Two young people affiliated with are serving as delegates to the Democratic National Convention, which began in Charlotte, NC, on Tuesday and runs until Sept. 6.
Caitlyn Leiter-Mason, a native of Fredrick, Md., is junior political science major. Alumnus Mitch Case, from Ellicott City, graduated in 2011 with a degree in media and communications studies.
Case and Leiter-Mason created a blog, A Tale of Two Delegates, for their experiences at the convention.
Leiter-Mason is president of UMBC College Democrats, and Case is past president of the organization, according to the university. Case is social media coordinator at the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts.
The blog allows visitors to share glimpses of convention activity, including spotting political leaders. On Tuesday, Leiter-Mason posted an image of her with Rep. Steney Hoyer, and also "an adorable picture of [Gov.] Martin O'Malley."
Case posted an image of himself with Howard County Executive Ken Ulman.
Aside from rubbing elbows with political celebrities, Case and Leiter-Mason are writing about their experiences and answering questions posed by visitors.