About Me

About Sofia Casamassa

Hi! I am a senior 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. Immediately after graduation, I will begin working at a bipartisan public affairs strategic communications firm while continuing to serve as a Digital Media Fellow for the Department of the Interior with the National Park Service. In the next three to five years, I hope to go to law school and continue to blend my interests in political communication and law into a fruitful and robust career. 

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. I also have executive branch experience. In my current role as a Digital Media Fellow with the National Park Service, I have worked on numerous internal and external strategic communications campaigns to promote equity and inclusion training opportunities nationwide. I have worked for multiple law firms, including The Dasaro Law Firm and Advocates Public Adjusting Firm. I also love to read and write, and I have published articles in multiple publications, including Forbes, Global Majority E-Journal, Affinity Magazine, Her Campus at American University, The Eagle, and Gen Rise Media. 

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 and Second Year Teaching Assistant for the School of Public Affairs Leadership program. In this role, I mentored 12 students over the course of an entire year as they completed a policy-based social justice project. 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. American University recently awarded me the Fletcher Scholar Award, a student achievement award for my academic and professional accomplishments on and off-campus.

I am interested in working in public affairs, political communication, crisis litigation, and reputation management. I am ambitious, adaptable, loyal, and enjoy working in teams or independently. I have experience working in many dynamic work environments and successfully navigating an undergraduate career amidst the coronavirus pandemic. 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.