The Daily Record
May 17, 2021
Lalissie Eteffa first became passionate about volunteerism and mentoring as a way to pass on the kindness, love and advice others have given to her.
“I feel like I’ve got to do that for somebody else because I know how much that meant to me,” she said. “Even the smallest things can make someone’s day.”
A senior at Goucher College, Eteffa got involved in the school’s community early on and has taken on several leadership roles. Some of those positions include president of the Black Student Union for three years and leadership roles in the Goucher Women of Color Coalition, the Student Engagement Team, Model UN, the Futuro Latino Learning Center and the First-Year Mentor Team.
“There are not that many spaces for people that look like me so going toward clubs with students that felt the same especially with a lot of upperclassmen made me want to help and keep those spaces alive,” she said. “I know how much it meant to me when I came to Goucher that there were other upperclassmen that looked like me and said ‘I remember ex- actly being like you when I came here. Here is some advice. Here are some things I learned.’ … Remembering how I felt, I also wanted to be that person for someone else. I knew how much that made my experience better as a first year and a sophomore.”