Alumni profile: Recent grads work the election
This election cycle has meant a lot of head scratching by seasoned pundits, but it’s all in a day’s work for two recent Minnesota college graduates:
Stephen M. H. Chang, Bethel University
Political director, Minnesota 8th Congressional District GOP
The path to becoming a political staffer started when Stephen spent a semester studying in France, Germany and the United Kingdom during his sophomore year. Although he left intending to major in economics and finance, his interest in politics was piqued when he saw firsthand the way international borders where influenced by trade policies and the role of government.
Rachel Palermo, St. Olaf College
Assistant press secretary, Democratic National Committee
A political science and economics double major, Rachel spent much of her undergraduate career involved in student government. A sought-after internship with the Department of Justice the summer after her sophomore year helped solidified her desire to move to the nation’s capital after graduation.