“As an outlet for creating change on Colby’s campus, the Goldfarb Center plays an integral role in helping Colby students think and develop ideas to solve some of our nation’s most pressing issues.”

Q&A with Lukas Alexander ’22

Why are you engaged with the Goldfarb Center? 

I have been engaged with the Goldfarb Center for all three years of my Colby career because I truly care about the future of America.  Through lectures, discussions, and other incredible opportunities, the Goldfarb Center places a premium on having difficult, but necessary discussions.  

What does leadership mean to you as someone on the Goldfarb Student Executive Board? 

Being a leader on the Goldfarb Student Executive Board means I have a responsibility to our college to ensure that our focus is on facilitating programming about the issues of today and bringing these discussions into our community.  Over the course of this year, there have been many political changes and crises to emerge.  As one of your Goldfarb leaders, I will ensure that the Goldfarb Center remains at the forefront of conversations at the college and can act as a safe space for meaningful conversation and change.

What do you think is the most interesting thing happening right now in public affairs? Or, why do you think it is important for Colby students to care about public affairs?

To many, the subject is dull.  To others, the subject is too infuriating to get involved.  However, everyone should be involved in their local, state, and national politics.  Regardless of your belief in politics, it matters – perhaps more now than ever before.  As our country gets more polarized, it will be our voices that will be critical to hear.  The policies of tomorrow rely on the ballots we cast today.  

Is there a moment you will always remember or a favorite memory you have with the Goldfarb Center? 

Last Jan Plan, I had the opportunity to join the Goldfarb Center on the Hill to Hill trek.  This trek took Colby students to Washington DC.  In DC, we met with a number of incredible individuals connected to Colby and got to learn from their years of expertise.  If you are interested in politics and want to learn more about the opportunities in government and Washington DC, the trip is a must!