Janiah Miller is a junior double majoring in Sociology and Integrative Studies Majors with minors in Social Justice, Honor's Distinction, Political Science, and a focus in Women & Gender Studies from Newport, KY. Janiah decided to stay in the area because she wants to make an impact in the community that has invested so much in her.
After graduation, she intends to pursue a Juris Doctorate (J.D) and a Master in Public Policy (MPP). With these degrees, she intends to become a public interest lawyer then run for public office later in her career.
On campus, Janiah has been heavily involved since she was a freshman. She has been an executive board member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), an LGBTQ+ Ambassador, a R.O.C.K.S mentor, the Leadership Director for the Black Student Union and now President, and a Student Government Association Senator.
Janiah's involvement doesn't stop on campus, she is also heavily involved in her in her community. She has been an intern on political campaigns, a Voter Empower Organizer for Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, an intern for Cornerstone Renter Equity, Renaissance Covington, and an Constituent Intern for the Mayor John Cranley.
In her free time, she enjoys Netflix, reading books, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
Janiah's SGA Experience:
As a Senator Janiah passed the Separation of Culture Creativity Foundation of Knowledge course. This resolution calls for the two to be split to provide more culture courses because out of the 16 culture and creativity courses offered, 9 are language courses. She also served as the Student Representative for the Sexual Assault Student Misconduct Committee.
As the Chair of Academic Affairs Committee (April 2017-April 2018) Janiah went on to pass three more resolutions, such as an Honorary Resolution for African American Programs & Services, Expansion of Campus Bookstore, and an NPHC resolution. She also executed our semi-annual book-drive, helped ten senators write resolutions, serve as a student representative of the Admissions & Academic Policy Committee, and organize the DACA Townhall.
Currently, she serves in her second appointment on the executive board as Chair of Student Rights Committee. In this role she has been able to implement new forms of dialogue that engage our Student Body in meaningful dialogue while connecting with university partners. This past fall she planned the "Circle Talk: A Sense of Belonging" with Office of Diversity and Inclusivity, Student Affairs, and KY Campus Compact. Currently she is planning "Homeless Students: Transitioning to and Succeeding in College." She also serves on a student focus group to address housing accessibility, Closet Project Committee, Bias Protocol & Incident Committee, Inclusive Excellence, and Drug Policy Committee.
Lexi Anderson is a sophomore Communication Studies major with a minor in Organizational Leadership, from Cynthiana, KY. Lexi came to Northern Kentucky Univesity for the first time in 2016, on a tour. She instantly fell in love with the loving atmosphere the university gave off and made her decision to come here immediately following. She became involved with many organizations and made many friendships she knows will live on after college. NKU is her home, and she hopes she can continue to dedicate her time to be able to continue NKU's rich legacy for its future students and staff.
After graduation, she wants to work for a non-profit that focuses on women's issues. After working for the non-profit she hopes to be a professional speaker that travels around the world to talk about women's issues.
As a freshmen Lexi got involved right away, currently serving in several roles. She is the Panhellenic President, Norse Violence Prevention Center Student Coordinator, member of Delta Gamma Zeta Sigma, former Orientation Leader, former Tour Guide, and a member Feminist Alliance at Northern (FAN).
In Lexi's free time she loves to be with her friends, and go thrift and antique shopping.
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