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Abii-Tah is a junior at James Madison College with a double major in International Relations and Comparative Cultures and Politics. Before she even stepped her feet on campus, Abii-Tah knew that she wanted to find purpose in serving and empowering the Spartan student body through ASMSU. In the last years, she has dedicated every ounce of strength and time to make every day at MSU worth it for all Spartans.
During her time at ASMSU, Abii-Tah has served in positions such as the Chair of the Cultural exchange committee (SoCC). She currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Academic Committee, the James Madison College Representative, and an ASMSU representative to the University Council. In these positions, Abii-Tah has advocated aggressively for students. She has introduced and passed a significant percentage of student oriented bills both at ASMSU and at the Association of Big Ten Students conference. Abii-Tah has also revamped ASMSU policy creation by spiking the rates of direct student participation in ASMSU advocacy items. She has achieved this by seeking input from as many as 70 students before taking steps to introduce any bills. Abii-Tah has also forged powerful partnerships within ASMSU and with student organizations across campus, which she has employed to negotiate relentlessly with MSU administrators for students’ needs. Abii-Tah’s fervor for serving students is only matched by her dedication to construct an inclusive MSU community where every student is confident that they are indispensable to the university because of, not despite of, the uniqueness in their identities, sexualities, or persuasions. Abii-Tah’s firm dedication to wholesomeness in each students’ wellbeing allowed ASMSU’s 56th General Assembly to vote for her as student government member of the month of November.
All Abii-Tah looks forward to is the opportunity to continue spending sleepless nights to ponder on solutions to her peers’ concerns. She looks forward to working with students to augment their direct participation in advocacy items that benefit them. It is common knowledge that Spartans cannot and should no longer have to wait for change so Abii-Tah hopes to empower them to champion the construction of their vision for their university. Abii-Tah’s only wish is to enable a student body that empowers each other, enacts history together, and chooses to leave nobody behind in the policy making process.
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