Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Spotlight on Alumni: Emily Pettigrew

Emily Pettigrew (Political Science, 2005) is Senior Policy Advisor for Congressman Bob Gibbs (Ohio’s 18th District).  After graduating from AU, she moved to Columbus without a job because she wanted to work in government and that is where the action is.  She got her start working as an aide in the Ohio Legislature, eventually working for Bob Gibbs in the Ohio Senate. She says that the most interesting thing she’s done so far is to manage and direct Mr. Gibbs’ successful 2010 campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives, a campaign against an incumbent in a district of 16 counties, an area the size of New Jersey.   Her current job involves talking to constituents and lobbyists and determining whether policy ideas will be good for the Congressman’s district and whether they can make it through the House.

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