Student Highlight: Brian Geiger
Brian Geiger – Expected graduation: May 2016
Brian is an Honors College student double majoring in Political Science and Criminology, Law & Justice. He came to UIC as a transfer student and says his UIC experience has been both challenging and rewarding. Brian contributes one of his most rewarding experiences on campus as being a part of the UIC Undergraduate Student Government (USG). He says, “Being a part of USG gave me the opportunity to work closely with a diverse group to make USG and campus information more transparent and accessible to other students.” Brian also believes that “finding faculty mentors within the departments and supportive resources on campus like The CHANCE Program and TRiO” played a huge part in his success at UIC.
Brian spends time outside of the classroom working on housing issues and anti-violence initiatives in the community. He is currently a Public Policy Fellow at the Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, (CLC) Inc. As a fellow, he helps to coordinate the community anti-violence restoration endeavor (CARE) collaborative. He is also a co-coordinator for the transform neighborhoods project. Brian mentioned that “This project was listed in the Chicago Tribune as “one of the 12 new ways to heal a city” and consist of people who are at least 18 years or older living in an innovation house. The transform neighborhoods project is modeled as a modern-day Jane Addams Hull House.”
Brian is currently studying for the LSAT exam, but says his future aspirations “may include both graduate school and Law School to become a Civil Rights Attorney.”