Women of SGA: Paola Rivera, Class of 2018 President

We all know Marist is full of #girlbosses, but Paola Rivera actually runs the show for the Class of 2018. HC Marist sat down with Paola and asked her a few questions about her time with SGA at Marist.

Name: Paola Rivera

Major: Fashion Merchandising with concentrations in Business and Promotion

Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Favorite Sodexo Meal: Grilled Cheese

Extracurricular Activities: SGA, Ambassadors, Internship: Zac Posen, Small Accessories and Gifts buyer at Mporium 

Words to describe yourself: Passionate, Hardworking, Fun

Class president is basically in charge of planning four events a semester for the class and making sure students concerned are always heard and acted upon. They also serve as a senator, being a part of big decisions on campus and bringing change!

My favorite memory at Marist is the day I found out I was elected class president, I knew this was an amazing opportunity and I couldn't wait to be more involved in the Student Government Association (SGA). That same day I found out I would be a buyer for Mporium, and all of these amazing things made me realize how truly blessed I am and how hard I would have to work this semester.

SGA was something that caught my attention when I first came here, and I knew I wanted to take on a big role and be part of board that serves over 1,000 students. 

Through SGA I've learned that it takes a lot to run our school and keep things in line. Without student government, Marist could not run the way it does. We are an essential entity on campus, one that I am proud to be a part of.