Chapter Spotlight: NeW at the University of Florida

by Alyssa Condrey on January 21, 2014 · 1 comment

NeW is excited to feature our NeW chapter at the University of Florida in this NeWsletter. These women have done an excellent job revamping their NeW chapter on campus and I wanted to share with you a little bit about what NeW means to them. I hope you take a few minutes to read their answers below!

2013-12 Elizabeth Osmun-Social Chair--Amy Sapp-Vice President--Rachel Csutoros-Treasurer--Krystal Hernandez-President--Kelsey Jordan-Public Relations Chair--Kailyn Allen-Secretary-Historian

NeW leaders at the University of Florida (UF).

NeW at the University of Florida (UF) is excited for this spring semester! They will be reading The Good Girl Revolution  by Wendy Shalit.

Q:Tell us a little bit about yourself and why you became involved with NeW.  

 I’m fiscally and socially conservative, but I definitely believe in the importance of having women be politically influential. All the women’s political groups at UF were primarily liberal, so when I found out about NeW, I was immediately attracted to its mission and vision. ~Krystal Hernandez, NeW at UF President

Q: What appeals to you about NeW?

 NeW provides a forum for conservative women interested in politics to support and empower each other. It is a great alternative to the liberal female political groups on campus, which do not align with my values. ~Kailyn Allen, NeW at UF Secretary

Being a part of a network of women who are informed about current issues ignites my passion to change the way politics are today.            ~Rachel Csutoros, NeW at UF Treasurer

Q: How do you benefit from being a part of NeW?

Often times at a large and overwhelmingly liberal institution such as UF, it is easy to feel like you are alone in your beliefs, especially as a conservative woman. Time and time again, we are told what we should believe and spoken to condescendingly about our values. NeW gives us the opportunity to meet like-minded women and start the discussion on campus, rather than acquiescing to the conventional view that there is one overarching opinion that young women should have.~Kailyn Allen, NeW at UF Secretary

Q:What is the best part of being involved with NeW?

Thanks to my involvement with NeW, I have found a group of like-minded women who share the very same values as my own. I have found an organization with which I can truly be myself and feel no outside judgement when discussing my beliefs that may not align perfectly with the status quo. ~Amy Sapp, NeW at UF Vice-President

If you are a student at the University of Florida and would like to get involved with NeW, email networkofenlightenedwomenatuf@gmail.com for more information on meetings and locations. You can also find NeW at UF on Facebook and Twitter.

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