Callie Campbell: Diversity Peer Educator

Caille Campbell, a junior History Major, is this week’s IUP Campus Celebrity. Being a History Major with a political science minor as well, can be pretty tough, but Callie has been persevering through these past three years, and she’s getting ready for next year.

“The history and political science departments, the Cook Honors College, and Diversity Peer Educators have individually helped me learn and grow so much in these past [few] years,” Callie said. “ Once I finally get established in my future career, I want to give back to them as much as they've given to me.”

She would like a career in public service--running for and serving in an elected position in federal government, but she is also exploring nonprofits and community development in case her Plan A doesn’t work out.

When Callie isn’t busy studying for her classes, she is actively involved in IUP’s Residence Hall Association, or RHA. In fact, she is the President of RHA, as well as a member of the National Residence Hall Honorary, and a Diversity Peer Educator.

“I like organizing and bringing people together,” Callie said, “so any event I've had a hand in--Take Back The Night, Res. Hall Rumble, any diversity facilitations put on by DPE, and countless other programs--getting people together, connected, and communicating is exhilarating.”

Her advice for underclassmen? Go out and try everything you have ever been interested in. Meeting new people and creating new memories can be just as exhilarating, and “you never know what kind of opportunities are out there for you, just waiting to be snached up.”