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Twaun SamuelClass of 2006

Chief of Staff for United States Congresswoman Maxine Waters in Washington, DC

In addition to my intensive work and studies in democratic transitions under Dr. Holly Reynolds, I most often today reference a freshman course I took on spatial reasoning with Dr. Michael Metcalf.  In that course, we discussed ways in which people identify different concepts and how they identify commonalities among seemingly abstract ideas.  I think spatial reasoning is important for people who work on public policy.  This skill set often proves critical in how quickly and effectively one can construct innovative ideas to confront modern day public policy challenges.  If I didn’t firmly grasp some of the lessons from that class then, they certainly resonate today.

Education
B.A. in International Studies, 2006Latin America and Politics and Economics in Transition
J.D., the University of Mississippi, 2008
Career History
Legislative Counsel for the United States House of Representatives in Washington, DC
Counsel and Committee Intern/Fellowship Coordinator for the United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services in Washington, DC
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