The Wheel firmly endorses Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing junior Danielle Zamarelli as the next Student Government Association (SGA) vice president. We believe both her passion and her experience make her the best candidate for the position.
Although she has no prior experience working within SGA, we believe Zamarelli’s past leadership experiences will provide her with a unique background for understanding student concerns and implementing necessary changes within SGA. While serving as vice president of outreach on the Intersorority Council (ISC) and on the executive board of her sorority, Zamarelli worked toward forging more connections between the multiple Greek organizations present.
Her involvement on the executive board of Relay for Life and as the Nursing School representative on the University Senate provide her with experience representing different student bodies. In addition, she has met with current SGA President and College senior Adam McCall and current SGA Vice President and College junior Brian Fuller to discuss the logistics of the position.
Zamarelli aims to facilitate the creation of bonds between the undergraduate, graduate and professional schools within Emory University. As a junior within the Nursing School, Zamarelli has the graduate school perspective and can better represent those students’ opinions. Her connections with the different sections of Emory will aid collaboration on University-wide student initiatives.
Another goal of Zamarelli’s is to increase SGA’s transparency to the student body. Her plans include utilizing Wonderful Wednesdays, Town Halls and direct student contact to better inform the student body about SGA’s projects, discussions and goals. Through monthly surveys and vigorous publicizing of open meetings and information avenues, Zamarelli hopes to allow students a clearer look at what it is SGA does for them.
The Wheel endorsement committee believes that her focuses on collaboration between Emory’s undergraduate, graduate and professional schools and on better communication between the student body and SGA are a good step forward for the organization at this moment in time. Although she lacks experience in SGA specifically, we believe that she will bring a fresh approach toward solving SGA’s difficulties.
Powerful, eloquent and a fierce proponent of her ideals, Zamarelli truly appears to want to change SGA for the better.
Her clear motivation and understanding of what needs to be done to improve SGA have convinced us she is the best candidate for the position of vice president.