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Jazmin Vargas graduated from Barnard College in 2016 with a degree in Political Science. She is currently a Running Start Star Fellow in Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty's office. Star Fellows intern for a female member of Congress and receive political training and mentorship. The views expressed here are her own.
(CNN)Before the 2016 Election, I was excited at the prospect of Hillary Clinton making history as our first woman President. She wasn't my first pick, initially, but I supported her in the primaries, and by the time the general election came along, I was fully behind her candidacy. When the election went the other way, I was deflated. Instead of excitement about women breaking another barrier, I felt disillusioned.