My name is Abby Daniels and I am a Senior studying at American University’s School of Public Affairs in our nation’s capital, Washington, DC. I am pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics & Government (CLEG) through the Politics, Policy & Law Three Year Scholar Program, a Certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies through the School of Public Affairs Leadership Program, and a Business Administration minor within American University’s Kogod School of Business.

A driving goal of mine is to achieve personal, professional, and academic growth during my time at American University and beyond. On campus, I serve as President of the Network of enlightened Women (NeW) and Treasurer of American University College Republicans. These Executive Board positions have allowed me to gain experience as a leader and acquire valuable skills in the areas of teamwork, organization, communication, and problem-solving.

I am interested in stepping into the world of business upon graduating from American University in May 2022, particularly in the public relations and finance industries. As an ambitious, passionate, optimistic, and determined individual, I am eager to continue to write the next chapter of my life’s journey.


The SPA Leadership Program has created an exclusive opportunity for my to showcase, develop, and apply my gifts and skillset. I am extremely well organized, highly motivated, and have a driving passion to do good for others. This program has challenged me to apply these gifts through to social action projects, which are projects that begin with an in-depth research component and are followed by a project which implements my findings to foster positive change in the greater surrounding community. During my first year in the program, my social action project dealt with environmental sustainability efforts, and my second year project was centered around increasing civic engagement and voter turn out among young Americans. These projects and several other endeavors I have taken on during my college career thus far have pushed me to further develop and expand upon my unique skill sets. Finally, I hope to apply what I have learned in this program and its many beneficial components by stepping out into the world with an increased passion for helping others and a more developed knowledge of how to do so effectively.