Are you a college or university student who goes above and beyond to carry out the NSHSS mission of world betterment, academic excellence, and community service? NSHSS Collegiate Council members embody these qualities. They are exemplary college and university students who are eager to share their experiences, advice, and tips and tricks with high school students to help usher them into the next phase of their academic pursuits.
NSHSS Collegiate Council members come from all over the world and provide high school students with information on NSHSS programs, scholarships, and activities as well as advice on surviving freshman year and college life in general. Our Collegiate Council members join for the leadership opportunities and the ability to mentor the next generation of NSHSS members.
Collegiate Council members typically:
Our Collegiate Council body currently has over 600 members! Interested in becoming a member of the Collegiate Council? You must be currently enrolled in a college or university to apply. Head on over to yourto apply.
To connect with one of our Collegiate Council members or to find out more about joining, email us at.
Applications are open from March 1st - April 15th and September 1st - October 15th.
University of Hawaii - Manoa, Mililani, HI, Creative Media and Film/Sociology - CC_President@nshss.org
Lund University, Lafayette, Colorado/Kalmar, Sweden, Criminology - CC_Secretary@nshss.org
University of California - Berkeley, Tracy, CA, Molecular & Cell Biology: Biochemistry - CC_Events@nshss.org
Cornell University, New York, NY, Industrial and Labor Relations - CC_NewMembers@nshss.org
Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU), Tallahassee, FL, Industrial Engineering - CC_Scholarships@nshss.org
Johns Hopkins University, Lutherville, MD, Computer Science - CC_Scholarships@nshss.org
Saint Louis University, Madrid, Spain, Aeronautics/Political Science - CC_Academic@nshss.org
University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus, Class of 2021, Finance
The University of Alabama, Class of 2023, Nursing
The University of Texas at Dallas, Class of 2023, Biology and Healthcare Management
University of Texas at Austin, Class of 2024, International Relations and Global Affairs
University of Maine at Augusta, Class of 2023, Cyber Security
Florida International University, Class of 2023, Biological Sciences
Kennesaw State University, Class of 2022, Industrial Engineering
Harris–Stowe State University, Class of 2023, Criminal Justice
University of Nebraska at Omaha, Class of 2023, Biomechanics
Utah Valley University, Class of 2022, Family Studies
St. Mary's College of Maryland, Class of 2023, Asian Studies and Chinese
Emory & Henry College, class of 2023, Physics Education
Regis University, Class of 2023, Neuroscience
University of Rio Grande Valley, Class of 2021, Psychology
Lee University, Class of 2021, Communication with an emphasis in Advertising
Anna University, Class of 2022, Mining
Xavier University, Class of 2022, Political Science
Alana Tang is a current member of the NSHSS Student Council, and a senior at Columbia University as part of the Dual BA Program with Sciences Po. She has framed her academic study to explore the multidimensionality of humanity -- from the individual to society -- majoring in Political Science and History in France and is studying Psychology in New York. A native New Yorker and ethnically Chinese, her parents immigrated to the United States from the Philippines over two decades ago.
Miami Dade College, Class of 2021, Architecture
University of Florida, Class of 2022, Journalism
Louisiana State University, Class of 2021, Political Science
Waynesburg University, Class of 2022, Mathematics
Penn College, Class of 2023, Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Lewis University, Class of 2022, Sociology
SUNY College at Old Westbury, Class of 2021, Sociology
North Carolina State University, Class of 2023, Biochemistry; Integrative Physiology and Neurobiology
University of South Carolina, Class of 2022, Philosophy
Florida International University, Class of 2021, Biology
Oral Roberts University, Class of 2022, Medical Molecular Biology
Troy University, Class of 2024, Psychology
Rochester Institute of Technology, Class of 2021, Civil Engineering Technology
Barry University, Class of 2023, Business Management
Bennett College, Class of 2022, Political Science with a minor in Sociology
Alabama A&M University, Class of 2022, Apparel Design
Wofford College, Class of 2021, Psychology with a Neuroscience Concentration
Solano Community College, Class of 2021, Professional Photography A.A. and Business A.D.T.
Florida Institute of Technology, Class of 2022, Astrobiology, Premed Chemistry
St. John's University, Class of 2023, Government and Politics
McNeese State University, Class of 2022, Accounting
Holy Names University, Class of 2023, Business Administration
Elizabeth City State University, Class of 2021, Aviation Science
Southeastern University, Class of 2022, Ministerial Leadership: Biblical Studies
Whittier College, Class of 2024, Political Science/Public Policy
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Alana, a New York City native, is a current junior as part of the Dual BA Program between Columbia University and the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po Paris). Upon completion of the four-year program, she will obtain two bachelor’s degrees. Having studied Political Science and History in France, she is currently majoring in Psychology at Columbia. While Alana has joined Model UN and consulting organizations in university, she has also pursued professional experiences in academia, government, and nonprofit work. As an alumni of multiple study abroad programs, she has been a stalwart supporter and volunteer for cultural exchange organizations since high school. She looks forward to exploring her many passions post-graduation and is incredibly thankful to be part of such a well-connected and uplifting organization as NSHSS. Alana is an extroverted polyglot with a love for board games and is an absolute social butterfly.
Danielle Geathers was born and raised in Miami, Florida, and is currently a sophomore at MIT studying Mechanical Engineering. At MIT, she is the President of the Undergraduate Association. This past year, she served as the Officer on Diversity and chair of the Community and Diversity Committee. In high school, Danielle was the founder of her school's Black Student Union and awarded the Coca Cola, Burger King, Foot Locker, and Women and Girls in Soccer scholarships. Last summer, she created A Seat on the Bench, a political action committee to help elect black women to the judiciary. Danielle aspires to be a patent lawyer and plans to attend law school after graduation.
Destiney is a student at Grambling State University. She’s studying Computer Information Systems with a minor in Cybersecurity. Destiney keeps busy with her involvement in the GSU QuizBowl, Student Leadership Initiative, FSUB Favored Student Union Board, and the Honors College. On top of all that, she is also an ambassador for BM4F, a nonprofit that promotes clean water and environmental education. After graduation, Destiney hopes to utilizer her computer and Information Systems knowledge to help those in rural communities where tech companies Information Technology developers are limited or non-existent.
Haileigh is currently attending Millikin University as a Human Services major. She eventually plans to get her master's degree in social work as she's always had a passion for helping people. She has been a part of NSHSS since 2016 and has loved every minute of it - from social media takeovers, to member events, to networking! Networking and professional development have been the biggest things that Haileigh says she has gained from NSHSS. She has made so many connections and friendships through NSHSS that she will cherish forever.
Raluca Narita is the Founder of the Win STEM Foundation, a nonprofit organization aimed at supporting and recruiting ambitious women to pursue STEM careers. She is a Sophomore at the University of Texas at Dallas where she is double majoring in Biology and Healthcare Management. As a student on the pre-medical track, Raluca plans to attend medical school and pursue a career as a physician. As of Summer 2020, she is pursuing her Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification at her University to gain both clinical and patient assessment experience before she finishes her undergraduate degree and applies to medical school. In her free time, Raluca is an avid reader and writer and is in the process of editing her first urban fantasy novel. She also enjoys studying martial arts and ice skating with her friends and family during public sessions at the local rink.
After leading the STEM club at his middle school, Umar began to work with schools and the community around him to shape, grow, and lead STEM education and innovation. Starting his work under the name “Tech Gets Real” (now Education Experts - umarmirza.net), Umar began teaching students as young as four years old about the basics of STEM what it has to offer. During his internship with Discovery Place Education Studio, Umar learned to create curricula centered around STEM, facilitated professional development sessions to educators, and completed a project that resulted in a functional open-source product that can be utilized to teach students about STEM. Additionally, he became a program facilitator and volunteer for his local library system leading summer camps and sessions centered around 3D printing, robotics, coding, engineering, and chemistry. Through his engagement in STEM, Umar has been featured at the Charlotte Mini Maker Faire and the North Carolina Technology in Education Society Conference several years.
After finishing her General Education courses, Whitney plans on gaining a Communications degree from a four-year university. She hopes for a career in Social Media or Public Relations after being inspired by her journalism program in high school where she was given the opportunity to explore different types of art and writing. This program lead her to win multiple awards in graphic design, editorial writing, and social media. In her free time, Whitney enjoys volunteer work, such as reading to preschoolers in underprivileged areas with Ready Readers, teaching art classes to foster kids with Bringing Families Together, and working events that benefit veterans with St.Clair’s Hearts. These programs gave her the opportunity to make connections and have experiences that she’ll never forget, just as the NSHSS Student Council Leadership Program is doing now.
Maria's plan to study bilingual education is to have the opportunity to work with younger kids. Having experienced the same challenges growing up, Maria can say that it truly changed her life to be able to work with individuals that are similar to her. She was heavily involved in high school with leadership and community service groups which truly helped her find her passion. Maria is also grateful and excited to continue to serve NSHSS while in college!
Apart from high school, Skylar is a dual-enrolled student in Southwest Texas Junior College where he plans to graduate with his associate's degree and then move on to attend the University of Texas at Austin, majoring in International Relations with a minor in Government. Eventually, he hopes to attend The University of Texas School of Law. Prospectively, Skylar's goal is to give back to his community by protecting those who most need it, finding compromise, and defending the rule of law. During his leisure time, he enjoys reading biographies, keeping informed of laws being debated, and watching historical documentaries.