Daniella Maria Feijoo

Personal Information

Expected Graduation Year: 2019

Major(s)/ Minor(s) or Expected (major): Double Major: Politics & International Affairs and Spanish. Minor: Latin American Studies

Hometown: Wauconda, IL

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Personal Political Philosophy

My “must read” title for college students seeking to understand something about this election: The Reunited States of America: How We Can Bridge the Partisan Divide by Mark Gerzon

My approach to or philosophy of American politics and elections: “Stand with anybody that stands RIGHT. Stand with him while he is right and PART with him when he goes wrong.” – Abe Lincoln

The four (4) people (living or deceased) I would invite to dinner for the purpose of better understanding American political life are: Abraham Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sonia Sotomayor, John Lewis

Wake the Vote Experience

My most memorable Wake the Vote experience so far: One of my most memorable Wake the Vote experiences was meeting Senator Marco Rubio at his campaign headquarters in Columbia, South Carolina on February 20! I shook his hand, introduced myself and the Wake The Vote program, and handed him a WTV t-shirt. We took pictures with the Senator and told him that we have been traveling around the country following the election. He was genuinely happy to hear about the program. That day, four students including myself from Wake The Vote phone banked from 10 am until 6 pm, reminding South Carolinians to come out to the polls to support Mr. Rubio. Two hours in, South Carolina governor Nikki Haley visited and took the time to talk to each volunteer in the Rubio office. The most amazing part of this experience of working on Rubio’s campaign was observing and participating in the enthusiasm and excitement that motivated Rubio supporters. Young college students from all over the country were present that day. They gave me information about how to start a Students for Rubio chapter at Wake Forest and we all shared our unique campaign experiences. Everyone was very hardworking and friendly. I felt like I was a part of the Rubio family because of their hospitality and because of the aesthetic of the room. We were all at small tables, working very close together and the walls of the room were covered with hand-made posters and signs that read “Rubio for President 2016” and “We are ready for A New American Century.”

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