Being a woman and being biracial, I thought this would be a good way to amplify marginalized voices in the district.
When Elena Haasl BSx’22 came to UW–Madison in fall 2018, she never thought she would end up running her own political campaign. But she did — her very first. And she won. Thanks to her victory this past April, Haasl now represents District 5 on the Dane County Board of Supervisors. Haasl is a junior majoring in community and environmental sociology (CES) and political science, and she’s earning a certificate in women’s studies. Her interests in environmental and social activism, which she nurtured throughout high school, drove her to her first CES class. Given her fascination with politics, Haasl chose to pair CES with political science for a double major.
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