Nicole Garay is Marketing Manager at the Independent Institute. She received a B.A. in Politics from the University of San Francisco, where her community leadership was recognized with the universitys Public Service Award. In college, Ms. Garay served as a committee member of the San Francisco Republican Party for four years where she was elected as 1st Vice Chair and State Delegate. She is the recipient of an award from the Republican Jewish Coalition. In her free time, she manages her dog Scoobys social media presence and his paw-litical campaign where he advocates for freedom of bark, limited government, and less baths.