Get to know Young Women Leaders Program intern, Camara Glover!
Major: Elementary Education & History
Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
1. What do you miss the most about your hometown when you’re at U.Va.?
While I’m away from RVA, I miss the variety of great local restaurants!
2. What drew you to the Women’s Center and your program?
As a second year I was a Big Sister with the Young Women Leaders Program. I wanted to stay with the program, but couldn’t make the Big Sister meeting times because of my practicums with Curry so I looked for other ways to stay with the program and found the internship through the Women’s Center.
3. What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
Most people set alarms to wake up in the morning and possibly to remember to leave for work on time. I set multiple timers to wake up, another for when I should be getting out the shower, one for when I should be getting dressed, one for when I’m doing my hair and makeup, one for packing my bag and putting my jewelry on, and the last one for when I should be walking out the door.
4. Tell us about the most influential woman in your life.
I can’t pinpoint one woman in particular. Honestly, I’m influenced by a lot of different women, like my mom, other Women Center interns, and Michelle Obama.
5. If you had access to a time machine where and when would you go?
If I had access to a time machine I would go back to the Civil Rights Movement to hear leaders like Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Huey Newton speak. As a history major, I’ve heard numerous lectures on these figures but I still can’t imagine the energy they gave off during such a critical time. I’d also try to see a concert of James Brown or a young Stevie Wonder.
6. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
I’ve received a lot of great advice. Recently, I was reading a book of poetry and one passage really struck me.
“treat yourself with care.
not because you’re fragile,
but because you’re worthy.”
– Alex Elle