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Collegiate Council

Collegiate Council

Are you a college or university student who goes above and beyond to carry out the NSHSS mission of world betterment, academic excellence, and community service? NSHSS Collegiate Council members embody these qualities. They are exemplary college and university students who are eager to share their experiences, advice, and tips and tricks with high school students to help usher them into the next phase of their academic pursuits.

NSHSS Collegiate Council members come from all over the world and provide high school students with information on NSHSS programs, scholarships, and activities as well as advice on surviving freshman year and college life in general. Our Collegiate Council members join for the leadership opportunities and the ability to mentor the next generation of NSHSS members.

Collegiate Council members typically:

  • Communicate with members about new NSHSS programs and initiatives
  • Promote scholarships and other exciting opportunities on social media
  • Take over NSHSS’ Social Media Platforms by showing “A Day-in-the-Life of an NSHSS College Student” through Instagram and Snapchat.
  • Give a virtual tour of their college or university campus to incoming NSHSS students
  • Participate in various NSHSS-focused outreach and awareness activities such as writing a blog, volunteering at an NSHSS event, or peer-to-peer mentoring
  • Mentor and/or tutor other NSHSS members via virtual events
  • Network with like-minded peers in professional development Slack workspaces
  • Give guidance and advice to incoming college students
  • Provide information about what it takes to be a successful college student
  • Help us promote NSHSS online

Our Collegiate Council body currently has over 600 members! Interested in becoming a member of the Collegiate Council? You must be currently enrolled in a college or university to apply. 

To connect with one of our Collegiate Council members or to find out more about joining, email us at


Sign in to your Member Dashboard to apply today! 


Applications are open year-round but reviewed on a rolling basis twice per year

Fall Application Review: October 15- December 1

Spring Application Review: April 15 - June 1


Collegiate Council Executive Board

Want to contact a Collegiate Council Executive Board member for questions? Email:

Emily Smith
Emily Smith
Collegiate Council Executive Board President

University of Hawaii (Mililani, HI) - Communication

Annika Schneider
Annika Schneider
Collegiate Council Executive Vice President

Lund University (Lund, Sweden) - Criminology & Psychology

Helena Coloma
Helena Coloma
Vice President of Member Engagement

Harvard University (Cambridge, MA) - Biology

Alexandra "Lexy" Van de Kieft
Alexandra "Lexy" Van de Kieft
Vice President of Member Engagement

Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) - Industrial and Labor Relations

Eljin Rhymes
Eljin Rhymes
Vice President of Scholarship Development

Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU) (Tallahassee, FL) - Industrial Engineering

Alexcis Johnson CC E Board
Alexcis Johnson
Vice President of College Admissions

Princeton University (Princeton, NJ) - Neuroscience.


Our Collegiate Council members are always doing something incredible. Whether it’s founding nonprofits, earning an academic award, designing life-changing medical devices, or winning a sports championship, we want to hear from you! You’re an inspiration to us here at NSHSS, and we think your accomplishments will inspire our members, too.

Submit your achievement here for a chance to be featured on the NSHSS blog, social media or in our quarterly Scholar’s Journal!



Featured NSHSS Collegiate Council Members