Hello, my name is Abby Daniels. I am first-year student studying at American University in our nation’s capital, Washington, DC.
Originally from the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I am delighted to have the opportunity to study in DC as I am eager to continue my journey towards a potential career working in the federal government sector. I am currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics & Government through the Politics, Policy & Law Three Year Scholar Program as well as a Certificate in Advanced Leaderships Studies through the School of Public Affairs Leadership Program.
Within the School of Public Affairs Leadership Program, I am a member of the Environmental & Sustainability subgroup, along with five of my peers. Throughout our first year in the program, we will be exploring the negative impacts of chemicals on the environment and the policies that could serve to combat these effects. Following our extensive research, we will be working to complete a social action project aimed towards fostering positive environmental change in the Washington, DC area.
While in high school, I served as President of the Student Council, President of the Environmental Club, and Captain of the Varsity Basketball team where I learned to work collaboratively with my peers, embrace a diversity of viewpoints, familiarize myself with the mechanics of functioning as a part of a team, and polish my leadership skills. I was also fortunate to have had the opportunity to intern for Pennsylvania State Senator Camera Bartolotta during my Senior year of high school.
I am proud of these accomplishments and hope to continue to grow individually and as a leader during my time at American University and beyond. On campus, I recently earned the role of Freshman Ambassador for the Network of Enlightened Women (NeW).
I am ambitious, passionate, optimistic & determined, and I truly cannot wait to write the next chapter of my life here in the magnificent city of Washington, DC.