The political science major took a cue from her Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies concentration and her Chinese minor for her thesis on China’s Arab Spring intervention policies.
The political science major used Arizona and Virginia as case studies for Medicaid expansion in her thesis and explored interest group coalition composition and lobbying strategy as potential approaches to overcoming organized opposition to policy implementation.
After sitting in on sessions of Veteran’s Court during a summer internship, the political science major wanted to explore “specialty courts” further in her senior thesis.
“Shit Talk: Culture, Open Defecation, & Development in Rural India” explored the political science major’s interest in poverty and development in her home country through the issue of open defecation.
A course taken during her sophomore year inspired the political science major and Mandarin Chinese minor for her thesis on “Farm Fresh Foods: A Policy Analysis of Local Food Programs.”