A Sticky Problem

What aspect of the Columbia community, outside of the classroom, would you most want to impact and why? (150 words or less)


A few years ago, I discovered that Columbia University was having a small crisis. Students were stealing large quantities of Nutella, which Columbia had just begun offering in John Jay. Surveys attempting to solve the problem were largely useless, and student publications blew the incident out of proportion. Naturally, as a member of student government and of the youth mentorship program of city government, I itched to look for a solution as I had done so many times before with my school’s student council. As a representative, I worked with faculty and students alike to solve problems concerning lack of funding, school event logistics, as well as to mobilize the student body. At Columbia, I would use my experience working with not only school officials but also city and state governments to find the best solutions to the problems I find, whether they concern hazelnut spread or not.

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