“My four years at MMC not only prepared me for my career, it prepared me for life outside of my career. The Division of Humanities and Social Sciences may be a minority department, but my professors have given me the knowledge and ability to hold my own in a world where my colleagues, bosses, and competition are Ivy League graduates.”
Raghib received his bachelor’s in International Studies from Marymount Manhattan College in 2013. He began his Capitol Hill career immediately following graduation from MMC, interning for Congresswoman Elizabeth H. Esty (CT-05) and running for local office in his hometown of Bethel, CT. On November 5, 2013 Raghib was elected to the Inland Wetlands Committee of Bethel, CT where he worked to protect the local environment.
In August of 2014, Raghib moved to Washington, D.C., and began interning for Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02). In November of 2014, Raghib was hired as a full time staffer for Congresswoman Alma S. Adams. His responsibilities included conducting research on environmental, energy, and LGBT related legislation, overseeing correspondence, and coordinating office operations.
Raghib currently services the city of Bethel, Connecticut as Vice Chairman of the Democratic party, recently celebrating a major win that he helped lead with grassroots efforts. He is also spearheading a legislative campaign to ban fracking waste in his town.
“I cherish my time at MMC. The smaller classrooms compelled me to engage in discussion and allowed me to have a real relationship with my professors. I wasn’t just a number. Without my liberal arts education I would never have been able to pivot on different issues at work or feel confident to network in a room full of people discussing various issues. Classes such as Natural Disasters, 20th Century Middle East, Latin American History, German Expressionism, and even Harry Potter and Philosophy have all provided me with different research methods, knowledge, and insight in navigating work and people.”
Class Year and Major
Class of 2013, Major in International Studies