Florida A&M University student Senator Zoe Mitchell is making an impact on the school and is doing so with positivity and poise.
Mitchell arrived at FAMU in the summer of 2018 when she became known as “Zoe the cheerleader.” She was able to show off her school spirit in a fashion that most students do not get to experience.
During her first year on The Hill, Mitchell decided that it was the perfect time to reinvent herself by becoming an image of what the ideal Rattler looks like. Since this commitment, according to other students, Mitchell is one of the best examples of someone who displays “Excellence with Caring.”
While she was a student-athlete, Mitchell was inducted in the Student Government Association as a freshman senator for the 2018-2020 academic school years and she was also inducted into the Beta Alpha chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority.
Along with cheerleading, SGA and being a Delta woman, Mitchell is also a mentor and positive influence for her peers.
“Zoe is a very kindhearted, determined, and work driven young lady. She is always there when I need her and I can’t wait to meet her in person,” said Brooke Hawkins, an incoming freshman who got into contact with Mitchell via Instagram.
“I think it’s important to get involved with the FAMU ’24 community so that they feel comfortable when they arrive to our school,” Mitchell said.
A Tallahassee native, it was almost inevitable that some of the people she grew up with would also attend FAMU. Two of her childhood best friends also attend the university and they have all remained extremely close.
“One thing that some students are concerned about when they graduate high school and go on to college is that they will no longer be close to their close friends anymore. However, I was blessed enough to keep mine by my side,” said Mitchell.
Dyamond Knight, a third-year psychology student, is one of Mitchell’s best friends. She said, “I’ve known Zoe for more than half of my life and one thing that has never wavered from is her undying passion for campus involvement, and one thing she has never been afraid to do is put herself out there to speak up for others, she is a genuine spirit and one of my most cherished friends.”
Although Mitchell still has a few more semesters to go before graduation, she is putting her mark on campus.