Hi! My name is Kevin Schmidek, I’m a First-Year Student at American University in Washington, D.C. I’m studying Political Science in the School of Public Affairs and Advanced Leadership Studies in the SPA Leadership Program. I am originally from Los Altos, California, where I attended Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, CA, and always had aspirations of attending college in D.C. in order to study politics in the best place for it in the country. I am passionate about education reform, voting rights, and putting an end to systemic injustice in our legal and social institutions.
I am a swim instructor and developmental coach for the Nation’s Capital Swim Club here in D.C., and I take time when I am not working or studying to read, swim, spend time with friends, or participate in the Catholic community at the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. I am so excited to be in D.C. and try to impact change here in our nation’s capital, and I am looking forward to continuing my studies in hopes of pursuing a career in campaign management or policy reform.