JaQuan Beachem was a Peer Counselor for first-year & upper-college students, worked in Student Activities, and headed the Community Gospel Choir at Bard College. In addition to that, JaQuan sat as the chair of the Multicultural Diversity Committee in the Bard Student Government, which focused its efforts on surveying the climate of the campus in order to facilitate and ensure an inclusive space inside and out of the classroom for all identity groups. With his theatrical background, JaQuan hopes to use performance art and practices as a medium of expression when discussing and spreading awareness of issues around topics such as civic engagement and internalized oppression as well as a mobilizer for social change.