I am extremely excited to serve as BLSA Community Service Chair for the 2017-18 academic year. As Chair, I hope to increase BLSA members’ involvement in the local community. I would like for BLSA to get involved through volunteering with local schools, and with the election approaching, I hope to see BLSA foster civic service through participation in voter registration drives. My major goal is to be a resource for BLSA members seeking to contribute to the community, whether individually or through large-scale efforts. Through the successful implementation of BLSA specific events, as well as partnership with other WashU and community organizations, our BLSA chapter can be a group that serves the community around us.