Work Samples

 

CONTEXT

Samples 1 and 2 were written during my first and second semesters of college, respectively. Samples 3-4 were written while I was in High School, and while I’ve grown as a writer, my style and voice have remained fairly consistent.

WORK SAMPLE 1 | ESSAY

This piece, written with a closed library of material, details the pervasive impact of racist policies and how, despite their removal, severe income inequality and inequities have persisted. It was written in November of 2018 for a Complex Problems Course entitled “Defining American.”

WORK SAMPLE 2 | ESSAY

This piece was written for an Introduction to Women in Politics course. It details the consequences of identity-based exclusion in American women’s movements, and how identity and current feminist dialogue will affect female candidates in the 2020¬†Democratic Presidential Primaries.

WORK SAMPLE 3 | RESEARCH PROJECT

This research project is the written report I submitted in conjunction with my final presentation of research for a summer-long, academic fellowship program that I completed in the summer of 2017. My research focused on the intersection of political identity and the American lexicon.

WORK SAMPLE 4 | OPINION LETTER

This piece was written in February of 2018, shortly after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. While the incident provoked national outrage, it also began a national conversation. I wrote this letter to Paul Ryan, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. I did not receive a response.