By REBECCA BLAIR
Marisa Sergi ’15, a viticulture and enology major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the newly-crowned winner of the Miss New York Collegiate America pageant, said a “big factor” that drew her to compete in the pageant was its anti-bullying campaign.
Sergi, who is responsible for promoting the pageant’s anti-bullying platform — Building Respect and Values for Everyone, or BRAVE — said she now wants to help school-aged children overcome their personal challenges because she dealt with similar issues growing up.
Marisa Sergi ’15 will compete for the title of Miss Collegiate America next summer. (Courtesy of Marisa Sergi)