Hello and welcome to my main blog domain! My name is Camila Shoeibi and I’m a Political Science major and Security & Conflict Studies, Digital Studies minor at the University of Mary Washington. I’m a northern Virginia native and graduated from Oakton High School in 2016. As I began my college career I was pre-dental having received a Dental Radiology Health & Safety Certification through a Dental Academy I completed in high school. However, as I started my freshman year at UMW I was introduced to the Political Science and International Relations Department and quickly changed my mind; becoming interested in a very different academic route. I started taking Political Science / IR classes my freshman year and soon realized I had found my niche.
I interned for the Washington, D.C. Office of Congressman Alan Lowenthal representing California’s 47th District from Dec 2018-Jan 2019 where I assisted staff members with legislative research/constituent casework, answered phone calls, sorted mail, performed data entry in Intranet Quorum database, processed/drafted constituent correspondence, covered the front reception area, and led Capitol Hill tours. My second year at the University of Mary Washington I was Public Relations Chair for Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization building strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with families in need of decent and affordable housing.
During my time as a Political Science student at the University of Mary Washington I conducted comprehensive research on a variety of topics from the political, economic, and social challenges facing Central Asia and Soviet Successor States, U.S. foreign policy towards Venezuela and El Salvador, Global freedom & Democracy, and U.S. Security policy since 9/11. I’m also a D3 athlete for the UMW Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team in which I have been apart of all 4 years of my college experience. I’m interested in American government, foreign affairs, national security, and more. I love to travel and have been to South America, the Caribbean and across the U.S. Being a northern Virginia native I hope to obtain a job in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area after I graduate in May 2020.