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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, and I am a senior majoring in political science and minoring in classical studies and geography. Like other freshmen, I was undecided until I took PSC 140 with Professor Denton. His engaging, middle-of-the-road teaching style made me realize that my home was in the Political Science Department.
Before serving as PSC Student Representative, I held a research assistantship and several intern/externships, including at the Office of U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth. Having benefited considerably from these experiences, I envision spearheading monthly networking events for students with PSC alumni.
Outside the classroom, I campaign for Judge Jason Bohm's 2020 campaign for circuit judge. I also volunteer at Illinois Premier Boys State and help prepare my former high school's We the People team for state and national competitions. Next fall, I will attend DePaul University College of Law.