Nail, who is the current chief of staff of the executive branch, said he took a gap year in Germany before his first year to teach Syrian refugees English and German.
“By the time I got back to UNC, I was looking for a way to apply that policy skill set and service-minded approach to hopefully making the UNC community just, like, a little bit better,” Nail said.
Andrew Brennen, a campaign member for Nail, said Nail is proposing a change to the current status quo of student government.
“Our campaign isn’t just about how many condoms are on the second floor of the Union, though that is an important issue,” Brennen said. “It’s also about the fact that our University has a nearly $3 billion endowment and of which some unknown quantity goes to private prisons which abuse our fellow citizens, and fossil fuel companies which abuse our environment.”