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Senior Spotlight: Ali Smith

May 22, 2014 | Krystal

Congratulations to our graduating seniors and thank you for your work with NeW! We are pleased to spotlight some of our outstanding chapter leaders and members. We will miss working with them on campus, but look forward to them joining our NeW Alumnae Network.

Today’s Spotlight is on Ali Smith, NeW leader at Cornell University.

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How did you get involved with NeW?

A dear Cornell friend, Caroline Emberton, and I saw a need for a community of conservative women at Cornell. She had heard about NeW on other college campuses, and so we filled the need by starting Cornell’s NeW together as sophomores.

Why do you think others should be involved with NeW?

NeW provides a fantastic community of conservative women for university campuses. I’ve been so inspired and encouraged by the speakers we’ve brought to campus and all of the women I’ve been so fortunate to interact with and become friends with through Cornell’s NeW organization.

What is one piece of advice you would pass on to NeW ladies following you?

It can be intimidating to speak up for what you believe in as a conservative on college campuses. Bay Buchanan recently spoke on Cornell’s campus, and one of her messages was the importance of speaking up. We won’t ever grow in our ability to share our thoughts, ideas, and opinions if we always keep them to ourselves. As conservative women, our beliefs are valuable so we don’t need to be intimated to share them.

What will you miss most about NeW?
The incredible community! I am so thankful for the friendships I’ve been so fortunate to make through NeW!
Thanks Ali! We wish you success in your post-graduate plans!
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