Iman Said: Six-Time Executive Board Member

Iman, pictured left 

Iman Said, a second year at the University of Cincinnati, is a hugely active member of our student body. As a member—and an executive board member, at that—of six prominent organizations on campus, it’s not often that you’ll meet someone who doesn’t know what an ambitious young woman Iman is. It’s clear that her goal-oriented ambition and drive keep her on her toes, but Iman is doing much more than just building her own résumé. She understands the importance of building a better and stronger community, and she has committed to do exactly that. Iman’s latest initiative is founding a new organization on campus: the UC Multicultural Women’s Collective. Read our interview with Iman below to learn more about UC’s new, women-empowering organization.

“If we want to change campus culture, promote social justice issues, and encourage students to be more engaged with their community on a local, national, and international level, we have to start by bringing together those who care enough to take action. That is what this group is about…”

Name: Iman Said

Year: Sophomore

Major: Operations Management and Information Technology

 

Her Campus: What active organizations are you apart of?

Iman Said: Marketing Director of UC Student Government, Secretary of UC Student Senate, Recruitment Co-Captain of Scholars for Ashley, VP of Alumni Relations of UC Delta Sigma Pi, Founder of UC Multicultural Women’s Collective, and Founder of Inspire Her.

 

HC: What is your ultimate career goal?

IS: I would love to be the Chief of Staff for the Secretary of State.

 

HC: Why did you choose UC?

IS: UC is one of the fastest growing schools in our region. We have an incredibly supportive team of faculty and staff, starting with President Ono. That atmosphere of ‘students first’ means students are provided with co-op support, access to international study abroad or internship opportunities, and a spectacular range of activities and organizations that all have a significant impact on UC and the surrounding community. I truly believe that there is no other college that would be as receptive to new ideas and student initiatives.

 

HC: Why did you decide to start the UC Multicultural Women’s Collective?

IS: I started at UC at a very interesting time. The biggest issue on campus was diversity; specifically, everyone was concerned about the recruitment and retention of minority and underrepresented students and faculty. I quickly realized that there were many students who had an opinions regarding diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice but who did not have an outlet to share their thoughts. I wanted to create that outlet. I believe that the UC Multicultural Women’s Collective will provide that source of conversation, discussion, and action that will lead to change on campus. If we want to change campus culture, promote social justice issues, and encourage students to be more engaged with their community on a local, national, and international level, we have to start by bringing together those who care enough to take action. That is what this group is about, and it is why I am so excited to see it come together here at the University of Cincinnati.