In this photo taken Sept. 26, 2015, Rebecca Schieber, assistant to Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, speaks during an interview in Iowa City, Iowa. Schieber has landed in a rare position on the presidential campaign trail, working as a “body woman.” The job isn’t to provide to security, as the name implies, but rather to act as more of a personal assistant, adviser and sidekick. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
By CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Presidential candidates typically hire a right-hand man to handle everything from their lunch orders to pens for autographs.
In the case of Carly Fiorina, her “body man” is actually a “body woman.” She’s 22-year-old Rebecca Schieber, a recent graduate of Northwestern University who has this to say about her six months on the campaign: “I don’t think the books I read in college at all prepared me for this experience.”
Schieber says she relies on the social skills she learned from her mom who teaches etiquette classes. She says that poise helps her when she has to cut off a meeting or talk over people who are older or more experienced. Fiorina says she hopes Schieber is an inspiration to other young women.
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