Cecilia Ritacco

Aresty Research Assistant

Cecilia is a junior studying Political Science. She is a 2020 recipient of the Rutgers-Eagleton Washington Internship Award, as well as the Katherine K. Neuberger Award. Cecilia’s interests lie in political representation, gender, and generational trends in civic engagement and political participation. On campus, she leads the Rutgers University Democrats and has been involved at the Eagleton Institute of Politics since 2018. She has also interned for New Brunswick City Government, organized on political campaigns, and worked as a constituent services intern for New Jersey’s fifth congressional district. Most recently, she interned at the Feminist Majority Foundation, where she engaged in national digital organizing efforts and conducted candidate research to inform the organization’s endorsement process. After earning her B.A., she hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in Political Science with a focus on gender and American politics.



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