Mira Karthik is a rising Junior at Willamette University, in Salem Oregon. She is pursuing a major in Politics, Policy, Law, and Ethics with a double minor in Spanish and Data Science. At Willamette, Mira serves as Chair for the University’s Grant Program, a Research Assistant, and Residential Advisor. Mira has worked on several city council and state senate campaigns in her hometown of San Jose, California where her interests in politics blossomed. Most recently, Mira also served as a legislative aide to Oregon State Senator Kayse Jama through part of the Spring 2021 Legislative Session. She hopes to utilize her passion for politics and social justice to increase civic engagement in underserved communities, promoting the voices of marginalized communities to be involved in electoral reform and local politics. Mira is excited to represent Oregon during the 2022 College Student Congress.