Taryn Christy, Candidate for Public Affairs & Administration Senator
My name is Taryn Christy. I am excited to be running for Senator of Public Affairs and Administration at UIS. I am a sophomore studying Political Science and Legal Studies with a passion for public service. For the past year, I have been volunteering with the Illinois Innocence Project. Through my time as a volunteer, I have personally seen how crucial hands-on learning opportunities are for all students pursuing degrees in Public Affairs and Administration. After all, these are students who will go on to serve as the pillars of society, solving big issues such as climate change or global pandemics. My priority will be advocating for students to have equal access to internships, social connections, and academic support. I will prioritize the well-being and opportunities of students every day in this position.