Paula Skaggs
Senior, St. Olaf College

Paula Skaggs is a senior at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, where she is majoring in political science and American studies, with a concentration in media studies. She spends most of her life at the Manitou Messenger - the campus newspaper - where she serves as managing editor. Paula is also deeply involved with student government, the music entertainment committee and has worked with multiple political campaigns in the Twin Cities. In 2008, she was a USA Today/Freedom Forum Free Spirit Scholar. In 2010 she interned in Washington D.C. with the Freedom Forum’s 1 for All campaign, and in 2011 she headed to D.C. again to intern for C-SPAN (however, she still doesn't totally understand the Metro transit system). In her spare time, Paula enjoys plotting how to be a contestant on the “Price is Right” (her lifelong dream), traveling and Ebay-ing.

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