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Niayah McFadden

Fall 2023

Niayah McFadden is a first-generation college student attending Fayetteville State University. She is a rising junior majoring in Political Science. She lost her mother her sophomore year of college due to cancer and while grieving with the significant loss of her mother, she found healthy ways to cope such as, joining organizations on campus. She is a part of the Student Conduct board, Political science club, NCNW (National Council of Negro Women), R.O.O.T.S mentoring, matriculation mentoring program, Air Force ROTC cadet, food pantry volunteer as well as serving as an executive board member in Bronco wellness. Not only do these organizations fulfil her soul with positivity, but this is also a way she can reach out and give back to her community. After graduating she plans to attend Law school and become an officer in the United States Air Force in hopes of becoming a Supreme Court Justice. Most importantly the reason why she wants to be a Civic Influencer is to emphasize the importance of voting in the community of young adults and making sure the needs of the students are taken care of. She believes this generation will be our future advocates and we must be knowledgeable ourselves to be able to obtain and pass on knowledge to generations to come. Her whole life she watched her family live up to societies standards on what a black family should live like in poverty, and it is her mission to change that narrative and make a change. Being a Civic Influencer would absolutely be a great start to a positive change within her community.