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After Trailblazing Win in Student Government, Rini Sampath Hopes for Sustainable Change

"I would love to see more Asian Americans and women of color and people of color involved in student government."
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Rini Sampath made headlines at the University of Southern California in 2015 when she and her running mate became the first dual female ticket to win the student body presidency and vice presidency. Sampath discusses the backlash she faced on the campaign trail and her mission to help college students use their voices to empower and encourage one another in their futures.

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