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Congratulations to Makayla Reynolds for making history! The Sophomore at the University Of Pennsylvania recently became the first African American woman to be elected class President.

“My background and where I come from and what I stand for is very underrepresented at Penn” said Makayla who was also apart of the student council at her high school in Florida.

According to The Daily Pennsylvania (TDP), approximately 800 students participated in the election. Makayla introduced herself to as many of her classmates as possible in addition to maintaining an engaging social media presence in order to secure their vote.

During her tenure as president, the health and societies major wants to ensure that her peers are aware of the mental health resources that are readily available on campus.

According to TDP, Makayla also wants to work with some of the many cultural groups at Penn to create events that appeal to students who identify with different cultural backgrounds.

“I hope that people know that they can come up to me with any concerns,” she said. “We’re all equals, [and] this isn’t a hierarchy.”


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