Politics have always been a part of my life in some way or another. I’m not from a family of politicians, but being an only child raised by a single mother who constantly watches “Crossfire” and “Meet the Press,” definitely left a lasting impact. So through the years, as my fascination for local, state and national politics grew.
I will be graduating this May with a B.A in Journalism with an emphasis in PR, and a minor in political science, I hope to find a position in New York or Washington D.C.
I didn’t find the public relations connection to my love of politics until I transferred to San Diego State, but more specifically, when I followed President Obama’s campaign for reelection in 2012. It was then that my interest in connecting with the public and the use of media allowed me to see a future in political consulting and communication. I love the idea of working for campaigns, politicians and advocacy groups, understanding what their message is, figuring out how to mold it into something that the public can respond to and ultimately putting everything in the hands of voters.
I am currently the Senior Staff Writer for the opinion section of The Aztec, which is the independently run, award winning school newspaper at SDSU. In my first semester at the paper, earned the title of “Best New Opinion Writer.” I am also interning at Senator Dianne Feinstein’s San Diego office, and holding a paid internship at Focuscom Inc, a PR and Public Affairs firm in downtown San Diego.
These positions have allowed me the chance to do things that I never thought I would, such as write a speech and recite it at a news conference for a mayoral candidate, pitch local and national media on behalf of awesome clients, write for an audience of more than 30,000 readers each week, work on deadlines, and so many other tools that I am anxious to utilize after graduation.
I am willing to relocate for career opportunities.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”- Elanore Roosevelt