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Letter from the Editor in Chief: Goodbye Her Campus & ASU

I never thought when I started college that I would be where I am today: President of an organization I randomly found while looking for a creative outlet - just shy of Graduation.

For the past 4 years, Arizona State University and Her Campus have been my home. They've helped me grow, become more comfortable with myself, and have given me more opportunities than I ever could have imagined.

I'm not the best at goodbyes. In this moment, I don't want things to end. I want to soak up every moment and give it the attention and respect that it deserves for playing a role in my life, regardless of how small. Even though I'm sad to leave and pass on the baton, I'm grateful for everything that this organization and community has been to me for the past two and a half years.

Out of all the jobs, internships, clubs, etc. that college has brought me, nothing compares to the impact Her Campus has had on my life. I've been a writer (nationally and for our chapter), a campus trendsetter,  a national intern, and (obviously my favorite role of all) the president of Her Campus at ASU. I was terrified  to lead all the amazing womxn who make HC at ASU what it is. In reality, I couldn't have done half of what I did without my amazing team of writers and executive board members who support and encourage me, but also challenge me with amazing ideas and perspectives that I never could have found on my own.

To the Her Campus National Team:

Thank you for being supportive in every way shape and form. You prepared me to be the leader that I wanted to be and gave me the resources to grow and be even better than I could have imagined. You taught me to be strong and firm in my decisions, while knowing that it's okay to ask for help or advice.

To my HC at ASU girls:

Thank you for being patient with me. Whether that be having technical issues during our Zoom meetings, getting my bearings when I first came in, sending emails a little late, and overall trusting me to help you tell your stories and share your perspectives with our readers. I'd be nothing without you guys and I can't imagine my world without you in it.

To Melanie:

I'm passing the Baton on to you. I'm proud of how much you've grown and your passion for our organization and I know you will do absolutely amazing. I'm leaving Her Campus at ASU in great hands.


[bf_image id="q7k38e-pxuts-68l61v"] Thank you. Thank you for being my home for the past 4 years. Thank you for making me the woman I am today. Thank you for bringing amazing people, friends, colleagues, professors, and everyone in between into my life. I only applied to one school--which is not very wise when I think back on it--but I'm glad I did. Cronkite prepared me for my career, clubs and organizations I've been a part of gave me new perspectives, and the people I've met have impacted my life in a way that I could never truly express.

I wouldn't be the woman I am today without all the amazing people and organizations I've been in the past 4 years. I'm sad to say goodbye, but I'm proud of what I've been able to do while I was here.

Thank you for the ride of my life.
Daria is an Arizona State University graduate with a degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from the Walter Cronkite School. She was the Chapter Leader of Her Campus at ASU from fall 2018 to spring 2021 and is excited to start the next chapter of her life.
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