Name: Damien Walz
Hometown: Irving, TX Major: Politics
Notable UD Memories/Achievements: Playing in the Division II nationals championship game for rugby his senior year; attending the consecration of UD’s Irving campus to Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Future Plans: This summer, interning with COR Expeditions in Wyoming as an assistant guide; in September, moving to Washington, D.C., to join a political PR and consulting firm.
The son of Department Chair and Associate Professor of Philosophy Matthew Walz, Ph.D., MBA ’20, Damien Walz, BA ’22, grew up around UD and fell in love with its liberal arts curriculum. The decision to come to UD was a relatively straightforward one, but which major to pursue was not: Walz changed his mind approximately seven times before settling on politics. His favorite class was Politics and the Family, taught by Associate Professor Daniel Burns, Ph.D. “UD taught me how to think in an incredibly adaptive and Christian manner,” said Walz, who served as Student Government president his senior year. “I am able to explore different perspectives, examine cultural issues, and pose realistic questions and solutions.”