Fabulous Freshman: Nupol Kiazolu

This week’s Fabulous Freshman is Nupol Kiazolu! She is a first year political science major with a concentration in Pre Law from Brooklyn, New York. Let’s get to know what makes Nupol unique!

HC: What made you choose to attend Hampton University?

NK: I made the decision to attend an HBCU at the end of my junior year of high school. HBCU’s are a safe space for young black people. We can be ourselves and embrace our culture to the fullest and that’s the most important thing! There’s a common misconception about HBCU’s that we’re not diverse which is totally false because black people are not a monolith. We are the most diverse group of people in the world! Young black people that attend HBCU’s come from all over the world. I’m a strong advocate and I’m committed to removing negative stereotypes about HBCU’s. I also chose HU because of the history behind our campus. We are on the grounds of a plantation! Our ancestors walked on the very ground we walk on today. They went through so much pain and suffering just so we can have this opportunity! I do not take it for granted, I’m literally my ancestors’ wildest dreams!

 

HC: What’s your ultimate goal in life?

NK: My ultimate goal is to become President in 2036.

 

HC: Who motivates you to keep moving forward with your goals?

NK: The mentors in my circle and my supporters around the world keep me going! Furthermore, my optimism for the future.

HC: What do you like to do in your free time?

NK: Reading is everything! I love to self-educate because it helps me in debates. I’ve been a dancer since I was 3 years old. Dance runs in my family. My majors in dance are West African, Contemporary, and Dancehall. Swimming is also my stress reliever.

 

HC:What’s your favorite thing about Hampton so far?

NK: My favorite thing about Hampton is the support system from the upperclassmen! Shoutout to my bigs! I love the big/little concept.

HC:What makes you standout?

NK: My leadership and perseverance! I’m a young black woman from the trenches of NYC. Despite all of the obstacles I’ve had to overcome, I made it out of the hood and I’m beating every statistic. I’m a rose that grew out of the concrete! I’m the President of the Youth Coalition for Black Lives Matter Greater NY and Founder and CEO of Vote 2000.

HC: If you could change anything in the world what would it be?

NK: Police officer accountability- they should receive the same treatment a civilian would if we break the law.

Make sure to follow Nupol on social media!

Instagram: @nupol_justice