Amaiya Nesmith, a third-year Political Science student at North Carolina Central University, embarked on her political and leadership journey during college. She engaged in diverse roles and initiatives, shaping her academic and personal growth. Her coursework covers political theory, international relations and current global issues. In college, she held significant leadership roles, including student body vice president and president of the Student Government Association, advocating for student rights and fostering community responsibility. Beyond the classroom, Ms. Nesmith actively promoted civic engagement as a campus liaison for NC Democracy, increasing political awareness, voter participation and discussions on critical issues.