By Courtney Cleveland
This week’s Millsapian is Samesa Hoskin, a senior political science major and communication studies minor from Indianola, Miss. She’s served as a member of the Student Body Association, Pan-African Student Alliance, Young Democrats, and the Major Havoc Theatre Company. She also on the Mock Trial team, and is a part of Pride and the Political Science Club. Samesa was also inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa honorary.
The Purple and White: What made you come to Millsaps?
Samesa Hoskin: Millsaps is the most the rigorous and resourceful school in the state. I was attracted to the small classrooms and seasoned professors. I was also offered a great academic scholarship package.
P&W: If you could, what would you change about our campus?
SH: I feel like if we were able to financially address infrastructure issues on campus, we would be able to offer a better living environment that matches people’s expectations.
P&W: What one day do you wish you could re-live and why?
SH: During the Yucatan semester program, I got the opportunity to swim in the waterfalls of Palenque between the Mexican and Guatemalan border. I felt free.
P&W: What legacy do you hope to leave behind at Millsaps?
SH: (I hope to leave) one of continuous growth.
P&W: If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
SH: I would eat fruit because (it) can be filling and healthy.
P&W: What do you hope to do after graduation?
SH: This summer I’ll be working with Teach for America as an Operations Director. Afterwards, I hope to gain a master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration and then a Juris Doctorate.
P&W: What person has made the biggest impact on you thus far?
SH: My family has a lot to do with my motivation to succeed, but there are so many people who inspire me every day. You can never know everything, so I try to learn from everyone I interact with.
P&W: If you could have a one hour conversation with someone from the past, who would it be and what would you ask?
SH: Malcolm X. (I’d ask him) everything.
P&W: Describe yourself in one word.
The Purple and White thanks Samesa for answering these questions! If you or someone you know would like to be the next “Millsapian,” you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.