Class of 2014 Success Stories: An Advocate for Social Justice


June 2, 2014

A passionate advocate for social justice, Lahey has been networking at presentations and professional development events, and it’s landed her a position as a student journalist with Choice USA, and a fellowship with Young People For (YP4), a long-term leadership development initiative that identifies, engages and empowers the newest generation of progressive leaders.

Choice USA gives emerging leaders the tools they need to organize, network and exchange ideas to build a youth-centered pro-choice agenda and mobilize communities for reproductive health freedom. Since July, she has been writing blog posts and researching and composing stories about local, state and national policies.

A mentor of hers at Choice USA nominated Lahey for a fellowship with YP4 her senior year. Only 150 fellows are chosen nationwide each year, and Lahey is the first BGSU student to earn this honor.