Student Profiles - Natasha Wilson

Student Profiles - Natasha Wilson

Natasha Wilson

Class: 2012
Psychology with minor in criminology
Philadelphia, Pa

How has Millersville University prepared you for the “Real World”?
Being an active member of the Millersville community as a student leader, I have been exposed to many opportunities to learn and grow as a businesswoman. I have gained knowledge in various aspects of the “real world,” such as attire, dining etiquette, language and even handshakes.

What extracurricular activities are you involved in?
I am actively involved on campus. I currently serve as vice president for the NAACP College Chapter at Millersville University, treasurer for the Black Student Union, a chairperson on the Campus Safety Committee with Student Services, Inc., and a chairperson on the Senior Gift Committee. I am also a member of the Multicultural Outreach Team (designed to assist with student panels and tours for perspective freshmen) and the Collegiate Leadership and Development Program. I do this all while managing five on-campus jobs.

What's the greatest piece of advice you have received?
I was once told “people would rather hear about finding yourself than how you lost yourself. Realize who you are and your PURPOSE.” These words have been the driving force behind my success at Millersville University. I appreciate each word from the quote and apply them to my everyday journey.

What are you going to be doing post-graduation?
I have narrowed it to my top four choices for law schools to attend after receiving my degree. They are Temple University, Howard University, Widener University and Villanova University.

What do you plan to do with your degree?
My degree will be in psychology and my minor will be in criminology. After completing law school and establishing myself as an attorney, I plan to use my experience in the field of psychology, while working with criminals for analytical purposes and compile this data into a published book.

What campus jobs do you currently hold?
I'm employed by the Office of Social Equity as a student worker, the Box Office as a ticket sales agent, event staff for Student Services, Inc., and the Office of Admissions as a member of the Multicultural Outreach Team.

What sets you apart from other Millersville University students?
Everything I do is for the betterment of the Millersville University community as a whole. Since entering Millersville back in fall 2008, I knew I was destined to be a contributing member on this campus. In view of that, I never stopped believing in the mission statement that was instilled in me during my orientation. As a senior, I pride myself in this University and all that it has to offer. Taking five classes a semester, juggling multiple board positions and committees, while also putting in time at five different on campus jobs has molded me into quite the ambitious woman. Without hesitation, I am quick to give Millersville University much praise for my achievements and acknowledge the faculty, staff and students as part of my success.

What's the best class you've had here at Millersville?
I would award my best and most memorable class to Dr. Ryan Orr’s “Introduction to Sociology” course. During this course, Dr. Orr provided a meaningful environment for learning, growing and motivating all in his quirky, fun-loving way.

Who is somebody that you look up to?
I simply ADORE my abuela (grandma) Terry. She never ceases to amaze me. Coming to the United States from Panama at the age of 28, she made quite a name for herself working for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the City of Philadelphia. She defied numerous odds and continues to do so. She has overcome fear, heartache, a stroke and betrayal. Yet, through it all, she never once dropped her head in shame and continues to persevere.

Where's your favorite place to eat?
Restaurant = Sole2Soul in Philadelphia. Fast food= Pizza Hut