Ariadne Manikas, VT

Ariadne Manikas


I am passionate about Virginia State politics and educating the public on candidates and their voting rights. I am studying to become a professional political communicator and am excited to put my skills to good use and gain experience in my field.

Social Media: LinkedIn

Location: Richmond, Va.

State Delegate – Chris Hurst
State Senator – John Edwards
US Congressman – Morgan Griffith



Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Bachelor’s Degree, Multimedia Journalism and Political Science
2016 – 2020


Fellow at Chris Hurst for Delegate (2017)
● Campaigned for the candidate on campus
● Recruited other students as volunteers and fellows
● Attended campaign events and networked with significant figures in Virginia
state government

News Writer at The Collegiate Times (2017-present)
● Pitch three stories a week to editors and fellow writers
● Write about the university and surrounding areas
● Find and interview sources for every story

Manager at The Gourmet Basket (2017-present)
● Write invoices for large-scale catering orders
● Manage money and transactions
● Run store without assistance

Intern at Wellness Corporate Solutions (Summer 2016)
● Performed tasks vital to the organization’s continuation
● Facilitated health screening events
● Networked with individuals in the corporate health world

Extracurricular Activities/Community Involvement

Virginia Tech Young Democrats (2016-present)
● Fundraise for the club
● Attend statewide convention
● Network with political figures

Pan-Icarian Brotherhood of America (2016-present)
● Compiled oral history of the organization which was featured in the annual
● Attended national convention with over 1,000 fellow Greek-Americans
● Meet monthly to discuss the future of the organization and how to further help
Greeks in Greece
● Perform service activities as a group to give back to the local community

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