About Sofia Casamassa
Hi! I am a third-year student at American University’s School of Communications and Public Affairs in Washington, D.C. I am currently working towards a B.A. in Public Relations & Strategic Communication and a B.S. Political Science while following a pre-law track. I am also working toward a certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies through the School of Public Affairs’ Leadership program. I hope to go to law school after completing my undergraduate education. I am passionate about the intersection of law, communications, and politics. I want to pursue a career in public affairs after completing my education.
I have always been passionate about politics. Growing up in an immigrant household, I helped my mom and my older sister study for their citizenship tests when I was 8 years old. Since then, I knew I wanted to work in public affairs. I have delved into this interest further by interning for Congress and pursuing a degree in political science. Competing in Mock Trial throughout high school ignited my dream of being a lawyer. I have worked for multiple law firms, including The Dasaro Law Firm. I also love to read and write, and I have published articles in multiple publications, including Affinity Magazine, Her Campus at American University, The Eagle, and Gen Rise Media. Working as a staff writer on multiple publications made me realize my passion for communications. I explored this passion earlier this summer when I interned for a startup company in Madrid, Spain. I analyzed different communication campaigns on climate change and designed key messages for their newest projects in this position.
I have a genuine love of learning, and education has always been important to me. During my undergraduate career, I have served as a First-Year Teaching Assistant for the School of Public Affairs Leadership program. In this role, I mentored six students over the course of an entire year as they completed a policy-based social justice project regarding racial injustice. I also served as a student teacher for Civics in the Capitol, a non-profit program dedicated to providing D.C. students K-8 with a comprehensive civic education.
I am interested in working in crisis litigation, political communications, and/or consulting someday. I am looking for jobs/internships at public relations firms, law firms, and consulting firms. I can promise you I will work hard to provide quality work on tight deadlines, communicate effectively, be a team player, and display enthusiasm in all endeavors.