April 1, 2016 at 9:59 am

Alum Starts Job as Political Tracking Analyst

Travis Wolfe“Many people would say that for my age the love I have for politics is highly unusual, but I don’t love it for the same reasons most people do,” says Travis Wolfe.

He graduated with a B.A. in Anthropology and Sociology Pre-Law in 2015 and started a new job in March as a Political Tracking Analyst with Mundy Katowitz Media, Inc., “a media buying firm that combines political campaign expertise with a Madison Avenue media edge.”

“I love politics because it challenges me,” he says.

He recently moved to Washington, D.C., right after graduation to attend graduate school at American University. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in public policy with a concentration in campaign management and statistics.

Environmental Lobbying

When Wolfe first moved to the city, he began a fellowship with an environmental lobbing firm, Biomass Thermal Energy Council, where he worked on a series of policy and government affairs related projects.

During that time, he participated in the nationally recognized “Campaign Management Institute” offered by American University.

It was there that he realized his passion for politics and began to work on a number of Democratic campaigns in Maryland and Virginia.

New Hampshire Primary

Recently, Wolfe has been able to travel to New Hampshire for the primary, and participate in realm of politics.

He was able to sit in the spin room at the Republican debate, and meet the entire Clinton family at a rally.

It was through the context of campaigning he met his current employer and immediately hit it off. Wolfe was offered a job shortly after and now is a Political Tracking Analyst working with Democratic Campaigns all across the nation.

Why Politics?

“For me, being involved in politics isn’t about having an opinion about every issue, but about learning both sides of every issue and being fascinated by them,” he says.

“Politics gives me a chance to learn more about people, situations, cultures, and how the world works. It gives me a chance to do more for the world I live in. Politics makes me a more efficient decision maker and is always humbling me because the more I learn, the more I realize how little I know. “

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