I am currently a third-year student at American University in Washington D.C. with a major in Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government (CLEG). In addition to working towards my bachelor’s degree, I am also earning a certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies through the School of Public Affairs (SPA) Leadership Program. The SPA Leadership Program focuses on the development of the hard and soft skills of leadership through both theory and practice. I am originally from a small town in Western New York called Newark, and I came to Washington, DC for a change of pace, scenery, and opportunity.
At American University I strive to explore all of passions while developing myself personally and professionally. I am a proud member of the American University Dance Team where I am able to continue my years of dance training while also representing my university. I am also the Director of Outreach for Democracy Matters, a club advocating for campaign finance reform. Lastly, I am the Director of Community Service and an Angel Brother for Alpha Kappa Psi: Professional Business Organization. Within this organization, I am able to learn and grow professionally, while also pursuing my love for service and mentorship through my positions.
Over the summer, I interned for New York State Senator Pamela Helming where I found a love and appreciation for local politics, but I also have a strong interest in criminology and criminal justice. I am uncertain about what field I would like to end up in, but for the time being and am exploring all of my interests and striving to take advantage of the opportunities DC has to offer me.