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Congratulations to nine of our Political Scince/International student Marshals representing all over the College of the Liberal Arts

ASIAN STUDIES Benjamin Black is the son of Brian and Christina Black of Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. A Paterno Fellow and Schreyer Honors Scholar, he is graduating with B.A. degrees in Asian Studies and International Politics, a Master of International Affairs degree, and minors in History and Chinese Language. Black studied abroad and completed research in China, interned with the US-ASEAN Business Council in Washington, and received a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship. He was a research assistant in the political science department and served as president of both the International Affairs and Debate Association and the Essence of Joy choir. Black has received a full-tuition scholarship to attend Brooklyn Law School’s accelerated two-year J.D. program beginning in May.

COMMUNICATION ARTS AND SCIENCES Erica Reeves is the daughter of Craig and Lisa Reeves of Montrose, Pennsylvania. A Paterno Fellow and Schreyer Honors Scholar, she is graduating with B.A. degrees in Communication Arts and Sciences and Political Science with a minor in Business and the Liberal Arts. Reeves studied abroad in Florence, Italy, and completed a Social Justice Fellowship with Georgetown Law. She served as the community service chair for the Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity and as the alumni chair for the Phi Sigma Pi Honors Fraternity. After graduation, Reeves plans to attend law school.

ECONOMICS Jacob Foose is the son of Michael and Susan Foose of Altoona, Pennsylvania. A Paterno Fellow and Schreyer Honors Scholar, he is graduating with a B.S. degree in Economics and a B.A. degree in Political Science. Foose studied abroad in Maastricht, The Netherlands, and interned with Healthy Democracy as a Nevins Fellow. He was also a Schreyer Honors College orientation team leader and served as team captain and attorney for Penn State Mock Trial. Foose is currently interviewing for jobs in the economics field and plans to pursue graduate work in public policy within the next few years.

ENGLISH Caitlyn Edgell is the daughter of John and Penne Edgell of Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. A Paterno Fellow and Schreyer Honors Scholar, she is graduating with B.A. degrees in English, Political Science, and History. Edgell received several awards at Penn State, including the President’s Freshman Award and the President’s Sparks Award. She helped create the Penn State chapter of the Sideline Cancer Club and served as the logistics project manager for the Griffith Family Foundation. She also volunteered with Penn State Dance Marathon and tutored a local exchange student. After graduation, Edgell plans to attend Penn State Law and hopes to pursue a career in public interest law.

GLOBAL AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES Johnna Purcell is the daughter of Jack and Annamarie Purcell of Farmington, Pennsylvania. A Paterno Fellow and Schreyer Honors Scholar, she is graduating with B.A. degrees in Global and International Studies and Political Science with a minor in Women’s Studies. She was a justice on the University Park Undergraduate Association Judicial Board and president of Penn State Students for Hillary Clinton. She also interned with the Democratic National Committee and the Office of Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. Next year, Purcell will attend Cornell Law School.

HISTORY Stephanie Springer is the daughter of Denise and Eric Springer of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A Paterno Fellow and Schreyer Honors Scholar, she is graduating with B.A. degrees in History and Political Science and minors in French and Middle East Studies. Springer studied abroad at St. Catherine’s College at the University of Oxford and in Aix-en-Provence, France. She also held internships with the Frick Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, and City of Asylum. After graduation, Springer will teach English to French students as part of a program through the French Embassy in the United States. To learn more about Springer, click here.

INTERNATIONAL POLITICS Alice Greider is the daughter of Penny and Doug Greider of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. A Paterno Fellow and Schreyer Honors Scholar, she is graduating with B.A. degrees in International Politics and Global and International Studies, a Master of International Affairs degree, and minors in French and History. Greider completed internships with the European Parliament and the Migration Policy Institute and served as the president and founder of the Penn State United Nations Advocates organization. She also served as Secretary General for the Pennsylvania High School United Nations Conference. After graduation, Greider will serve in the Peace Corps as a community youth worker in Ukraine.

POLITICAL SCIENCE Ethan Paul is the son of Todd and Danielle Paul of Hanover, Pennsylvania. A Paterno Fellow and Schreyer Honors Scholar, he is graduating with a B.A. degree in Political Science and a minor in Economics. He was a Nevins Fellow, president of the Pi Sigma Alpha political science honors society, and the political department editor and executive board member of The Underground. Paul studied abroad in China and held several internships in Washington, D.C., and with the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. Next year, Paul will attend the Yenching Academy at Peking University to pursue a master’s degree in China Studies.

WOMEN’S, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY STUDIES Isabella Teti is the daughter of Laureen and Douglas Teti of Pine Grove Mills, Pennsylvania. A Paterno Fellow and Schreyer Honors Scholar, she is graduating with B.A. degrees in Women’s Studies and Political Science. She completed the Social Justice Fellowship in Washington, D.C., and worked as an advocacy corps organizer for the Friends Committee on National Legislation. She was a research assistant for three different faculty members and is a member of the Presidential Leadership Academy. After graduation, Teti will be a campus organizer with the U.S. Public Interest Research Group at the University of Maryland, College Park. To learn more about Teti, click here.

 

 

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