Meet the NCLT: Derek

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Welcome Derek to the National Campus Leadership Team as the new Communications & Social Media Chair! He is from Chicago, Illinois where he will graduate from High School this May and then attend The Ohio State University in the Fall.

Where do you Relay and Why?

I have been Relaying at D230 for the past 4 years and am currently  the Event Chair. I have also served on the North Team as a HS Outreach Chair for 2 years. I Relay because of the statistics. Unfortunately I know that someone in my immediate family will at some point will be diagnosed. I Relay for my brothers. I Relay for my cousins. I Relay for my future.

What is your favorite Relay memory?

My favorite Relay memory is RelayCon in Dallas, it was awesome to meet so many passionate Campus volunteers. 

Explain your role as Communications & Social Media Chair on the NCLT.

My role on the NCLT is to maintain and manage all social media accounts keeping content relevant to all aspects of Relay and ACS. Oh, and try to fill Lauryn's shoes since she was the chair last year.

What is a goal you have for yourself on the NCLT?

My goal is to establish a larger presence on Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram for Campus Relay. I also hope to create engagement and collaboration among events through social media! 

What is your guilty pleasure?

My guilty pleasure is playing cards, flying my drone, chocolate chip cookies.

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What motto do you live by?

"Lead by example."

Connect with Derek on Facebook and Twitter!