Kahlil Greene has made history, as he becomes the first black student body president elected at Yale University.
When Kahlil starts classes this fall, he’ll be entering his junior year. Recently he sat down with Fox 5 to talk about what this historic win means to him, and what he plans to do post-college.
When asked what inspired him to be involved with the student government, he said, “So I was on the student government for the past year. Coming up to April when it’s time to run, I felt like I wanted to amplify the voices of the underserved communities on campus, especially students of color. So being the first black president, I feel like I’m in a position where I can really do that.”
He continued to talk about how his win symbolizes how Yale University has made progress throughout the years but also mentions that the school still has some way to go.
“I think we can be a more diverse and inclusive campus, and I’m grateful for the role that I’ll have to make it happen,” he said.
Khalil, who is currently majoring in economics talked about whether or not he sees himself in politics in the future and said, “I’m still in that phase in college where I’m still exploring my interests. So maybe law school, maybe business school, maybe both. I’m not sure right now, but I’ll decide in the upcoming years.
Check out his full interview below: