My name is Jacqueline Kincaid; a freshman at American University’s School of Public Affairs in Washington, D.C. I am pursuing a major in Political Science as well as a double minor in Spanish and Public Administration & Policy. Additionally, I plan to graduate with a certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies through the School of Public Affairs’ Leadership Program, a certificate in Political Thought with the Lincoln Scholars Program, and a certificate in Spanish Translation. My experience in leadership, civic engagement, and voluntary public service informs my mindful yet results-driven approach to both coursework and on-campus involvement. I consider myself a ‘forever student,’ eager to couple my academic foundations with real-world exploration and experience.
A curiosity and determination to turn information into action has shaped my personal achievements. I am most proud of founding a 501(c)(3) organization, earning the Congressional Award Gold Medal, and raising over 11,000 meals for youth experiencing food insecurity in my hometown. I look forward to creating a positive impact on American University’s campus and within the D.C. community as a First-Year Fellow with the Kennedy Political Union speakers bureau and as a Service Committee Member with AU’s Circle K International.
Successes in academic and extracurricular commitments result from a combination of self-motivation, resiliency, professionalism, and creativity. I balance academic work with my interest in travel planning, commitment to fitness, and dedication to family.
I want to protect the public interest by working in government.