Student Staff


Annie Wanless is a junior 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 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 as the Relay For Life Co-Chair. This summer, she interned with The Raben Group, a public policy and strategic communications firm in downtown Los Angeles. She 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 junior from Escondido, California, majoring in Political Science and International Relations. This past fall semester he interned with the Caruso Family Foundation and this semester he is interning for the South Park Business Improvement District. 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 an Assistant Director of Elections and Recruitment and serves on the Executive Boards of the Political Student Assembly (PSA) and the Latina/o Student Assembly (LSA). For PSA he is a Co-Director of External Membership and for LSA he is both the Director of Social Affairs and the Director of Political Affairs. 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 junior from Orinda, California majoring in Political Science and Communication. This past summer she interned in the Press 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 has served as the Philanthropy chair for Phi Alpha Delta, USC’s professional pre-law fraternity, and is a recipient of the Diana Chudacoff Levin award. Alex has worked for several political campaigns, assisting with press 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 junior majoring in Political Science with a minor in International Relations from Mission Viejo, California. This past summer, he interned at the Republican Party of Orange County where he worked with various elected officials and organized many political events. On campus, he is a member of College Republicans, writes opinion and news articles regarding politics for USC’s online newspaper, and has been involved with student government. He is also on the executive board of USC’s honor society, Alpha Lamba Delta. After graduation, Nick hopes to be involved in California or local politics working on campaigns, or work at a political think tank.


Elena Kuhn is a junior from Mountain View, California majoring in Political Science. She has worked in city government as an intern for San Francisco’s District 2 Supervisor Mark Farrell, and is currently working in political consulting for the LA basedfirm, HSG Campaigns. Additionally, she serves as communications director for the USC College Democrats and is a member of the Women’s Student Assembly. Elena is most interested in policy areas surrounding women’s and environmental issues, and hopes to pursue a career in national politics. 




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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