Ashlyn Rolllins graduated summa cum laude from Corban University with a B.S. in political science. Her passions include advocating for vulnerable populations including the elderly and those living in poverty. After her semester studying communications, marketing, migration and free speech and interning in Washington, D.C., she served as editor-in-chief for her school’s newspaper, The Hilltop. In this role, she gave students a platform to share their “me too” experiences and sought to relate national news and campus news. During her senior year, she wrote her thesis on malnutrition in nursing homes and presented it at a national undergraduate research conference. Ashlyn is excited to use the data and storytelling skills she learns at Stanford to write affective stories about major political issues.
Anita Alvarez competed in the 2016 Rio Olympics for Team USA at 19 years old. Today, Alvarez continues to swim with the Senior National Team, which is the highest level a synchronized swimmer can reach in the U.S. Although only 22, she rates as an elder among her teenaged teammates. And now, she has her eye toward making it to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.