Hello, my name is Sofia Mucha and I am currently a student in the American University Class of 2020. I am pursuing academic majors in both Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government (CLEG) and Literature. I am a member of the School of Public Affairs Leadership Program at American University where I hope to further develop my skills in leadership and team-building to apply to a future career in the field of politics. This year I have also been given the amazing opportunity to serve as a teaching assistant for the freshman leadership class within the program.
Upon graduation, I desire to apply my education to a career in the political realm. One of my true passions is working to protect the reproductive health rights of women, so my ultimate goal is to one day work with the non-profit political group, Planned Parenthood Action Fund. This summer I was an intern with Congressman Jamie Raskin’s (D-Maryland) Democracy Summer Fellowship, where I learned about political organizing, democratic activism, and campaign management. Using the skills I gained through both the Democracy Summer internship and my internship with the Maryland Democratic Coordinated Campaign during the fall of 2016, I eventually want to run for public office as a way to represent and give back to my local community.
Through my attendance at American University, I have many invaluable resources available to expand my education beyond lectures and textbook readings. I plan on taking advantage of internships, the advice of knowledgable professors, and the unique opportunities Washington, D.C. can offer a student. I hope to graduate not only with a high grade point average and a degree, but also with new knowledge about my field of study and a new outlook on the world.