I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve as a Vinson Fellow during my last semester at the University of Georgia. The Carl Vinson Institute of Government has the unique privilege and responsibility of supporting governments in Georgia and beyond through policy research and public service, and I am proud to be a part of that.
I cannot express enough how thankful I am to be part of such an incredible opportunity. I have been itching to get involved at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government since I first heard about its goals and values as a first-year student.
I am a fourth-year Foundation Fellow majoring in International Affairs, with a double minor in French and Korean. Throughout my college career, I have focused on security studies.
My research project with Dr. Russ Cook this semester began with a challenge—having to change the nature of my research project. I had planned to explore the elements of Georgia’s plan to meet federal Every Student Succeeds Act educational standards. ESSA promulgates federal education standards and replaces No Child Left Behind requirements.