Gates Cambridge scholar Emily Jordan stands for election as a Democrat delegate.
Gates Cambridge scholar Emily Jordan is taking part in her own US election in May and is hoping to win the chance to be a delegate at the Democrats’ national convention later this year.
Emily,  who is doing a PhD in Experimental Psychology, is taking part in the US Democratic primary taking place in Cambridge on 1st May. The election will select delegates to go to the national convention in the US where the presidential candidate is chosen.
The Democratic party elects 11 delegates who are living abroad to represent Americans abroad at the convention, alongside delegates from each state in the US.
Emily says: “I would be honoured and excited if I were elected to attend. I look forward to bringing my perspective on education and scientific research to the convention, and to representing the interests of American Democrats living and working abroad. I am a huge Obama supporter, and while I am not in the US to campaign on the ground like I did in 2008, being a delegate is a great way to contribute to the process.”
She urges scholars from the US to get involved in the elections, whatever their political affiliation.
All American scholars are eligible to vote in the primary if they register here. You can register on the day of the election and vote in Cambridge (but, be warned, you may face a queue) or ahead of time online. There are also several other polls located around the UK and Europe.