College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > Political Science > About > Student Representatives
My name is Celeste Ruan and I am incoming junior. I am majoring in Political Science with concentration in Law and Theory along with a minor in Spanish. I am from Long Beach, California and came to DePaul to take advantage of the opportunities the school and the city have to offer. As a student representative, I am looking forward to voice and fulfill the needs of PSC majors, especially students of color, and encourage student-faculty interaction.
My name is James Leichty. Like many first-year students, I was undecided as to what I wanted to study until I took my first PSC class with Professor Denton. It was then that I found my home in the Political Science Department.
Throughout my time at DePaul, I have learned the importance of building and maintaining community, especially during uncertain times like we're in presently. I envision spearheading monthly networking events in the PSC lounge for students to build community with their peers. Having held and benefited considerably from intern/externships at the Office of U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth and CAIR-Chicago, I want to bring in PSC alumni to speak at these networking events. Networking has undoubtedly set me up for future success. I want to make these opportunities for personal and professional development accessible to all PSC students so that they may reach their fullest potential.