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KPU Presents: Ana Navarro and Patti Solis Doyle

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at American chapter.

On October 6, the Kennedy Political Union will welcome political operative Patti Solis Doyle and political strategist and commentator Ana Navarro to American University. The two will be participating in a panel discussion, speaking on the current political climate with a focus on women and minority groups.

In case you weren’t sure, Navarro and Solis Doyle are active members in the political world and Hispanic communities. Each is coming with an incredibly impressive resumé, so the panel is sure to be a meaningful and thoughtful discussion about the aforementioned topics.

However, before attending the panel, students on AU’s campus should know a thing or two about the two panelists.

Navarro, born in Nicaragua, immigrated to the United States with her family in 1980 in wake of the Sandinista Revolution. Since then, Navarro has served as the National Co-Chair of John McCain’s Hispanic Advisory Council, and as a national surrogate for the 2008 McCain campaign.

In addition to her participation with the McCain campaign, Navarro has also been a vital player in multiple Federal and State races in Florida. As of recent, she has served as the National Hispanic Co-Chair for Governor Jon Huntsman’s 2012 Campaign. Navarro is also a political contributor at ABC News, CNN and CNN en Español.

Like her accomplished counterpart, Solis Doyle is a nationally known political organizer and strategist. She is a vocal speaker on the rise of women and minorities in presidential campaigns, politics and issues that affect the Hispanic American community.

In the 2008 general election, Solis Doyle was the chief of staff for Vice Presidential operations for the Obama for America campaign; and during the 2012 presidential election she was an advisor to the Obama-Biden campaign. In addition to her work during the 2008 and 2012 campaigns, Solis Doyle is also a political contributor for CNN. To add to her remarkable experience, she is also a winter fellow at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics.

If the accomplishments of these two incredible women aren’t enough to entice you to snag a front row seat at the panel, all AU students have free admission to the event with a valid AU ID. The event will be held in the Tavern; doors will open at 6:30pm and the event will begin promptly at 7:00pm.  HCAU will see you there!

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Excited, free and happy are three words Arielle would use to describe herself. Currently a senior at American University, Arielle is studying print journalism and art history. A lover of traveling, exploring and getting flat out lost, Arielle one day hopes to become a professional travel writer. When she's not writing for Her Campus, you can find her sipping on a cup of coffee, wandering through a musuem or reminiscing about London. She believes that life is always better while on a rooftop. Keep up with Arielle and her adventures on Instagram or Twitter (@okarielle), or take a look at her blog, okarielle.com. Stay happy and stay exploring.