As an undergraduate, he interned at the White House under President Obama and worked on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.
After Clinton lost the 2016 election, Neal posted a photo on Instagram of a sign on her desk that said “Never, never, never give up.”
“This is the epitome of public service,” he wrote. “Nothing comes easy, and no one understands that better than Hillary Clinton. I noticed this sitting on her desk today, and the message could not be more apt, or more fitting for the woman whose desk it sits on. She has set the bar for what it means to be a public servant, and it’s time for all of us to take notes, buckle down, and follow suit. That this is what she is reminding herself of daily should give us all hope and inspiration.”