Celia DiSalvo '19 is a Political Science and Public Policy double major from North Andover, Massachusetts.
Celia is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society. She has consistently earned placement on the Dean's List.
From the summer of 2017 through December, Celia independently conducted original research on the Federal Census for the Massachusetts State Senate. Her census research has been turned into legislation and executive actions, known as "2020 Vision." This unique effort aims to have a generational public policy influence in her home state, save a congressional seat, and secure the allocation of hundreds of millions of dollars and attendant services to millions of citizens.
During the summer of 2016 Celia worked as an intern for Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC). In 2016, Celia led an attempt to allow 16 and 17 year olds to vote in municipal elections. She has researched and published articles on the subject as well as on Electoral College reform, strategic presidential voting, and campaign finance reform.
Celia is a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority and served as its philanthropy chair in 2017.
In the spring of 2018 Celia studied in Seville, Spain, immensely improving her Spanish speaking skills while living with a Spanish family. She enjoyed both studying the European Union and traveling throughout its member states, and Africa.
Active in politics her entire life (she attended her first presidential inauguration in 1997 when she was two months old), Celia first became involved in the Eisenhower Institute the fall of her freshman year as a participant in Inside Politics with Kasey Pipes.
Celia wishes to continue influencing public policy initiatives and anticipates attending graduate school and working as a practitioner in public policy and politics.