To the Student Body of UNH,
I have known Carley Rotenberg now for three years in a couple different capacities. I first met her when she joined my mock trial team. She came into mock trial late, joining half way through the year and could have easily sat back and been an observer, she could have let the rest of the team do all the work, because we didn’t expect her to contribute much to our team dynamic, but she did. She put the work in, driving to campus over winter break from Rhode Island in a snow storm, volunteering to take on roles despite her inexperience, and was always willing to do the grunt work that no one else wanted to do. This has earned my respect.
The second capacity I got to know Carley was in her absence. In the spring of 2016 Carley left UNH to attend basic military training for the United States Army. Carley has made the decision to enlist and potentially put herself in harm’s way so that most of us don’t have to. She is always willing to make the sacrifices others don’t want to. This has earned my admiration.
The third capacity I got to know Carley was in a professional setting. Carley is the current student body vice president, and for the past year I have had the privilege to serve as a member of her cabinet as the external affairs chair. She has led meetings with skill, spoken with poise and has navigated the complicated networks between UNH administration and the interest of the student body with a gracefulness few can manage. This has earned my support.
Her experience, work ethic, courage, selflessness, leadership and willingness to do the job or say the things no one else wants to say or do are just a few of the many reasons why I am casting my vote and endorsing Carley Rotenberg and her running mate Alex Burroughs for student body president and student body vice president.
P.S. It’s a Great Day to be a Wildcat!
Sadie S. Matteson
Student Senate External Affairs Chairperson