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Sunny Gaughen
Sunny GaughenDeputy Executive Director
A long-time resident of South Dakota, Sunny got her interest in politics while in high school, where she participated in mock legislature and YELL events and served as a Senate Page in the South Dakota State Legislature in 2014. At Vassar, she worked in the Drama Department Costume Shop, designing and sewing costume pieces for department productions, as well as working on student productions. She also worked as a resident assistant and served as the president of a student dance organization. In her free time, you can find Sunny watching hockey, weaving, or re-cataloguing her personal library.

Before becoming Deputy Executive Director, Sunny started with SDDP as West River Field Organizer in Rapid City. Sunny graduated from Vassar College in May of 2018 with Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Russian Studies. While at Vassar, she studied abroad in St. Petersburg, Russia and Prague, Czech Republic. She also served two years on Vassar’s Student Gift Committee and 2018 Class Council.