Hello Everyone!! My name is Melanie Montoya, I’m an uprising junior from Chicago, Illinois. I am a social media executive. I’m passionate about many issues but main focus is being a voice for young women and minorities in politics. In time of crisis i think it’s important to educate ourselves and others.

I do not like to affiliate myself with a party quite yet, obviously, to a certain extent, the Democratic Party is more progressive in comparison to the republican, but it has its flaws. Many people hear democracy and think “YES”, but when I look at it, I see things that should be very different. The Democratic Party has been alright, but there is more that has to be done for the people. A lot of what Bernie Sanders talked about when campaigning was very much social democracy. I think that that is something I can identify with. Perhaps even social liberalism which, I believe, has many of the same values.