Devin Bonner: Devin Bonner, President of Brockport Student Government
DB:I first got involved with BSG as an Office Assistant in the Spring of 2015 and then applied and was hired to be the Chief of Staff for the following year. Soon after that, Danielle approached me and asked if I would be interested in running for President and Vice President together. We were elected in April of 2016!
DB:I was an RA at the same time that I was an Office Assistant and my Senior RA approached me and thought that I could be a good fit for the Chief of Staff position, since it was primarily a Human Resources position within BSG. Since I had only been affiliated with BSG for about 3 weeks prior as an Office Assistant, I didn’t feel as though I would even have a chance at the Chief of Staff position, but with that helpful nudge, I was able to have the confidence to make a difference within the organization- and I’m so glad I did.
DF: To be completely honest I got involved because I wanted a job and in particular a job that would help me with my Graphic Design skills. Even though this is why I initially got involved, it is not why I stayed involved. I stayed involved because BSG became my home away from home (which is 6 hours away), BSG gave me friends that I will have for the rest of my life, and BSG helped me grow as a leader and a person in general.
DB:Though I believe that it’s important to recognize successful women within leadership roles, my ultimate goal is to no longer have to acknowledge that a woman is successful. The day that I am not acknowledged for being a young woman within a leadership role, is the day that I can rest. My hope is that it is that the future female leaders will not be female leaders, but simply leaders.
DB: That Student Government is one of the most valuable experience that I would have ever had the opportunity of experiencing! This role has changed my life and my future career.
DB: Emma Watson. She’s such an amazing activist for so many causes.
DF: I wore the same pair of Converse sneakers for my entire JV and Varsity Volleyball career. (Thanks Dad)