Public Service Spotlight: Nicole Patterson | UVA Student Council

The first spotlight of the semester features Nicole Patterson, a 3rd year majoring in Modern Studies with a focus on Religious Studies. Nicole has jumped right back into public service at UVA after spending this past fall studying in Paris, France. She is the Editor of the EngageUVA newsletter, a weekly compilation of information about Flash Seminars, lectures, and seminars.

After becoming a member of the Student Council Public Service Committee in her 1st year, Nicole was introduced to the Engage/Flash Seminar network by then-committee Co-Chair and former Spotlight student, Lily Bowles, a 2012 graduate. Nicole quickly got involved in EngageUVA by contributing to newsletters and helping plan Flash Seminars. She went on to serve as the Chair of the Public Service Committee in her 2nd year. Nicole enjoys the overlap of these different activities because she says they “share the common goal of providing students with intellectually engaging activities on grounds.”

To learn more about EngageUVA or Flash Seminars, you can email Nicole at