Recently, the Carl Vinson Institute of Government joined a pilot cybersecurity program called CyberArch to help Georgia communities address online security concerns. CyberArch is the university's first step into both researching local security concerns and evaluating the best way it can implement solutions.
As an economics student interested in research, the Vinson Fellowship gives me the opportunity and resources to explore topics that I am curious about.
I am an Athens native—my parents both graduated from the University of Georgia, I was born here, and I have lived my entire life in and around the Classic City. I am currently a first-year student with intended majors in economics and philosophy. Following graduation, I hope to attend law school to specialize in civil and human rights, litigating for the indigent and underrepresented. I am drawn towards socioeconomic barriers that affect the underclass and disadvantaged, so the advancement of our public education system, as an avenue for reducing social inequity, is very important to me.
Stepping into the Renaissance Strategic Visioning and Planning studio at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government feels a lot like walking into an artisanal workshop. This carefully crafted environment of drafting tables and drawing tools is where faculty member Danny Bivins and a team of faculty, staff and trained students work on downtown redevelopment and planning for communities in Georgia.