Shannon Salzman

Class of 2016

Majors: History and Political Science

Hometown: Richmond, VA

Study Abroad: A semester at La Sorbonne in Paris; a spring break service trip to the Dominican Republic

Internships: Five internships ranging from grassroots political work to nonprofit development fundraising, all facilitated through the following Salem alumnae connections: The Heritage Foundation; Students For Liberty; the Tax Foundation; the Competitive Enterprise Institute; and the Salem Office of Institutional Advancement.

Involvements: Head delegate Model UN team; Rotaract service club; Mortar Board Senior Honors Society; Young Americans for Liberty; Ethics Bowl Debate Team; writer for The Salemite; Resident Assistant

Goal: To work at a nonprofit in Washington, DC, as a development fundraiser. “I’ve had countless opportunities and experiences at Salem that have prepared me to take charge of my own future. I’ve been able to do a little bit of everything I am interested in, including internships in Washington, DC; organizing a volunteer mission trip to the Dominican Republic; taking leadership positions in clubs on campus; and participating in national and international conferences and competitions. I will continue to be empowered by Salem’s sisterhood and all the support I’ve received here long after I graduate.”