Gabriel Landry, class of 2010, graduated from the University of North Florida in 2000 and then moved to Olympia, WA with the hope of starting a career in political campaigning. After realizing the need for additional education, he decided to pursue his MA in American Politics. While completing his MA degree, Gabe served as a Teaching Assistant and assisted with the establishment of the ASU Survey Center. Gabe pursued two distinct paths with his research as a graduate student. The first examined political polarization at the state level and the second examined the impact of moral-value appeals on authoritarians. After graduation, Gabe took a position with a statewide political campaign in Florida.