Priya Swyden is a Copy Editor for The American Moderate.
Priya is currently a sophomore at Smith College pursuing a major in government with a concentration in international relations, and a minor in global south development studies with a regional focus on Middle Eastern affairs. A proud Democrat, her past experience includes interning over the summer for U.S Congressman Joe Courtney (CT D-2) and volunteering for campaigns at the national and state level. Priya is actively involved in several organizations on and off campus. She is currently the Communications Director for the Smith Democrats, a member of the College Democrats of Massachusetts, and is helping in the creation of the new Smith Collaborative for Legislative Action. This coming January, Priya will be spending a month studying abroad in Sarnath, India. Next year she intends to spend a semester in Geneva interning for the UN, and upon graduation, plans to pursue a degree in International Law. She is passionate about both foreign and domestic policy, including women’s health and reproductive rights, environmental stewardship, and international human rights.