Cindy Gomez Joins SGCWE
When she graduated from Norman Thomas high school in Manhattan, Cindy Gomez considered a few colleges but City College was not one she thought of initially. She tried several other CUNY schools, including John Jay and LaGuardia Community College; however none seemed like a good fit. Inspired by the enthusiasm of a CWE recruiter she met at a college fair, Gomez decided to give CWE a try. "Finding CWE was a true blessing," Gomez said.
During orientation, she had the chance to listen to student government member Ayoka Johnson speak and answer questions from the audience. Gomez became so involved in the question/answer period that Johnson told her, "We need to talk." Immediately, Johnson recruited Gomez as student government material. Once an opening on the committee became available, Gomez stepped up with a desire to get involved with the students and the school. Now, her constant message to students is, "Make time for school activities."
At CWE, Gomez does her best to make changes and improve the overall educational experience of her fellow students. "I heard my classmates discussing questions about graduation and so I went to the uptown City College campus to find brochures with the information the students needed." She brought the brochures back to CWE and distributed them. "My goal as a student government member is to keep CWE in synch with the all of the opportunities available at the uptown City College campus," she said. Gomez, who works for CCNY uptown in the student housing department (she calls herself "the student real estate agent") is in a unique position to help promote CWE, especially given the fact that the two campuses are so similar in many ways.
Gomez is currently a senior at CWE and an Interdisciplinary Arts & Science major. She looks forward to graduating in December and plans to pursue a master's in public policy. "I'd really like to make a difference working on issues like immigration reform."
When asked about what advice she would like to give students, Gomez said, "get involved.
It will make your whole school experience so much richer." And as the newest member of
SGCWE, she is certainly doing her best to lead by example.