My name is Megan Goldberg and I am currently a freshman at Ithaca College in the Class of 2016. I am a Communication Management & Design major in the Roy H. Park School of Communications, as well as a recipient of the Park Scholar Award. I am from Long Island, NY and a graduate of H. Frank Carey High School in Franklin Square.
Among the many leadership roles that I held throughout high school, I am most proud of my service as the student body Student Government President. I have had the opportunity to work with so many different people of different ages, ranging from young 7th grade students to educational administrators. I have many experiences in this role, both positive and negative, that have sparked my interest in the area of communications and have shown my why communication is so important in our world. In this area, my focus has mostly been on social media, interpersonal communication with smaller groups, and communication with the larger community. Because of these experiences, I am very curious to understand how and why communication can be both effective and ineffective, and I hope to discover some of these answers while at IC.
Additionally at IC, I am a part of the H.O.M.E. housing program where I have met many students with varying and diverse backgrounds and ideas. Continuing my Student Government experiences at IC, I am on the SGA Communications Committee, where I serve as a Social Media manager, and the SGA Campus Events Committee, where I serve as Campus Affairs Assistant. I am a member of Media Club, in which I work with various age groups, exposing them to the world of media. I am also a member of 180° Consulting, where I am working as a team member consulting for the Tompkins & Cortland Counties Habitat for Humanity.
I am also a regional winner of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation scholarship, where I have had the amazing opportunity to interact and connect with some of the most amazing leaders and scholars in the United States, and possibly in the world. This has been a life changing experience in which I have met students from every state in the country that, while so diverse, have the same ideals and passions- to help create and implement positive and effective change in our world. I have seen the incredible potential of students and human beings in my fellow scholars, which has greatly affected my outlook on the idea of becoming active citizens of the world. I am absolutely amazed at what our youth can achieve and am excited to see all that is accomplished as we continue to become empowered and navigate the world around us!