In the past month, the Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) and Taiwanese Student Association (TSA) hosted their popular “food” events in which VSA hosted their semi-annual event so-called “Phofest” and TSA had their annual event called “Taste of Taiwan”.
The speaker very methodically broke down the barriers that low-income students face and revealed additional factors that I had not thought of before. The most insightful knowledge I personally gained from this event were the array of barriers that exist once these students are able to make it to college.
On October 25, UVA’s chapter of YLA (Young Americans for Liberty) hosted Jonathan Blanks of the CATO Institute. As stated on the CATO Institute website, “Blanks is a Research Associate in Cato’s Project on Criminal Justice and a Writer in Residence at Harvard University’s Fair Punishment Project.
My first year I found some upperclassmen mentors who encouraged me to try for the First Year Liaison position on the ISA Exec Board. Through that I met a whole network of amazing upperclassmen mentors and friends and the ability to connect with a lot of different people in my class.