We are so grateful for the wonderful support our interns bring to NeW. Meet Sasha Duncan, one of our Spring 2019 interns. Originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, Sasha is a graduating senior at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte majoring in Communications with a concentration in Mass Media while minoring in Sociology. Through a sister of the Delta Zeta Sorority, Sasha was introduced to the Network of enlightened Women during her sophomore year. She went on to hold the Event Coordinating Chair as well as the Social Media Chair prior to holding her current position as Chapter President.
How did you hear about NeW?
I originally heard about the Network of enlightened Women when it first came to UNC Charlotte’s campus my sophomore year. My sorority sister, Lexi Bowman, told me what the organization was about and she invited me to the meeting. I felt completely at home and have never left!
Why is NeW important?
The Network of enlightened Women is extremely important because it teaches young women on college campuses – regardless of their political opinion – how to be educated on issues, be professional, and most importantly, let them be themselves. Society is so oppressing to women and NeW gives young women a chance to be who they want and be heard.
What is the most important conservative issue?
In my opinion, the most important conservative issue is the topic of gender. Nowadays, people are losing the sense of what things are supposed to be. I really enjoyed reading Sex Matters by Mona Charen in NeW’s book club because it explored how modern feminism lost touch with science and traditional feminism.
If you could offer advice to college students, what would it be?
My advice to college students would be to be yourself – whatever you’re interested in, whatever you like, do it and do it well. If you find your niche (on campus or in the community) and you excel, you are guaranteed success.
How do you currently advocate for conservative principles on campus?
Personally, I advocate for conservative principles on campus by supporting organizations that support them as well. People think clubs are just clubs, but once you’re in an organization, it leads to so many more opportunities off campus and in the community. By becoming involved with College Republicans, I became involved with the Network of enlightened Women, then Young Americans for Liberty, and now many more in the community.