This Olympian Is Now Working For Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton's campaign staff now includes a two-time Olympic medalist.

According to New York magazine's Daily Intelligencer, silver medal-winning figure skater Michelle Kwan is now working for Clinton's campaign staff. Her official title is “surrogate outreach coordinator,” which means Kwan has to "wrangle high profile donors" who also happen to be celebrities like her.

The 35-year-old spends her days in Clinton's Brooklyn headquarters searching social media for celebrities who have showed support for the first female presidential nominee of a major party and reaches out on behalf of the campaign.

The Daily Intelligencer reported that Donald Trump's campaign didn't seem to have an equivalent to Kwan.
Kwan is not new to Clinton's team though, she previously worked as a “public diplomacy envoy” while Clinton was Secretary of State.

But her career in politics goes back a decade. After winning two medals, five world championships, and nine national championships by 2005, Kwan found herself entering the world of politics the following year by becoming a public-diplomacy envoy for the State Department, which acts as a good will ambassador for the United States in other countries.

Kwan would go on to receive undergrad and graduate degrees in international relations and political science and in 2011 would start working as a senior adviser for public diplomacy and public affairs.

But, she's excited to be working for Clinton, though she admitted to the Daily Intelligencer it can have you feeling all the feelings.

“It’s emotional, this journey,” Kwan said. “There’s so much to do, and it’s overwhelming at times. But you just keep at it and you push through. It’s exciting, too!”

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