Meet Soudi Taha (D.C. '22)

Soudi Taha headshot
President of NYCC's SSDA Soudi Taha joins Shanna Hatten (Vice President), Fawod Majidi (Treasurer), Ulysses Estrada (Secretary) and Anita Raghubir (PR) to comprise the leadership team.

Hometown: London, Ontario, Canada
Undergrad degree: Bachelor of Science with an Honors Specialization in Biology, The University of Western Ontario

For Soudi Taha (D.C. '22) being a student leader is all about helping students engage with one other and get involved within their campus community.

As Northeast College’s Student Government Association (SGA) executive secretary and treasurer and newly elected in April 2020 as president of the Students for Social Diversity Awareness (SSDA) club, Taha is highly involved as a leader in organizations on campus and wants to help ensure other students' voices are heard.

This year, Taha's goals with SGA are to increase student involvement in extracurricular activities and to connect students and administrators. "I want to help make each student’s experience at Northeast (formerly NYCC) a positive one," she said.

What made you want to be part of SGA? 

SGA is a bridge between the student body and the administration of the College, so I knew I could help ensure student voices are heard in this role. I also wanted to be a good representative for future students and push for further involvement from students in our school community.

What are you working on of which you are most proud?

Through my participation in school, I work to increase student involvement. We are all so busy with school and coursework, but I believe that student interactions are very important to our success and that of our College community.

What do you hope to accomplish as a student leader?

By holding leadership positions I feel I can make a difference in bringing students together to take part in events and to help connect students who are in different trimesters. Coming into NYCC in my first trimester, Students for Social Diversity Awareness (SSDA) became my community. I have made so many great friends and memories from attending SSDA events. Therefore, I work hard to allow other students to have the same positive experiences that I did.

What are the goals of SSDA?

SSDA is a club that promotes diversity and inclusion on campus. We promote diversity and challenge stereotypes and preconceptions. Our goals are to encourage personal growth and help create an overall healthier society. As future healthcare providers, it is important that we educate ourselves about the world we live in. In order to be strong and fair healthcare providers, we must provide people of all backgrounds, perspectives, ethnicities, colors, sexual orientations and beliefs the equal care they deserve. SSDA’s aims to educate our members and College community by hosting multicultural events.