Students Coalition Director
Megan Rodriguez is currently in her third year at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) where she is majoring in Political Science with an emphasis in International Relations and minoring in European Studies. Megan will be graduating from college in June 2010 and plans to pursue a career in politics while attending graduate school.
In high school, Megan became actively involved in the statewide model legislature and court program, Youth and Government. As co-founder of the San Gabriel Valley delegation, Megan held the positions of vice president and president. Within the program, she served as Chairwoman of the National Issues Commission and the Immigration Committee, where she authored legislation on the topics of immigration, adoption and sex-offenders. Through her involvement in the Arsalyn Foundation, Megan worked as an instructor to elementary school children, teaching them the importance of civic involvement and voter registration. It was primarily during these years that she developed her Republican ideologies and decided to pursue a future in government.
Upon entering her freshman year in college, Megan joined the UCSD College Republicans (CR) in hopes of becoming more politically involved. She regards it as one of the best decisions she ever made. Through her participation in CR, Megan became a Senior Regional Political Director on a political campaign, served as the Southern Region Coalition Chair for California Students for McCain, the Southern Region Vice Chair for the California College Republicans, the Vice Chair-External for the UCSD College Republicans, and interned for Congressman David Dreier. Currently, Megan is serving as the Administrative Vice Chair for the California College Republicans, the Executive Director for the UCSD College Republicans, and she is a regular contributor to Moxie.
After graduating this year, Megan plans on working in the political realm and continuing her higher education. Megan has made it her personal goal to spread the Conservative message, fight on-campus biases and increase the civic involvement of American youth.