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Campus Celeb: Alison Nham

Her Campus Laurier would like to introduce you all to the very friendly face of Alison Nham. She’s one of the sweetest girls here at Laurier and someone who definitely deserves to be recognized!

Name: Alison Nham

Age: 21

Year: 4th

Major: Sociology

What is a day in the life of Alison Nham?

Well, the first thing I do is set 18 alarms because I can never wake up in the morning. I go to my classes and study on campus in-between. I work full time on Fridays at a small law firm back home in Brampton. I really don’t have much of a life, and I’m pretty busy with campus stuff. This year, I have also been completing applications for college and masters programs.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time, I like to nap and eat and binge watch Netflix. I’d say workout, but I don’t do that anymore. I like travelling and I’m a serious foodie. I also like doing spontaneous backpacking trips! This October, over fall reading week, I went on an impulsive trip to Vancouver and travelled the west coast alone and hiked the mountains. I did an exchange in England during third year and got to travel a lot, which was another great experience. I’m into photography and I love animals - I have a huge soft spot for alpacas! My ideal goal in life is to have a house with a bunch of alpacas. I guess you could say that the way to my heart is through an alpaca. 

What extra-curriculars or clubs are you a part of here at Laurier?

I am the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for LSSA. I’m also an Instructional Assistant (proctor) for sociology midterms and exams. 

What is LSSA? What do you do in your position?

LSSA is the Laurier Sociology Students Association. It’s the most active student arts club on campus and is open to any undergrad student. My role is to take care of our social media outlets and keep them up to date. I’m also in charge of connecting with the exec team about events and socials. We promote a lot of student involvement in sociology and arts in general.

What is the best part of being a member of LSSA?

The best part is definitely getting to know the students and professors in your program better – it’s great being closer to your department. It’s really rewarding to create events for people and then see everything and everyone come together. 

What do you hope to do after you graduate?

Currently, I am pretty conflicted. I’m either going to be working full time at the law firm or, if other opportunities come up, I will take them. I hope to either attend a college or masters program, but I am undecided. In the summer though, I hope to get back into lacrosse; I’m a huge lacrosse player and really miss playing. But down the road, I would like to own an alpaca farm.

What are some of the things you have learned while being involved at Laurier that you will take with you after graduation?

Laurier is an extremely open and friendly community, especially within the clubs that I have been a part of. It’s a judgement-free zone. I want to be the person that people can turn to without feeling like they’ll receive any judgment. Laurier is a very close-knit community, and that has been really nice to have. 

Allison is just a little ray of sunshine and definitely lights up every room she's in! We wish you all the luck in the world after graduation.

Hey there, my name is Victoria, I am currently a fourth year Sociology student and a new member of the Her Campus team! I can't wait to start writing and to be a part of such an amazing publication!
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