AKILAH MANCE '05
Attorney, Olson & Olson LLP
BA 2005, Rice University
JD 2008, University of Georgia
ARA Board term ends: 2018
What have you found to be most rewarding about serving on the ARA Board?
Learning about the inner-workings of the University and hearing from Rice leadership in several different areas. Similarly, getting to know so many smart, involved, dedicated and amazing board members has really been life-changing.
What is your favorite “Only at Rice” memory or story?
O-Week. I have many great memories, but most of all, the scavenger hunts where we would beg random people to come back to campus to get us points. It's a wonder we didn't get a more negative response, but people seemed to be very much intrigued by the "odd" Rice kids.
If you could give one piece of advice to Rice students, what would it be?
Take full advantage of all that Rice has to offer before you exit the Sallyport. It will never be this easy to explore different topics, cultures, and adventures in a safe and supportive environment, as it will be at Rice.