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Collegiate Scholar: Caitlin Humbert

Caitlin Humbert and Relay for Life have been in a relationship for eight years, and this year, she’s wearing the pants.

The 21-year-old criminology and business management senior will be the National Society of Collegiate Scholars’ Relay team captain

The position was Humbert’s primary motivation for becoming the executive vice president of the UF’s NSCS chapter this year, she said. She became involved with Relay as part her high school’s Interact club, but it recently became a more personal project.

“Last year I was relaying for my grandpa,” Humbert said. Her grandfather passed away in December 2012.

“When something like that happens,” she said, “it gives meaning to why you’re doing it.”

At this year’s Relay, which will be held March 28 and 29 at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center, Humbert said she will also donate about 12 inches of her hair for the cause.

She said she would like to be involved with Relay for Life after college, and even if she can’t actively participate, she would still want to donate to UF’s NSCS team in support of the organization and its new officers.

NSCS has been a part of Humbert’s college experience for three years, and she has been an officer for two – first as vice president of public relations and now as executive vice president.

Between her responsibilities with NSCS, her involvement with Sigma Phi Lambda, working two jobs, and school, Humbert keeps busy.  She said she couldn’t be where she is today without support from her friends because they are the ones who help her when the workload is too heavy and she feels like quitting.

“I have built more confidence in myself,” Humbert said. “When I first came to college, I was very shy and intimidated by everything. NSCS is the main reason I’m not as timid as I used to be.”

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