Nicholas Collins is the Senior Associate at the USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future. He serves as the executive assistant and scheduler for the CPF Directors. He is also primarily responsible for handling CPF purchases, expense reports, budget reconciliations, donor database management, and office maintenance.
Nicholas graduated from USC in 2021 with degrees in Political Science and Psychology. While attending USC, Nicholas was a stage manager with Trojan Events Services. In this role, he led the technical operations and communications for events at Bovard Auditorium and several smaller venues. He was also an executive board member for the Transfer Student Community - today the Transfer Student Assembly.
Nicholas was also active at CPF when he was a student. He remains thankful for the internships they helped him obtain, as well as insightful conversations he was able to attend. He particularly remembers attending the Fall 2020 Presidential debate viewings at the Annenberg Media Center and the astute observations of the hosts. He has interned for several figures in California, including Gavin Newsom’s campaign for Governor, at the Los Area Chamber of Commerce, and most recently in the Los Angeles office of Representative Karen Bass.
Nicholas was born and raised in the suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota, but much prefers the weather of Southern California. In his free time he enjoys visiting national parks, listening to podcasts, and anything related to basketball. He is interested in voting rights, polling research, and global affairs.