RNC Experience Opens USF Student's Eyes

Aug 16, 2016

University of South Florida senior Mariana Sánchez Ramírez received a political awakening in Cleveland in July.

The Mexican born 22-year-old was one of a hundred students invited to take part in the Washington Center for Internships and Academic SeminarsRepublican National Convention event. The independent nonprofit group invites students from around the world to gain college credit through various political programs.

As part of her convention experience, Ramírez worked as a production assistant for the Spanish-language television network, Univision.

The political science major readily admits many of her political leanings are opposite of those of Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, particularly when it comes to the subject of immigration – one she knows a great deal about firsthand.

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