29 February 2024 • STEM Meyer ’24 Lands Fellowship for Maryland Congressional Campaign By Fiona Gallagher '26

Maddi Meyer ’24 has secured a position this semester working on the election campaign for Maryland State Senator Sarah Elfreth and her run for the 3rd Congressional District seat.

This spring, Maddi Meyer ’24 is campaigning for Maryland State Senator Sarah Elfreth and her run for the 3rd Congressional District, a seat soon to be vacated by 10-term Congressman John Sarbanes. As a campaign fellow, Meyer calls potential democratic voters giving them information about Elfreth’s campaign and gauging voter interest. Following graduation, Meyer hopes the work will better prepare her for a public policy career on Capitol Hill.

Meyer says she’s excited to work on the campaign for Elfreth, who in 2018 became the youngest woman to serve as state senator in Maryland at the age of 30.

An economics major and geoscience minor, Meyer notes that her internship requires critical thinking skills as well as social skills which she’s developed in the classroom. “I have given informative presentations, such as in my ‘Economics and Gender’ course with Assistant Professor of Economics Anastasia Wilson, and I learned how to communicate concisely and across disciplinary boundaries, such as in my geoscience courses and summer research with Professor of Geoscience Nan Crystal Arens,” says Meyer.

In addition, Meyer says she is passionate about reproductive justice and environmental rights which she has been immersed in this semester while taking “Natural Resources and Energy Economics.” On campus, Meyer also serves as the Public Leadership Education Network house manager and is a member of the Laurel Society and Hai Timiai Society.

In January during the Day on the Hill event, Meyer met with alumni and professionals in Washington, D.C., who helped her gain networking skills. The annual experience is coordinated by Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education.