Each summer the graduating seniors of College Democrats of Connecticut and of our chapters go on to do amazing things. Some stay directly involved in Connecticut politics while others take their CDCT experiences further afield. This post is the fifth in our Alumni Spotlight series which will highlight our amazing alums.
1. Since graduating, what are you now doing?
Recently, I began working with SeeClickFix as a Partner Development Representative. SeeClickFix is a Mobile/Web app for reporting non-emergency issues such as potholes or graffiti to your local government. As a Partner Development Representative, I will market SeeClickFix to local governments nationwide.
2. Why do you find this position/job interesting?
I believe the best way local government can increase public opinion is by becoming more efficient and transparent. Although fixing a pothole or painting over graffiti may seem trivial, they are concrete examples of change in a community. SeeClickFix makes it easier to identify these problems and provides a platform to showcase actual change.
3. What did CDCT and/or your College Chapter mean to you?
Getting involved with Quinnipiac Democrats was one of the best decisions I made in college. During my freshman year, the group was more of a social club for like-minded students than anything else. Over the next three years, we built the reputation of the club by registering voters, volunteering on three successful campaigns, and holding events on campus. The club was a great way to meet new friends and gain experience in the political process.
4. What advice do you have for other college Democrats in the state?
Get Involved. You don’t know what it might lead to.
5. How did your involvement with College Dems help you get where you are today?
I got hired at SeeClickFix because I was able to take the skills I gained pitching candidates to voters and apply them to pitching SeeClickFix to local governments. In fact, when interviewing for the position I was asked to give my Malloy Pitch to the hiring manager. Canvasing every weekend paid off.