Dillon Nettles Interview

Dillon Nettles
Major and Year: Political Science; Junior
Interests: Any and everything political, an array of good (and bad) television, food, and traveling

What global challenge(s) are you most interested in and why?

I am the most interested in education as one of our prominent global challenges. When I say education, I am really eluding the lack of access to education in our nation and on an international scale. I am incredibly passionate about working to close the achievement gap, but students simply cannot begin to achieve anything until they are presented with opportunity. Education equals opportunity. We must see that this next generation is given an equal opportunity to a quality education and ultimately is given the tools to combat so many other challenges including poverty, hunger, sustainability, and human rights violations.

How can students at Auburn University contribute to the Leadership Challenge?

Students at Auburn can contribute by using their resources and their opportunity to make sure that at least one other student has the same chance to get to the point we all have reached. We can mentor, we can donate our books, take time to write letters to your congressman, or simply drive down the road and see what type of conditions students are attending school in. We cannot ensure that every student will attend a four-year institution, but we can educate ourselves on the challenges that students in underprivileged and underrepresented areas are facing and come together with creative solutions to start addressing the problems on a small-scale within our communities and thus encourage change and progress from that point forward.

Last Updated: Oct. 8, 2013

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