Student selected for SBCTC Legislative Internship Program

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Via Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

Please welcome Daniela Suarez who will serve as the SBCTC Legislative intern for the 2018 legislative session. She is a 2nd year student at South Puget Sound Community College as well as the Senator of Legislative Affairs for her college. She is pursuing an Associates in Arts Degree and will be completing her degree in the spring of 2018. She plans on transferring to a 4 year university to complete her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Political Science.

Daniela, originally from Peru, immigrated in 2004.  With her family she has moved to different military bases. From a young age she was highly motivated by her parents to be proactive about her education and opportunities that came her way.

She discovered a love for advocacy and public speaking while competing for the National Youth of the Year title for the Boys and Girls Club of America. She gained an interest in Political Science when attending Girls Nation, a premier political science program where 2 girls from every state are selected to travel to Washington D.C. where the 100 participants practice mock senate, meet with their congressional representatives/ senators, and learn the workings of Federal Government.

Daniela is devoted to being a voice for the students as she serves at South Puget Sound College as a delegate for WACTCSA. As the incoming Legislative intern for the State Board Daniela is committed to pursuing the work that has to be done in Olympia to improve the experience of a student in Washington State. Currently she serves as a student representative with the Washington Community and Technical College Student Association.

Daniela smiling
Photo via SBCTC