This Speechwriter's Place is in the House

Mikayla Hall
Mikayla Hall

Mikayla Hall’s introduction to politics was memorable. Voting in her first presidential election, she realized too late that she’d miscast her vote. “I was distraught,” recalls Hall (BA, Communication, Political Science, 2011). Fortunately it was a mock election in her kindergarten class.

“When I graduated from UW, my career goal was to write a speech that would be delivered at a national event,” says Mikayla Hall. “I didn’t anticipate that I would meet that goal with my first job out of college."

Hall has come a long way since then. As a speechwriter for the House Republican Conference, Hall drafts speeches and other materials for Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) and collaborates on projects for other...

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