There are an unspeakable number of things that attracted me to this opportunity. I had the privilege of interning on Gretchen Driskell’s campaign in 2016. While we lost, I met some of my closest friends on that campaign, in addition to amazing political connections that would help me advance in the political world in general.
My hard work in 2016 paid off, and now I am given heightened responsibilities and am learning more every day about campaign life and what it takes to win an election.
I knew this race would be competitive, as last cycle we received the Red to Blue distinction making us as one of the most competitive campaigns in the entire country. Further, I enjoyed getting to know Gretchen last cycle and felt a strong connection to her message and overall grit.
On her finance team, I help to train incoming interns who are new to the finance world of campaigns. The process entails teaching interns the best way to make calls effectively, strategies to find prospects that might be interested in our campaign, fundraiser etiquette, and more.
Campaign life in general is fast paced, highly dynamic, and centered on team camaraderie, all aspects that I find highly appealing. I am excited to see what this opportunity will offer and am looking forward to learning more each and every day!