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I'm Alik Schier (he/him) studying Political Science, and I just entered my sophomore year! I grew up in Washington DC, where I got hands-on experience with what politics is, and how I feel I could shape that definition. When I joined the DePaul community, I joined our Student Government, winning the seat of senator for first year students, and was re-elected in the spring as senator for second year students. Before my time at DePaul, I worked in local DC politics, helping progressive candidates run and win. I ran a campaign advocating for lowering the voting age to 16 in DC for two years and worked on the national campaign serving as a board member. Some of my work was featured on platforms like NPR, NowThisNews, NBC Nightly News, and The Washington Post. When I was a junior in high school, I worked on Capitol Hill for Rep. Jason Crow of CO-06 and House Democrats.
I'm fired up and ready to bring a unique perspective to the political science department, and I hope to focus on an intersectional lens for this next year, and help make our curriculum more inclusive, progressive, and robust. I am also ready to hold our administration accountable and not back down from a fight. Outside of politics or school you can catch me serving tables, sporting a new nail color, and saying hi to dogs I pass on the street. DePaul needs a student representative to enact real change, and I am ready to be that representative.
This community has supported me to fearlessly pursue my goals. Student-to-faculty interaction is vital in order to maintain a bountiful community in the political science department. As a student representative, I want my peers to feel similarly by ensuring their voices are heard and accounted for.