“I am most looking forward to working with many members of the Colby community, beyond members of executive board, who share a passion for public affairs and activism.”

Q&A with Grace Hillis ’24

What about the Goldfarb Center and its activities interested you in seeking an active role in a leadership position?  

As a first year, I found myself drawn to many of the events hosted by the Goldfarb Center, including the talk with Ibram Kendi and the Debate Watch parties. Once I learned about the club behind these events, I knew I wanted to become more involved. 

What are you most looking forward to as a newly-elected member of GSEC?

I am most looking forward to working with many members of the Colby community, beyond members of GSEC, who share a passion for public affairs and activism. 

What do you think is the most interesting thing happening right now in public affairs?

This year, the Goldfarb Center is focusing many of its events on racial inequality and criminal justice. I am especially interested in the intersection between climate change and racial equity and the disproportionate effects of climate change on communities of color.

Why do you think it is important for Colby students and the broader community to care about public affairs?

The education that we receive as Colby students affords us a tremendous amount of privilege and it is critical that we use this education to positively impact our communities. Involvement in public affairs is a direct way to be an active member of smaller communities and the world.