Michelle Dahnke is the only undergraduate among this year’s Gubernatorial Fellows.
Gubernatorial Fellow, Communications-Public Relations
Michelle Dahnke is the only undergraduate among this year’s Gubernatorial Fellows, a program for which only the best students in Florida are chosen.
Florida Gubernatorial Fellows plan a future in public service. Through the program, Michelle is receiving high-level, on-the-job training at the Department of Health’s Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Her focus is obesity prevention. “I am especially interested in exploring how to engage youth to eat healthier and to increase their physical activity.”
Michelle is no stranger to accomplishment. She is a member of Florida State’s Garnet and Gold Key Leadership Honorary, both the Phi Sigma Theta and Phi Eta Sigma honor societies, and she regularly appears on both the President’s List and the Dean’s List. So, it’s not surprising that the National Dean’s List and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars have recognized her.
Nor is Michelle a stranger to public service. For three months she interned with Florida’s Department of Financial Services, and was a four-term peer leader for FSU’s First Year Experience Program. Currently, she is the Student Government Associations’ senior class president, as well as vice president of the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society and the Mortar Board Senior Honor Society. She is a member of the Student Alumni Association and the student chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association. Through her membership in the Chi Omega sorority, she has received scholarships from both the chapter and the national office in recognition of her commitment to the University.
Community service has taken a great deal of her time. She has served a variety of organizations, meeting a variety of needs, but the majority of her efforts have been for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Michelle, however, is making no wishes for her own future. She is making it a reality. Upon graduation, she will work toward a master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communication. Following that, she will work toward a career in Political Communication and Law.