Emmett Adam, a Junior at St. John’s University, is committed to equity and positive social change both on and off campus. As a Political Science major with a pre-law focus, Emmett engages in a variety of groups on campus that allow him to learn more about the policies that create and inhibit equity. Emmett is a member of United Politics, the student newspaper The Record, and the St. John’s Senate. He works for the McCarthy Center for Public Policy and has completed internships with state representatives, US Senators, and the Minnesota Governor’s office. Emmett hopes to continue his advocacy and public policy work after graduation by pursuing a career in law, politics, policy, or journalism.
The pursuit of the common good, equity, and positive social change are all central to my commitment to public policy and civic engagement. I feel privileged to be surrounded by kind and intelligent mentors, friends, and family members to empower my advocacy for others. On campus, this support began my first-year, when I immediately became involved with the Saint John’s Senate and the Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement – two groups who continue to provide me a consistent platform to seek the common good and positive social change. Since then, I have additionally worked with CSB/SJU’s United Politics and The Record, allowing me to understand the profound impact dialogue and journalism play in pursuing equity. In addition to these roles, internships with U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar’s Presidential Campaign, State Representative Dave Pinto’s Campaign and Legislative Teams, and the Office of Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan’s Appointments Team have expanded the depth of my passions. I feel humbled to receive my President’s nomination and be a part of this strong cohort. Following graduation, I look to build on these experiences in the areas of law, politics, policy, or journalism.