Jade Lewis’ desire to make a difference and be the best is evident in everything she does. She’s a member of international honor society Phi Theta Kappa, a double major in Electronic Media Communications and Humanities with an Honors minor and is a two-year member of the Women’s Soccer team. While a student at Silver Creek High School about 35 miles southwest of Buffalo, Lewis was recruited by OCC to play soccer. During her time on campus she’s also been an RA and a member of the Politics Club.
Lewis found her passion while working on her Honors project. She put together a documentary on Title IX and sexual assault. “The process was very rewarding,” Lewis said. “We spoke to a number of victims of sexual assault. I was worried about being in college but not really doing anything. You study, you take tests but you’re not making an impact. I want to help people. Doing this has given me motivation.”
Lewis will graduate in May and plans to Syracuse University. As her time at OCC winds down she has a tremendous appreciation for everything the College represents. “This is a great school with great opportunities if you look for them. You can do literally anything you want here as long as you are willing to put the work in.”
Lewis worked countless hours on her documentary. You can view it below.