Mercedes Olson

NTID Senator

Year: 2nd
Major: Business Management
Hometown: Indiana

I am from a hearing family, yet I was exposed strongly to a deaf community since I was born. I graduated from Indiana School for the Deaf that had given me so many opportunities like Cheerleading, plays, National Honor Society, Junior National Association of the Deaf, Student Body Government, International Studies Club, and many more. Not just that, I went to Youth Leadership Camp for a month with other 62 leaders. That had developed my identity.

Now, in college, I am involved ASL BAM, Tiger’s Next Top Model, Into Act, and many volunteering events. There are many hours I have been focusing on improving NTID community such as English Resolution Committee, International students, scholarships, deaf friendly access, and Deaf Advocacy. I work with NTID Student Congress and Student Government. I am enthusiastic for participating in more clubs, organizations, and events for the rest of my college years!


To represent to the interests of the student body through the implementation of innovative programs, services, and initiatives that enrich student lives. We will be the primary source of advocacy for students from Rochester Institute of Technology and we will utilize our shared governance structure to voice student opinion and concern. RIT Student Government will be the forefront of change within the university.

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