In September 2017, my sophomore year at Davidson College, I declared a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science after a year of deliberation. The potential degrees I first considered, such as computer science, have seemingly no relation to this final choice. However, after I talked with several faculty members of the Davidson Political Science Department and even more students, I realized that Political Science combines nearly all my passions and places a special emphasis on my primary interest, civil discourse.
Studying political science engages my curiosity in the field of Communication through the analysis of the effectiveness of public speaking. The field typically acknowledges the power of communication on world events. I can also further my passions of Computer Science and Mathematics by using statistics and statistics languages to help prove political science theories.
This summer I am a participant in the competitive Davidson in Washington program, an internship and seminar program in Washington DC. I will be working as the Press Intern in the Office of Congresswoman Alma Adams and taking a seminar program on Partisanship and Polarization in American Politics.