Women in Charge Archive

WIN's mini-series: Women in Charge: Student Spotlight features women leaders making an impact on campus, highlighting real women making real change at Marquette.  Check out our past featured student leaders below and read more about what they do!


Fall 2021 Student Spotlights

Check out the women making a difference on campus in the Fall 2021 semester!

November 8: Dana Sharqawi

President of the Marquette Muslim Student Association (MSA)

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How did you get involved with the MSA?

I have been an active member of the MSA since I was a freshman, and I originally joined to find a comfortable and safe community here on campus. It wasn’t until my sophomore year, however, that I officially became a part of the board as the marketing chair. I eventually wanted to be president, and this prior experience left me equipped with a plethora of skills that prepared me to take on this huge role.

What is your mission or goal through the MSA here at Marquette?

My greatest mission is to leave the future generations of Muslim students here at Marquette with the resources and confidence to stand up for what they believe in. When you make up less than one percent of the population here on campus, it is difficult to feel like you fit in and have that sense of belonging. MSA provides that safe space that Muslim students need in order to grow spiritually, academically, and professionally.

How do you hope to carry that on after Marquette?

The future of MSA is in the best hands. The generations before me have implemented the tools and established a foundation for the generations after me to succeed and become better and grow. I simply hope to help strengthen and build on what’s already been established, as well as pave the way for the new generations to come with the help of my team!


October 25: Sarah Hayden

Biomedical Engineering & Biomechanics, Marquette 2023

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How are you involved on campus?

On campus I am involved in many different organizations. Currently, I am the President of Alpha Omega Epsilon (professional STEM sorority), a researcher in the Neuromotor Control Lab, President of Global Health Technologies, Business Development Representative for MassVaxx, Board Chair of Student Conduct Board, mentor in Society of Women Engineers, member of Alpha Eta Mu Beta (Biomedical Engineering Honor Society), member of Order of Omega (Greek Honor Society), Program Intern for Sorority and Fraternity Life in the Center for Leadership Service and Involvement, and volunteer at Aurora Sinai in the Emergency Department.

What is your mission or goal through your leadership here at Marquette?

Throughout my leadership roles at Marquette, my main goal is to help others. That is also my personal mission outside of my leadership roles. I believe that if I have the tools and capability to help others or improve their quality of life, I should take the responsibility to help them grow their own set of skills. I really enjoy serving the Marquette community, and I hope my dedication and time leaves an impact.

How do you hope to carry that on after Marquette?

I am currently enrolled in the Accelerate Master’s Degree program for Biomechanics where I am researching in the Neuromotor Control Lab on campus. After Marquette, I plan to enter the biomedical engineering industry to develop medical devices to improve the quality of life for all.

 


October 7: Addy Donahue & Chloe Harris:

Co-presidents of Women & Youth Supporting Each Other (WYSE)

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How did you get involved in WYSE?

Both of us saw WYSE at O-Fest in the quad our freshman year and fell in love with its mission. We both had strong empowering women in our lives and wanted to continue having those relationships coming into Marquette University.  

What is your mission or goal through WYSE here at Marquette?

To provide the resources and support to middle school girls through a one on one mentorship program that focusing on topics that aren’t discussed in the classroom such mental health, healthy relationships, self love/care, sex education, nutrition, and positive forms of communication. By mentoring these young women we hope to empower them for high school and experiences beyond! 

How do you hope to carry that on after Marquette?

After four years of being in this group made up of empowering women, and both being a part of STEM programs, we hope to carry our experiences to both our professional and personal worlds. #Girlpower