Description

During her years in high school, Srina Lacet developed a keen awareness that meaningful knowledge is more than high grades and test scores. While she proved to be an exceptional student, she realized that to best develop her potential, she must also be bold, take risks, and find experiential opportunities to tackle the world’s most interesting challenges. After much introspection, Srina chose to pursue a gap year after graduation to explore her passion for politics and public policy through real-world immersion. For an international perspective on women’s civic leadership, she accepted the Political and Civic Engagement Internship at Vital Voices Global Partnership in Washington DC. Srina is exploring her interests in educational policy as the youngest member of the inaugural Board of Education Racial Equity Committee with Frederick County Public Schools.
It is Srina’s mandate as a developing black woman with a passion for politics and public policy to take action on issues that affect the ability of minority communities to thrive. Her passion for political science and public policy will allow her to make change locally and nationally as she continues her academic and career journey.

She continues to pursue job opportunities that fit her interests and part-time employment opportunities in Downtown Frederick or Washington, DC.

 

ACADEMIC METRICS

GPA: 4.59/5.00 Weighted 3.97/4.00 Unweighted

RANK: Top 2.8 % (9/323) Weighted Top 2.2 % (7/323) Unweighted

SAT: 1420 (2018)

AWARDS AND HONORS:

  • Honor Roll (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Maryland Scholar Certificate (2019)
  • Certificate of Academic Excellence (2017, 2018)
  • Governor’s Merit Scholastic Award (2019)
  • Minds in Motion Student Athlete Award (2018, 2019)
  • Varsity Athletic Award (2018)
  • National Honor Society (inducted 2017 )
  • National English Honor Society (inducted 2017)
  • Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society (inducted 2019)
  • Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society (inducted 2019)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi: Theodore W. Stephens Honors Award recipient (2017, 2018)
  • Delta Sigma Theta: FCAC Book Award Scholarship recipient (2019)

EXPERIENCE

  • GOVERNMENT/PARLIAMENTARY:
    • Vital Voices Global Partnership: Political and Civic Engagement Intern (2019-present)
    • Superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools Intern (2019-present)
    • FCPS Racial Equity Committee (2019-present)
    • Frederick City Youth Advisory Council: Member (2018-present)
    • Student Government Association: Member (2017-2018)  FCASC Executive (2018-2019)
    • FCPS Student Voices Program: Participant (2018-2019)
    • Class Executive Committee: Member (2017-2018)  Communications Manager (2018-2019)
    • Mock Trial: Primary Plaintiff Witness (2017-2018)  CoCaptain (2018-2019)
    • Model United Nations: Member/Delegate (2017-2019)
    • Jack and Jill of America Inc.: Western Maryland Teen Legislative Chair (2017- 2018)  Vice President (2018-2019)
    • FHS NAACP Youth Council: Vice President, CoFounder (2018-2019)
    • Long Island University Brooklyn Summer Honors Institute: The UN and Global Affairs Course (2018)
    • Canvassing for Democratic Senate candidate David Trone (2018)
  • ATHLETICS:
    • Varsity Cheerleading: Flyer (2015-2016)
    • Outdoor Track and Field: 200m, Long Jump, Triple Jump, 300m Hurdles (2015-2016, 2017-2018)
    • Step Team: Member (2017 -2019)
    • Girls Basketball: Manager (2018-2019)
  • LITERARY:
    • School Newspaper: Journalist (2017-2018)  Opinion Article Editor (2018-2019)
  • LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS:
    • Carroll Creek Rotary Club Youth Leadership Program (2017)
      • Regional civic program provides opportunity for promising student leaders to participate in community activities, learn about different professions, and meet legislative and local leaders.
    • SheLEADS Leadership Program (2016-2017)
      • Students were referred to the SheLEADS program by teachers based on their leadership potential, academic achievement, civic engagement, compassion, desire to help others, and the ability to work well with others. Students learn to set goals, explore ways to advocate for issues they care about, learn the importance of collaboration, and interact with leaders throughout the local community.
  • COLLEGE IMMERSION:
    • Spelman College Preparatory Institute  (2017)
      • Intensive residential summer program for college-bound high school sophomores and juniors seeking an exceptional preparatory experience.  Features hands-on seminars, college preparation workshops, personal development seminars, and team building exercises.
    • University of Maryland [email protected] Women’s Engineering Program (2017)
      • Residential summer program to provide a positive collegiate learning experience for high school women, to increase knowledge of engineering disciplines and engineering careers, build community among women who aspire to be engineers, foster mentorship relationships, and strengthen self-confidence among women high school students who are interested in STEM.

VOLUNTEERING: 

  • C Burr Artz Library: Volunteer (2017-2018)
    • Organize library collections and assist in community events.
  • National Honor Society Service Projects: (2017- 2019)
    • Algebra I and Algebra II tutor
    • Assisted students who are interested in applying to NHS.
    • Collected, sorted, and counted money to donate to children with Leukemia/Lymphoma.
    • Organized and conducted activities for Whittier Elementary School children.
  • Monocacy Elementary School Christmas Fundraiser: Volunteer (2017)
    • Assist parents and children with family crafts and activities
  • MLK Day Food Bank in Baltimore: Donor and Volunteer (2018)
    • Donated needed provisions to the Maryland Food Bank.  Organized and distributed food for under-resourced Baltimore community members
  • Class Executive Committee: Spirit Week Volunteer (2017, 2018)
    • Supported Spirit Week activities, developed ideas for events, designed and created art for hallways after school weekly for 2 months per year
  • Student Government Association: Homecoming Volunteer (2017)
    • Supported Homecoming Weekend dance and pep rally by decorating facility and developing fun ideas for peers.
  • Strong Tower Church:  Hurricane Maria Disaster Relief Team Member (2017)
    • Collected food and household donations for island of Dominica hurricane victims.  Worked with church members to package and ship 12 barrels of provisions to the island.
  • United Way Lynx Service Project (2018)
    • Gardening and adding new mulch to the playground and trees at a local park.

PROJECTS/PRESENTATIONS:

  • Discussant: Superintendent’s Book Club.  Topic: The End of Average by Todd Rose (2018)
  • Organizer: Frederick City Legislative Day for Jack and Jill of America: Introduced youth to people and functions of local government; Q&A with Aldermen; Broadcasted on local news (2018)
  • Oratorical Competition Participant: Jack and Jill of America Eastern Regional Cluster Conference. Topic: Black By Popular Demand (2018)
  • Student Advocate: Frederick County Public Schools Board of Education Meeting: Race and equity in public schools (2018)

Education

Frederick High School

10, 11, 12 Student

N/A

Experience

Vital Voices Global Partnership

September 2019-Present Political & Civic Engagement Intern

Responsibilities:
Researching and preparing PCE program content and materials
Participating in webinars and educational sessions with VVEngage Fellows
Managing applications and VVEngage fellow information in CRM software, such as Salesforce
Drafting social media content and tracking social media activity related to the fellowship
Analyzing survey data and preparing reporting materials as necessary
Assisting with the logistics and implementation of local, domestic and international programs
Administrative tasks as necessary
Other related duties as assigned

Vital Voices Global Partnership is a leading international non-governmental organization committed to working with women throughout the world to provide them with the support and tools that they need to have a positive impact in their communities. Through mentoring programs, leadership trainings, and individualized support, Vital Voices provides credibility, builds capacity, and enhances connections for emerging and established women leaders internationally. At Vital Voices, we believe, and we are proving, that investing in women improves the world.

Frederick County Public Schools

November 2019-Present Racial Equity Committee Member

The charge of the Racial Equity Committee will focus on identifying discrimination or harassment, raising awareness of implicit bias, and eliminating or mitigating racial inequity or its effects across the entire school system. The Racial Equity Committee will make recommendations to the Board on aspects related to racial equity and the equity policy within all educational programs of Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS).

The committee’s task is to be specifically attuned to early childhood education, school data from elementary, middle and high schools, suspension and discipline data, extracurricular activities, gifted and talented or highly-able learner programs, culturally sensitive and inclusive curriculum and instruction, special education, English learners, hiring, recruitment and retention, and staff professional development.