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Cal U students attend 2012 national political conventions

Nine Cal U students will witness democracy in action at the 2012 national political conventions. Through The Washington Center, they will be placed in volunteer fieldwork positions where they can learn more about a major political party, its convention or host committee, or the media covering the events.

Four of those students will send regular dispatches during their experience. Follow them here: 

At the Republican National Convention - Aug. 27-30, 2012 in Tampa, Fla.

Portrait of Lucie Fremeau.

My name is Lucie Fremeau, and I’m from Hidden Valley, Pa. I’m majoring in communication studies with a concentration in public relations and a minor in political science. I’m passionate about journalism and public relations, so I love my job as the student journalist for Cal U’s Internship Center and enjoy being the PR officer for Cal U’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America. Social media, writing, editing, communications and politics are my forte!

Read Lucie’s convention reports

Portrait of Emily Martik.

My name is Emily Martik, and I’m a senior journalism major at Cal U. I am a native of California, Pa., where I've volunteered in local election campaigns and participated in mock election debates. Since beginning my college career I've joined the Cal U chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, briefly worked with the College Democrats, and volunteered my time for various community service projects.

Read Emily's convention reports

At the Democratic National Convention - Sept. 3-6, 2012 in Charlotte, N.C.

Portrait of Camilla Cionni.

I’m Camilla Cionni from Follansbee W.Va., in the northern panhandle of the state. My passion for politics began when I was 8 years old watching C-SPAN, and it has only grown. I am an undergraduate seeking a B.A. in political science, with a minor in sociology. I’m the President of College Democrats and Cal Campaign Consultants, as well as a core team member for Organizing for America in the reelection of Barack Obama 2012.

Read Camilla's convention reports

Portrait of Breanna Blose.

My name is Breanna Blose, and my hometown is DuBois, Pa. I’m a senior international business major with a minor in political science. I’m currently the vice president of Cal Campaign Consultants and the treasurer of the University’s College Democrats chapter.

Read Breanna's convention reports