#Fisher2020: New Grad has Passion for Politics

June 10, 2020

When Dylan MacQuoid ’20 began his first year at St. John Fisher College, the United States was just two months away from the 2016 presidential election. A political science and media and communication major, there was no better time to be studying politics and civic engagement.

Dylan MacQuoid in cap and gown and mask in front of congratulatory banners.

At Fisher, he says he found an environment where he could pursue his intellectual interests and professors who offered mentorship and support throughout his studies. In addition to being a Service Scholar, MacQuoid participated in the SUNY Brockport Washington, D.C. Program in fall 2019, and interned in the United States Capitol for Senator Mazie K. Hirono of Hawaii.

He spent two years interning with Senator Charles E. Schumer’s Rochester Office, and will remotely resume that work throughout the summer. He also serves as a volunteer for Vice President Joseph Biden’s presidential bid and is exploring remote job positions with the campaign.

He enters the job market as the country moves toward the 2020 presidential election, and MacQuoid is ready to dive right into the national political landscape.

“My education molded me into someone who wants to continue learning for the rest of their life and has provided me with the necessary knowledge and skills that I can use in whatever career I choose to go into,” he says.