Hi everyone! I'm Isabella Walker, a senior and Political Science/International Studies/Journalism student at Loyola University Chicago. I'm really excited to be joining the team at ChiU as a political writer, particularly focusing on the upcoming election. As any good politician would, I figured I should give just a bit of background about myself (no need for birth certificates or tax returns here!).
I've always been extremely interested in politics and was very involved in any political aspect of my high school in Massachusetts. After arriving at Loyola, I turned my focus more to journalism, but just couldn't bring myself to lose politics completely. I accepted an internship as a Field Organizer at Obama for America-Illinois last year, making that my second time working for a campaign (I worked for Boston's Mayor Tom Menino (you may have heard of him during the Chic-Fil-A drama) when I was in high school). However, as I stated earlier, most of my work has been in journalism. I currently write for The Everygirl, Refinery29 Chicago, and College Fashionista. I've done some other journalism, nonprofit, and public relations work, but you get the idea. Basically, I'm just all over the place, but in the middle of all of that, I've realized I love two things: politics and writing.
With the upcoming election this year, my interest in politics has grown even stronger. I stalked the national conventions like it was my job, and have been hanging on to every last word said by both Obama and Romney while campaigning. With my work here, I hope to bring an unbiased point of view to help college students understand exactly how the issues of this year's election affect them, and how the two major candidates stand on these issues. I'd also love to hear any feedback/opinions/arguments you may have, so don't hold back! But enough babbling - let's just dive into the conventions, shall we?