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Trail Blazers

Two young Tufts graduates are playing key roles in this year's presidential campaigns.


As Election Day approaches, the staffers for the Democratic and Republican campaigns are working long hours on the campaign trail in the hopes of victory. Among those staffers are two Tufts graduates, who sowed the seeds of what will surely be a lifelong involvement in politics while students on the Hill. Read these stories to learn more about what motivates them as the clock ticks down to the deciding moment.

2008 Presidential Campaigns

Joe Coletti (A'04)
Deputy Regional Campaign Manager, Ohio and Pennsylvania, for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)

2008 Presidential Campaigns

Jen O'Malley Dillon (A'98)
Battleground States Director for Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.)


Profiles written by Georgiana Cohen, Office of Web Communications

Coletti photos by Jonathan Quilter for University Photography. O'Malley Dillon photos by Jason Reblando for University Photography.

This story originally ran on Oct. 13, 2008.