Julie Appelstein is a third-year student at American University pursuing a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies: Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government. She is currently enrolled in the SPA Leadership Program and serves as the Communications Director for AU College Democrats. Off-campus, Julie has held various Democratic internships, most recently a client strategy intern at Rising Tide Interactive.
Her academic interests include public affairs, strategic communications, economics, and campaign management. Upon graduation in May 2020, she aspires to pursue a career working in Democratic campaigns. Julie will be completing her degree one year early which was made possible by AP classes in high school in addition to taking a few classes over the summer.
Prior to her third year at American, Julie interned for the New Hampshire Democratic Party. During her second year, she interned for the U.S. House of Representatives, then went on to accept a finance internship at EMILY’s List. Julie has also served the Political Director on a congressional primary race in NH’s First Congressional District, where she functioned as the main point person for the campaign.
In her free time, Julie enjoys spending time outdoors, playing tennis, and dabbling in graphic design.