My project as a Vinson Fellow this semester involved exploring ways to best include local communities and governments in international development projects. I wanted my research with the Institute to explore solutions for all types of development projects, and not one specific area.
As a Vinson Fellow this semester, I’ve had the opportunity to learn more about the many facets of creating and implementing public policy. My interests lie in the intersection of education and health, and I feel fortunate to have found a topic that fits perfectly into this overlap.
Since hearing about the Carl Vinson Institute of Government last year through my involvement with the Roosevelt Policy Scholars Program, I have had a deep respect for the wide variety of work done at the Institute. It is truly an honor to have the opportunity to learn from such leaders in public service. Through the program, I hope to gain hands-on experience in local government while also making an impact on the community.
I am excited to have the privilege of being a Vinson Fellow this fall. I plan to use this invaluable opportunity to gain insight into the inner workings of international partnerships and local government development.