Sophia Rossell Romo
Expected Graduation Year: 2017
Major(s)/ Minor(s) or Expected (major): Major: Politics and International Affairs. Minors: Anthropology and Global Trade and Commerce
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
Personal Political Philosophy
My “must read” title for college students seeking to understand something about this election: Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario
My approach to or philosophy of American politics and elections: “Human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights. Let us not forget that among those rights are the right to speak freely – and the right to be heard.” – Hillary Rodham Clinton
“There is no line in which to stand” regarding immigration policy. I don’t know who said it, but it really speaks to how broken our system is.
The four (4) people (living or deceased) I would invite to dinner for the purpose of better understanding American political life are: Hillary Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Clinton and Hillary Clinton. Okay sorry I’m kidding. Sonia Sotomayor, RBG, Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama.
Wake the Vote Experience
My most memorable Wake the Vote experience so far: Yesterday we had the opportunity to sit down with Chelsea Clinton as a cohort and hear her perspective on some very topical issues and concerns as well as more light-hearted details about life as the daughter of one past President and one future President. This was an incredible opportunity that I am so grateful to have had. I thought to myself “THIS is why I chose Wake Forest”. We are a place that considers carefully, thinks deeply and values discussion. When I made a last minute decision to attend this institution I did not know that I would get to travel the country meeting with political leaders and engaging classmates across the aisle, but I knew what Wake Forest stands for and what Wake Forest values and I wanted to be a part of it.
Wake the Vote has had a very busy past couple of days. Our election travel this week took us to the Granite State AKA New Hampshire with a quick stop in NYC beforehand. In NYC we visited MSNBC and sat in on Professor Harris-Perry’s show. A few Wake the Voters...read more
We landed in Des Moines Iowa late last night and got started early on Caucus day. My team and I headed to the Jeb headquarters and met our fellow volunteers. They were quick to hand us buttons, stickers, and posters and encouraged us to post on social media. The Jeb...read more