After Mac: Truman-Albright Fellow
I was a first-year student when my advisor suggested I consider applying for the Truman Scholarship in my junior year. Two years later I researched it, applied and was selected for this great opportunity.
Between my junior and senior year, I participated in the Truman Summer Institute, which included an eight-week internship with a federal agency and weekly seminars with leading policymakers. This year, as a Truman-Albright Fellow, I have been working as a social science research analyst within the Department of Health and Human Services, analyzing the effectiveness of welfare programs for low-income children. After another year in DC, I plan to apply for law school and a master's in public policy.
My Macalester education helped me develop the skill set and opportunities to become involved in my own community, and to channel my passions and academics to prepare for competitive national scholarships.