By Greggory Sullivan, PA
Staff Writer

Amanda Johnson

Amanda Johnson

Q:  How many years have you been in YAG, and how many years have you gone to CONA?

A:  This is my fourth year in YAG, my third at CONA.

Q:  What do you do outside of YAG?

A:  I am part of the student government at my college, I started a political discourse association and I participate in political activism.

Q:  What college do you attend and what is your major?

A:  I attend Kalamazoo College with a major in economics and political science and a minor in Chinese.

Q:  What do you plan to do after college?

A: Immediately afterward, I would like to do a language study on Chinese, complete law school and then go into politics or non-profit politics.

Q:  Is there anything that you would like to say to all of this year’s delegates?

A:  Put passion into action; if you’re passionate about something, do something about it. Write a proposal, send a letter to your local congressman and don’t just let your passion sit around.

Emily Vigliotta

Emily Vigliotta

Q:  What are your responsibilities as a Presiding Officer?

A:  My job as a PO is based one hundred percent around service. It’s an honor as well, but the center of everything we do is about making this conference the best we can for the delegates. I’m enjoying myself, of course, but that’s not why I’m here. I’m here to give back to the program by helping the delegates enjoy themselves.

Q:  How many years have you been in YAG, and how many years have you gone to CONA?

A:  Six years for both.

Q:  What do you do outside of YAG?

A:  I participate in several Catholic groups on campus, where we talk about what our religion means to us and our lives as students. I also play tennis recreationally.

Q:  What college do you attend and what is your major?

A:  I go to the College of the Holy Cross in Worchester, Massachusetts. I major in accounting and my minor is in the philosophy of religion.

Q:  What do you plan to do after college?

A: The goal is to work for one of the four biggest accounting firms in the nation. Ideally, it would be PWC.

Q:  Is there anything that you would like to say to all of this year’s delegates?

A:  Seek out the purpose in what you’re doing and why you’re here. And don’t forget to enjoy the ride.

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