Your First Year

Nicholas Miller

Campus Involvement

Maryland Student Legislature, Delegate Chairperson 

Student Government Association, Speaker of the Senate 

Quantitative Skills Center, Statistics tutor 

Department of Political Science, Research Assistant 

Hometown/High School:

Mechanisburg Pa / Mechanicsburg Area High School

Why did you choose your major? 

I took a civics class in ninth grade and that is when I fell in love with politics. I see governance as a way to make a lasting impact on the world and a way to improve lives. Civic engagement and our participation in politics is necessary to work towards a better world for, not just ourselves, but for our neighbors and all citizens. This participation requires critical thinking and the study of our political institutions so that we can identify problems and propose the proper solutions to move forward. 


Why did you choose to attend Washington College? 

The campus is small and provided me with the opportunity to make new friends and get out of my comfort zone. The small class sizes allow me to excel in my studies and create close relationships with my professors, something which you cannot get at a large university.  


What is your favorite quote? 

 “We don’t make mistakes. We just have happy accidents.” - Bob Ross