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Political Science

2018 Dayton2DC Cohort

2018 CohortJunior, Political Science major, Sociology minor

Darius is a junior from Dayton, Ohio, expected to graduate in 2019 with a bachelor’s in political science. He is a Dayton Civic Scholar and will begin interning with the city of Dayton in the Department of Planning and Community Development this summer. From the Dayton2DC trip, Darius hopes to gain insight and suggestions for attending law school.

2018 CohortJunior, Human Rights Studies major,
Political Science minor

I am from Omaha, Nebraska and my major is Human Rights Studies with a minor in Political Science. I plan to graduate in May of 2019. I have worked on staff for leadership workshops, lead retreats, and I am going to El Salvador in the beginning of January to study the current situation in the post-war country. With this trip to D.C., I am looking for a clearer view of politics all together. I want to find out if my interests in getting an internship or even a job are really what I would like to do and this trip seems like the perfect opportunity for that.

2018 CohortJunior, Adolescent to Young Adult Education
and History majors, Economics minor

I am a junior Education and History major from Chicago. I am currently writing an honors thesis dealing with education policy and other education issues such as school choice vouchers, common core, and charter schools. I also was the Vice President of Alpha Phi Omega, which is a service fraternity. Service has been a big part of my life, and I wish to continue a life dedicated to service as a public servant. Studying abroad in Ireland last summer allowed me to have a new perspective on the world, which I hope to continue to evolve in D.C. as an intern. I am looking for an internship for this summer dealing with education policy or just education research in general. After I graduate, I am looking into grad school for education policy and a job as an education policy researcher.

2018 CohortJunior, Political Science and Economics majors,
Pre-law minor

I'm currently a junior at UD studying Political Science and Economics with a minor in Pre-Law, and I'm from Hedgesville, West Virginia. I intend to graduate in May of 2019 in hopes of attending law school afterwards to become a family lawyer. During my college experience I've been actively involved in Alpha Kappa Psi as a pledge educator, I work as a student ambassador, and next semester i'll be partaking in the Moral Courage Project. This upcoming spring semester, I'll be interning with a Norwicki and Vonderwell, a local family law firm in downtown Dayton. I'm very eager and looking forward to the Dayton2DC trip, I hope to make more connections to find different internships in Washington for the summer and getting more suggestions about Law School.

2018 CohortSophomore, Political Science major, Pre-Law
and Sustainability Studies minors

I am a current sophomore at the University of Dayton. I am a Political Science major, and a dual Pre-Law and Sustainability minor. I plan on graduating in May of 2020 and attending law school. I am the student government Sergeant at Arms, a captain of the UD Mock Trial Team, and the Chairman of the Issues and Bylaws Committee. I work as a Student Ambassador on campus and have previously worked with the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office. Through Dayton2DC, I hope to find a summer internship in our nation's capital!

2018 CohortJunior, Human Rights Studies major,
Political Science minor

I am a Human Rights Studies major and a Political Science minor. I am expected to graduate in May of 2019. In May of 2018, I am traveling to Malawi to conduct independent human rights research, and in the fall of 2017 I interned for Attorney Bradshaw, who works for the Dayton Public Schools as their legal council. I took the LSAT in February of 2018 and I have tentative plans to attend law school after graduation, pending any job offers that would make it easier to afford law school down the road.

2018 CohortGraduate Student, Law, Master of Public Administration

I will graduate in the Spring of 2018 with my Masters of Public Administration. I am an elected Council member in the City of Franklin and want to expand my knowledge of the legislative system at the federal level.

2018 CohortJunior, Political Science major,
Human Rights Studies minor

I am from Okemos, Michigan. I am a junior Political Science major (Human Rights minor) expecting to graduate May 2019. On UD's Human Rights Week committee, I help bring experts together to discuss important issues. Political Analysis and Philosophy of Human Rights classes increased my interest in public policy. On this trip, I hope to gain realistic insights about public policy careers and graduate school options.

2018 CohortJunior, Political Science major, Philosophy
and Pre-Law minors

I am from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. I am a Political Science major and I expect to graduate by May 2019. In the past, I worked with a party in Puerto Rico during our election year and still maintain contact with them in case they need any more assistance. I also joined the Student Government this past semester and have done several internships that not only help me with my professional ambitions but also my personal ones. I am looking to meet Dayton alumni in the capital and hopefully find an internship opportunity for this coming summer, but I am certain that even if that fails, I will gain some helpful insight from those that work in the infinitely complex world of politics, as well as meet more-than-qualified references for future internship or job opportunities.

2018 CohortJunior, Political Science major

I am from Glen Ellyn, Illinois. At the University of Dayton, I am involved in College Democrats as the Vice President, I have conducted research with the Malawi Research Practicum, and I have previously interned for the Hillary Clinton campaign. I am looking for connections to a future job/internship in foreign affairs and policy.

2018 CohortSophomore, Political Science major

I live in Dayton, Ohio. I am a Political Science major and I expect to graduate May 2020. I have been a SGA student senator, interned for the Federal Court, and learned ways the government functions in my political science classes. I look forward to meeting government leaders.

2018 CohortSenior, Human Rights Studies, Political Science and Sociology majors,  Criminal Justice, Film and
Pre-Law minors

I am graduating from UD in the Spring of 2019 with a BA in Human Rights Studies, Political Science, and Sociology, and minors in Criminal Justice, Film, and Pre-Law. I am from Columbus, OH, and have some experience with lobbying, sustainability and social research, and immigration procedures from my Columbus internships and studies at UD. I am looking to hear from UD alumni, honest input on graduate school, law school, and service options in D.C., post-graduation. I am also looking into the possibility of a short-term internship in D.C. for the summer.

2018 CohortSophomore, Entrepreneurship and Accounting majors

I am from Centerville, Ohio. I expect to graduate from UD in the Spring of 2020 with a double major in Entrepreneurship and Accounting. My involvement on campus includes: Campus Ministry, Intern at the Business Research Group, Entrepreneurship Club, UD Miracle, and the EY Creative Analytics Mini-Courses. I am excited to be a part of Dayton2DC, in the hope of finding an internship and network prior to moving to D.C. this summer through the Honors Program's D.C. Flyers opportunity.

2018 CohortJunior, Political Science major, Marketing minor

I grew up in Loveland, near Cincinnati, Ohio. I am a junior studying Political Science, and am also working towards a minor in Marketing. My expected graduation date is May 2019. This year I worked for Ohio Conservatives for a Change, Political Action Committee. My job responsibilities included going around Dayton, OH, and talking to constituents in support of Jon Husted. My goals from this trip include being introduced to alumni that could help provide internship leads pertaining to the lobbying field. I am also interested in securing a job for after college.

2018 CohortSophomore, Medicinal Pharmaceutical Chemistry major

I'm from Columbus, Ohio. I have a major in Medicinal Pharmaceutical Chemistry and plan to graduate in May 2020. I am looking to learn more about D.C. and potential job or internship positions related to the health field and healthcare policy. I will be interning in D.C. in the summer through the D.C. Flyers program, so Dayton2DC will help me explore internship options.

2018 CohortSophomore, Political Science major

I am from Dayton, OH. I am a Political Science major and plan to graduate in May 2020. I have completed some research projects and possibly plan to publish one. I have had a part time job (unskilled) for 3 and a half years. I plan to see what jobs or internships are available and want to hear what grad school routes the alumni have taken!

2018 CohortSophomore, Political Science major

I am a sophomore Political Science major at the University of Dayton. I plan to graduate in May of 2020. Last summer I interned doing research for the Montgomery County Department of Economic and Community Development. On campus I am involved with Dayton Civic Scholars, Student Government Association, and Dr. Spina and Dr. Burnley’s Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion.

2018 CohortFirst-Year, Communication major, Entrepreneurship minor

I am a Communication major at the University of Dayton, minoring in Entrepreneurship, and I am planning to run my own production company upon my graduation. I expect to graduate in May of 2021. Currently, I work for Flyer Enterprises, the 4th largest student-run business in the country, helping with the development of the digital marketing department.

2018 CohortSenior, Political Science and German majors

I’m from Dayton, Ohio, and am studying Political Science and German. I've studied abroad in Germany and I have interned with an international trade firm on their research team for European Union Trade law. Ultimately, I'm looking for information and connections to help me get a job in the city in an area related to transatlantic international relations or trade.

2018 CohortSophomore, Human Rights Studies and Mathematics majors

I am from Centerville, OH, and I am currently studying Mathematics and Human Rights Studies. I will be serving as a Liaison for the Peers Advocating for Violence Education, and Treasurer for the UNICEF Campus Initiative for the 2018 calendar year. I hope to learn about nonprofits in the D.C. area, and life in the city as I prepare for my summer experience in the D.C. Flyers 2018 cohort.

2018 CohortJunior, Psychology major

I am a junior and I'm from Warren, OH. I plan on graduating in May of 2019. I have done research in anti-sex trafficking and how it affects the U.S. I plan on doing psychological research in the spring about how the media influences juries in the courtroom and how it sways their verdict. I would love to obtain an internship, job, or look at graduate schools while in D.C.


Department of Political Science

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1425