Katrina Spinner-Wilson joins our Communications team as a volunteer for the summer. We welcome her talents and look forward to working with her over the next couple of months.
As a dedicated researcher, writer, and young activist, I excitedly welcome the opportunity to volunteer with the ACLU of Virginia this summer. I will be writing blog posts, conducting social media, redesigning the website, creating interactive games and puzzles as well as assisting with various publications.
As a Richmond native and recent Virginia Tech graduate with a B.A. in Communication (Multimedia and Print Journalism) and Political Science, I have both an interest and desire to serve our Commonwealth. While at Virginia Tech, I was a features/lifestyles editor and staff writer for Collegiate Times, where I wrote several articles, including a piece on the League of Women Voters of Montgomery County’s first-ever public event on open government and the Freedom of Information Act.
In addition, I played on Virginia Tech’s women’s club soccer team, and was involved in numerous organizations and honor societies, including Zeta Tau Alpha and Lamba Pi Eta. Last summer, I interned with Tim Kaine, U.S. Senator for Virginia.
The ACLU of Virginia stands for what I believe in – protecting basic human rights for everyone. In particular, I am interested in ensuring equal rights, privacy rights, voting rights, women’s rights and immigrants’ rights. I look forward to using my creativity and passion for writing to educate the public about the real civil liberties and civil rights violations that people face everyday.