Farah Elrakhawi

Vice President of Health and Security

Fordham College Rose Hill, Class of 2024

Major: Political Science with a minor in Economics
Clubs: College Dems, Middle Eastern Society, member of the Operations Committee.
Pronouns: She/Her

Why did you join USG?

I joined USG to push myself to take risks and try something new, while simultaneously being a voice and resource for my peers. I’ve been on USG since the fall semester of my freshmen year and could not have asked for a better experience; each day, I continue to learn more about leadership and service as my USG friends encourage and inspire me through their dedication and diligent work ethic.

What are you hoping to accomplish this year?

This year, I plan to continue to strengthen the connection between Fordham students and Public Safety, CPS, FUEMS, the Health Center, and administration. I hope to continue to provide valuable resources to the student body regarding mental health, with an important focus on caring for the whole person. Additonally, I plan to priotitize expanding advocacy for surviors of sexual assault while simultaneously educating other students about these sensitive subjects and increasing awareness of the rescources Fordham offers to all students.A s Vice President of Health and Security, my ultimate mission will be to ensure that all Fordham students feel heard, supported, and welcome when reaching out for help.

Where are you originally from?

Garden City, Long Island

If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?

Reading people’s minds, but only if I can turn it off at some points.

My favorite place on Fordham’s Rose Hill campus is…

Eddies with a speaker, blanket, and good friends!

What is your favorite quote?

“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” -Shirley Chisholm

Where to reach me:

CSM email: usgcsm@fordham.edu