USG Profile: Brittany Johnson

Name: Brittany Johnson

Position you’re running for: Senator for the College of Public Health

Year and major: junior, public health

Hometown: Brecksville, Ohio

What makes you a representative of the student body? 

I am heavily involved on campus and within my college. I am in the Public Health Student Alliance, the Public Health Peer Mentoring Program and am also heavily involved with Relay for Life on campus. I am also a charter member of the Phi Mu fraternity, of which I had the pleasure of being our secretary, assistant new member educator and serve on our recruitment committee. 

What will be your top priority if elected? 

I am a person with big ideas, so I have two main goals for my position if elected: to create a more environmentally-friendly campus by changing all the paper towel dispensers to hand dryers and creating more lecture-style classes for the College of Public Health. 

What do you think can be improved on with USG and the campus in general? 

Since “Undeniably Kent State” is so new, I feel that the campus has a lot of growing to do in the next few years and that USG can help it grow in a positive way. One thing that everyone can improve on is communication, not just with USG and the undergraduate students, but with faculty and the city of Kent itself. 

How will USG handle the growing prominence of diversity-related issues on campus? 

Again, with improved communications skills, we can figure out what the majority of campus thinks needs to be addressed. With this information, we can use it wisely and fix this problem in an efficient manner.