COSSPP Student Spotlight: Camila Salvador

Camila Salvador – fourth-year student pursuing a major in International Affairs – spent this summer as a Data Analyst for Grassroots Analytics in Washington, D.C., to curate donor lists for campaigns and organizations as part of COSSPP’s Social Science Scholars Program. 

Headshot of Camila Salvador – fourth-year student pursuing a major in International Affairs- crossing her arms and wearing a black button up
Camila Salvador

Throughout the country, many down-ballot candidates– positions that appear relatively low on the electoral ballot – lack the necessary resources and connections needed to build a competitive campaign. To eliminate some of these barriers, Grassroots Analytics created and continues to expand a database of left-leaning donors across the country through digital audience curation, bulk email acquisition, and fundraising strategy.   

“This past summer has been pivotal to my professional development through the connections I have made, the new skills I acquired, and the leadership experience gained,” Salvador stated. 

The Social Science Scholars Program, housed within the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, is a highly competitive leadership development program for exceptional undergraduates in the College. Students participate in a leadership seminar in the spring that prepares them for internships, research, and service projects the following summer semester, and upon return in the fall, complete a reflection course. Scholars receive funding up to $5,000 for approved travel and other expenses to help make their projects and internships a reality. 

“Without FSU’s Social Science Scholars Program, I would not have been able to understand the various styles and qualities of leadership needed to enhance one’s personal development. The program’s themes and lessons followed and guided me throughout the internship.”  

In her spare time, Salvador raises resources for the large influx of refugees in Tallahassee, partnering with her fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta, to organize donation drives across campus. She also served as a Legislative Intern for Florida House Representative Dan Daley of the 97th district.  

Upon graduation, she intends to pursue a graduate degree in Global Human Development and a J.D. in Humanitarian Law. We wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors!