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Jayla Hodge is a fourth-year journalism and political science student with a minor in business administration who will serve as The Collegian opinion editor for the 2018-2019 school year.
She is a part of other organizations on campus such as United Women of Color, Business Diversity and Leadership Alliance, and an associate senator at Associated Students of Colorado State University for the Black and African American Culture Center. Hodge enjoys working at The Collegian and being apart of the opinion desk because it allows her to interact with people with different perspectives, and creates opportunities to have conversations around different ideologies.
This year, Hodge hopes to expand the writers working on the desk to encompass as many different opinions across the the political spectrum. Even though Hodge identifies politically with liberal ideologies, she is extremely open and receptive to other views and discussions.
When not in a club meeting or working, Hodge works on her KSCSU podcast, Tempo Talks, and is very invested in multimedia studies and social justice work.
“The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right; the spirit of liberty is the spirit which seeks to understand the minds of other men and women.” – Judge Learned Hand
Jayla Hodge can be reached at letters@collegian and online at @Jaylahodge