Student Staff


Annie Wanless is a senior from Oakland, California, majoring in Political Science and Economics with a minor in Consumer Behavior. On campus, Annie is a Trustee Scholar and member of the Trojan Scholars Society. Annie is a recipient of the Diana Chudacoff Levin Award, the Independent Spirit Award, and an initiate of Phi Beta Kappa. She also serves on the executive board of her sorority as VP Recruitment and on the leadership team of Colleges Against Cancer. This summer, Annie interned in the Public Affairs & Crisis practice at Burson-Marsteller in Washington, D.C., working on several international and technology industry clients. She has also interned with The Raben Group, a public policy and strategic communications firm in downtown Los Angeles. Annie has also worked as a Social Media Intern for the Alameda County District Attorney's Office. Annie is interested in public affairs and campaign communications and hopes to pursue a career in these fields after graduation.

David Moreno is a senior from Escondido, California, majoring in Political Science. This past summer semester he continued an internship with the South Park business Improvement District. He has previously interned for the Caruso Family Foundation, the District Office of Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer, and for the National Association of Latino Elected & Appointed Officials (NALEO). On campus, he is involved in activities such as the Undergraduate Student Government, the Unruh Institute of Politics and the USC TRiO Upward Bound Program. In student government he serves as Chief of staff, having previously served as Associate Director of Elections and Recruitment and as Assistant Director his junior year. He also serves, for the second year, on the Executive Board of the Latina/o Student Assembly as Director of Political Affairs. He previously served on the Executive Board of the Political Student Assembly as Co-Director of Member Organization Relations. David is interested in state, national and international politics and hopes to pursue a career either working for the State Department or within the private sector of politics. 


Alex Glazer is a senior from Orinda, California majoring in Political Science with a minor in Communication Law and Media Policy. Alex has spent two summers in the Press and Executive Office of California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris in San Francisco and has previously interned for Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in Washington, D.C., and for Senator Barbara Boxer in Los Angeles. On campus, Alex is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, a two-time recipient of the Diana Chudacoff Levin award, and has previously served as the Philanthropy chair for Phi Alpha Delta, USC’s professional pre-law fraternity. Alex has worked for several political campaigns, assisting with press, fundraising and fieldwork. After graduation, Alex hopes to attend law school and pursue a career in political communication.


Lida Dianti is a junior from Los Angeles, California majoring in International Relations. She spent Spring semester of 2015 as an intern researching immigration integration for the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund. On campus, she has written opinion pieces for the Daily Trojan and is a member of the pre-law fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta. Upon graduating from USC, Lida hopes to attend law school and pursue a career in human rights law. 


Nick Thomas is a senior majoring in Political Science with a minor in International Relations from Mission Viejo, California. He is a recepient of the Diana Chudacoff Levin award, which allowed him to intern  at Gen Next, a nonprofit organization focused on education, economic growth, and national security. Nick has also interned at the Republican Party of Orange County and the California Court of Appeal in Orange County. On campus, Nick is involved with the College Republicans and is the Executive Editor of Letters for the USC Journal of Law and Society. After graduation, Nick plans to attend law school and work in Washington, D.C. 

Elena Kuhn is a senior from Mountain View, California, studying Political Science with a minor in Marketing.  During her time at USC, she has pursued a range of internships working for Congresswoman Anna Eshoo on Capitol Hill, Fiona Hutton and Associates, HSG Campaigns, and for Supervisor Mark Farrell in San Francisco City Hall.  She is a recipient of the Diana Chudacoff Levin Scholarship award in which she received funding to work in Washington D.C. and participated in the USC Global Fellows program in which she was an awarded a scholarship by the Freeman Foundation to pursue an internship in Hong Kong working for the luxury fashion company, Burberry.  Elena has also served as the Communications director for the USC College Democrats.  After graduation, Elena hopes to pursue a career in national politics in Washington D.C.

Laura Reilly is a junior working toward a dual degree in Political Science and Public Policy with a minor in Spanish. She has conducted research with Green Dot Public Schools and serves as a delegate in student government, the co-chair of the Caruso Center’s Homeless ministry, and an ambassador for USC’s Club H2O. With the Levin scholarship, Laura currently interns at, a non-profit dedicated to improving global access to clean water. Upon graduation Laura hopes to earn a JD & MPP and to pursue a career in education law. 


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