As a member of American University’s Class of 2023, I am pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies: Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government (CLEG), a Community Based Research Certificate through the School of Public Affairs, and a Certificate of Advanced Leadership Studies through the School of Public Affairs Leadership Program.

I currently serve as the Logistics Coordinator for the American University Mock Trial team. I advise our team on using video conferencing programs for virtual mock trial competitions, plan our competition schedule, and ensure that all team members are able to attend competitions. Additionally, I am the Tournament Director for the 2020 Wonk Invitational tournament, a 16 team invitational tournament hosted by American University. I lead a four-person committee which organizes volunteer judges, prepares judges training materials, invites teams, communicates with competitors, andmanages logistics of hosting a tournament over Zoom.

Through the Community Based Research Scholars (CBRS) program, I am a volunteer with Thrive DC, a non-profit working to end homelessness in the DC area by providing hot meals, clothing, and counseling services to help people experiencing homelessness.

Originally from Spokane Washington, I attended Lewis and Clark High School where I was involved in a variety school clubs as well as active in local political campaigns. I interned for a successful 2017 City Council Candidate, for whom I organized canvasing events and managed voter response data through VoteBuilder. I also volunteered for a statewide Initiative, and for Lisa Brown’s 2018 Congressional Campaign. In High School Speech and Debate, I placed second in the State for Extemporaneous Speaking, and competed at a National Tournament in Lincoln Douglas Debate.

I am passionate about youth engagement in the democratic process, and am an advocate for climate justice, economic equity, and gender equality. I hope to work in campaign management in the future, focusing on voter outreach and volunteer coordination in order to support candidates who will fight for social justice. Eventually I plan to run for office myself, and to serve people in my community by championing policies that value people over corporate interests.