College of Arts & Sciences Political Science

Student Testimonials

Teresa Johnson
"USD offers everyone a way to stay busy through involvement."


Teresa Johnson – Sioux Falls, SD
Majors:  Political Science, Contemporary Media & Journalism

I chose USD because it was close to my hometown and family, which are very important to me. I was awarded the Mickelson Scholarship, which also influenced my decision.

I was inspired by my high school drama teacher who saw my potential and encouraged me to pursue a career in public speaking in the media.  I attended Girls' State that USD offers and the campaigning and content was so enjoyable for me that I decided to pursue political science as my major.

My favorite part about USD is that it offers everyone a way to stay busy through involvement.  In addition to my studies, I was involved with the Political Science League, Coyote News, The Volante Honors Society, International Studies and Study Abroad.  I also had the opportunity to do an internship for Chairman Drake Olson at the Minnehaha County GOP.

My post-graduation plans are to move to Nashville, Tennessee and pursue a career in media and event planning.