Peter Henninger is currently a student of Stony Brook University on Long Island, New York. He is a political science major with a specialization in American Government, Law and Public Policy. In addition to serving as the Long Island Regional Chairman of the College Democrats of New York, Peter is the Treasurer for the Stony Brook College Democrats. Peter understands the importance of youth participation in politics and hopes to spread awareness of important issues to his peers and excite young voters. His political role models are President Barack Obama, Senator Bobby Kennedy and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. He has also been influenced by his mother, who has taught him from a very early age, the importance of getting involved in local politics. Peter is also politically engaged outside of the classroom. He sits on the board of the Kings Park Civic Association and is also currently a lead intern at the Long Island regional office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Peter spends some of his free time watching sports, reading books and listening to podcasts. Peter hopes to attend law school upon completion of his undergraduate work and to eventually pursue a career in politics.