Raquelle Contreras is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Maryland. With an associate’s degree from the Community College of Baltimore County, she still plans to pursue her B.A. in government and politics and M.P.P. from the University of Maryland. Her commitment to good government issues began with her internship at Common Cause Maryland in the summer of 2014 where she was introduced to how influential dark money can be in campaigns. One year later, she continues to do policy research and plan events with the Executive Director. She specializes in campaign finance and redistrict reform. In addition to her work at the local Common Cause chapter, Raquelle has had experience with leading student organizations such as student government and national honor societies. Her internships with the local and state government have also prepared her for the world of policy. She plans on continuing to fight for policy that holds the government accountable and for cleaner, fairer elections.