Maxwell Hawk

equity arcata/ODEI Student Assistant

Hello! My name is Maxwell Hawk, and I am a fourth year Political Science major who transferred from Golden West College in southern California to Cal Poly Humboldt (at the time, HSU) in the fall of 2020.  During my time here, I have spent lots of time in the community forest and at Redwood Park, either gazing at all the amazing dogs running around or practicing circus arts like juggling as well as more traditional forms of art like painting. One of the best things that I have learned here is that, regardless of ability, anybody and everybody is an artist. The sense of community that I’ve felt in this area has fueled my passion for the work of ODEI and equity arcata as a whole. Through taking the Community Leadership in Action service learning course, I was able to learn about the organization’s goals of promoting equity, particularly racial equity, in order to build a closer and stronger populace. This, along with Arcata’s locally-minded businesses and connection to nature, has made me wonder if I’ll ever be able to enjoy living in another area in the same way again, but I think I’m fine with that!


Maxwell Hawk
(707) 826-4503
Siemen's Hall Rm. 215