It was an honor being the Campus Director of world's largest student event for social change. I was extremely excited for the job I was chosen for; a perfect execution of a classic dream which I was always passionate about- social engagement to change the world for good.
For my contemporaries, let's remember to be more introspective, less harsh on ourselves with our follies and less aggrandizing with our accomplishments. Listen, do not compare, connect and remember -- we have a purpose.
It's often easy to look at the past and see how leaders pushed through fear. But, in the present, it can be painfully difficult to push through fear when it's so much easier to sit comfortably. Not take a leap of faith. Not start an idea. Not question a boss.
From racial and ethnic diversity to an influx of "first generation" students and the challenges of being a low income student, most college and universities in this country have begun to recognize that the face of higher education is changing.
Unlike Sundance, SXSW, and other well-known festivals where the objective is for filmmakers to find distributors for and generate buzz about their movies, the goal of Projecting Change is to provide a platform for dialogue about today's most pressing social issues.
Whether you are saving elephants by banning the ivory trade in Thailand with WWF or speaking up for a cause you are passionate about. all our collaborative efforts have true meaning and power, so use them wisely.