Chakiara Payne

Name: Chakiara Payne

Year: Senior

Major: Criminal justice

Hometown: Flint, Michigan

Position at MSU Dream Team: Vice president

When did you join Dream Team?

I joined my sophomore year.

What is your favorite part of being a part of Dream Team?

My favorite part is having a bond with other girls on campus, having a leadership position and doing fun social events.

If you could give some advice to incoming freshmen women at MSU, what would it be?

Don’t be shy, always ask questions, be friendly, be proactive in your education, and stay focused.

In what ways has being a part of Dream Team helped you personally?

It has helped me to get out of my comfort zone which further helps me in taking initiative in different aspects of my life such as speaking up to professors when I need to, for example.

What does feminism mean to you?

It means not bashing men but women working hard to be just as successful as men and fighting for theirs rights and what they believe in.