of my life. College can get a bit stressful at times and that would have to be my least favorite but I always work through it. Stress doesn’t last forever.

Why do you think it’s important for students to participate in the UA or other campus activities?

I think it is very important because it builds a sense of community on campus. When we all come together and participate in these events we become a big family and I think that’s very important.

Are there any new initiatives or programs you are looking to introduce?

I would definitely like to work with my other class officers to create any new program or event that my class has in mind if possible.

What is your favorite Netflix show to binge watch?

American Horror Story

If you had to be stuck in one TV show, which would it be and why?

Friends most definitely. I mean who wouldn’t want to have that type of friend dynamic?

What is the last thing you googled?

The last thing I googled was more than likely something to do with organic chemistry

What is your dream job and why?

My dream job is to be in a research lab doing stem cell research trying to find new way to use them to help make advances in the medical field

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