About

Meaningful Action
Our mission is to promote an intelligent interest in political questions of the day by translating thoughts into meaningful action, and providing platforms for political advocacy. In executing this mission, the sisters of Agora uphold the pillars of Sisterhood, Citizenship, Politics, and Service.   Each year we vote upon a political and/or social issue that we believe is relevant both domestically and internationally; dedicating the fall semester on the domestic aspects of the topic and shifting to an international focus in the spring. During each semester, we seek to make a difference with regard to our chosen issue by fostering discussion, hosting lectures, organizing a fundraiser, and performing community service.

Family

Citizenship

Politics

Executive Board

Lauren Rondestvedt | 2018

Lauren Rondestvedt | 2018

President

Michaela Rhile | 2019

Michaela Rhile | 2019

Vice President

Hannah Murphy | 2019

Hannah Murphy | 2019

Secretary

Maya Nandakumar | 2019

Maya Nandakumar | 2019

Treasurer

Meha Ahluwalia | 2020

Meha Ahluwalia | 2020

Special Events Coordinator

Imogen Yih | 2020

Imogen Yih | 2020

Special Events Coordinator

Lillian Armstrong | 2020

Lillian Armstrong | 2020

Membership Coordinator

Amy Hsu | 2019

Amy Hsu | 2019

Membership Coordinator

Caroline Taylor | 2020

Caroline Taylor | 2020

Membership Coordinator

Manize Rahman | 2019

Manize Rahman | 2019

Social Chair

Ale Uchitelle | 2020

Ale Uchitelle | 2020

Social Chair

Class of 2018

Shannon Brown | 2018

Shannon Brown | 2018

Madelena Collins | 2018

Madelena Collins | 2018

Madeline Conway | 2018

Madeline Conway | 2018

Rachel Dodell | 2018

Rachel Dodell | 2018

Siobhan Finlay | 2018

Siobhan Finlay | 2018

Olivia Joslin | 2018

Olivia Joslin | 2018

Jessica Lee | 2018

Jessica Lee | 2018

Alumni Liaison

Caroline Morris | 2018

Caroline Morris | 2018

Sarah Nealon | 2018

Sarah Nealon | 2018

Alezeh Rauf | 2018

Alezeh Rauf | 2018

Sydney Stewart | 2018

Sydney Stewart | 2018

Talia Tandler | 2018

Talia Tandler | 2018

Delaney Ugelstad | 2018

Delaney Ugelstad | 2018

Chris Wang | 2018

Chris Wang | 2018

Jennifer Wang | 2018

Jennifer Wang | 2018

Class of 2019

Kelechi Alfred-Igbokwe | 2019

Kelechi Alfred-Igbokwe | 2019

Simone Archer-Krauss | 2019

Simone Archer-Krauss | 2019

Emma Carter | 2019

Emma Carter | 2019

Chika Egbuzi | 2019

Chika Egbuzi | 2019

Danica Kim | 2019

Danica Kim | 2019

Tarini Miglani | 2019

Tarini Miglani | 2019

Maggie Rivers | 2019

Maggie Rivers | 2019

Karen Su | 2019

Karen Su | 2019

Adrianna Tan | 2019

Adrianna Tan | 2019

Lucy Tibiler | 2019

Lucy Tibiler | 2019

Isabella Tighe | 2019

Isabella Tighe | 2019

Website Manager

Class of 2020

Kayli Balin | 2020

Kayli Balin | 2020

Political Events Coordinator

Julia Camilli | 2020

Julia Camilli | 2020

Political Events Coordinator

Loogee Claude | 2020

Loogee Claude | 2020

Maia Lee | 2020

Maia Lee | 2020

Megumi Murakami | 2020

Megumi Murakami | 2020

Abroad Liaison

Tatenda Rameau | 2020

Tatenda Rameau | 2020

Tema Shongwe | 2020

Tema Shongwe | 2020

Maggie Ugelstad | 2020

Maggie Ugelstad | 2020

Teaing

Formali-teas

The members of Agora welcome all students to apply for membership. If you are interested in joining our society, you are required to partake in the process of “teaing.” Historically, Wellesley College organizations have hosted teas as a way to come together and form a community outside of the classroom. At the beginning of each semester, societies on campus host their own open houses and teas as part of the application process. During this period, prospective members are encouraged to visit all of the societies before deciding which is the best fit.

As the political society, we discuss current political matters at our weekly meetings. Each semester we choose a specific charity that is related to our central theme for that year, and as a society, we dedicate personal time to take action in the community through fundraising, spreading awareness, hosting lectures, and providing services to those in need. Based on our commitment to turning thought into action, Agora seeks candidates who are passionate about politics as well as those willing to make a difference. Together, we work to provide a creative and positive environment that promotes teamwork alongside individual initiative.

Teaing Agora

If Agora sounds like the society for you, please consider taking the following actions:

  1. Come to our Open House. Doing so will give you a chance to meet the current members, gain a better understanding of what do, and receive more information about the society itself.

  2. Attend the teas. Not only is attendance of at least two of three teas required for candidacy, attendance at these teas will also allow the members to get to know you.

  3. Complete the written application and the project. The written and project portions of the application are anonymous, and together they will give members unbiased insight into your political passions, general interests, and creative genius. Express yourself!

Note:

  • You must be in your second semester of Wellesley (or higher) to apply to Agora. However, all are still welcome and encouraged to attend the teas to meet members!

  • For specific questions, please reach out to us at agorasocietywellesley@gmail.com.
  • Family

    Citizenship

    Politics