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Tori Venable

Class of 2017
Major/Minor: Political Science and Economics

What do you do for a campus job or work study?

I work as a Peer Mentor, the International Student Services Assistant at the Global Education Office, and a research assistant for the Political Science department.  

Why did you choose your major?

Throughout my life I have had a lot of moments that made me think “Wow. This is wrong! Someone should do something.” I reached a point when I realized that I needed to be one of the people fighting to make these changes. I want to be able to advocate for those who do not have voices as well as have a stand in issues that impact me personally. 

What so far has been your favorite tradition or memory at WC?

I really like the first few weeks of the year in August and September. With events like the campus wide picnic, Fall Family Weekend, and Homecoming, it is a great time to welcome the first year students and reunite with your friends and professors after the summer break. There is an atmosphere of excitement and anticipation for the new semester that exhilarates me.

What is your favorite way to procrastinate? 

I can spend a remarkable amount of time talking to Anna Zastrow about absolutely nothing. 

Campus Involvement

Maryland Student Legislature President

WAC Democrats Member

Student Office Assistant for the GEO

Usher for the Gibson Center for the Arts

Opinion Writer for The Elm

Peer Mentor

Pi Sigma Alpha

Cater Society Junior Fellow


From Frederick, Maryland