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Learn more our current Vinson Fellows below.

Vinson Fellows 

Ayah Abdelwahab is a second-year CURO Honors Scholar pursuing degrees in international affairs and economics, with a minor in Arabic. She is co-president of Amnesty International’s UGA Chapter, a Spencer Frye Fellow and a Public Service and Outreach Student Scholar. She also serves as an ambassador for both the School of Public and International Affairs and the Office of the Dean of Students.


Ayah is working with Mara Shaw in  Governmental Training, Education, and Development.

Matthew is a second-year Honors Program student double-majoring in history and political science. He serves as the second assistant of the Phi Kappa Literary Society, a research assistant with the UGA School of Law and a Richard B. Russell Security Leadership Fellow at the UGA Center for International Trade and Security.


Matthew is working with Ted Baggett in Strategic Operations and Planning Assistance.

Zainub Ali is a first-year CURO Honors Scholar studying international affairs and economics. She is a member of the Phi Kappa Literary Society and Connect, a first-year program within the Student Government Association. She eventually hopes to pursue immigration or human rights law in the Global South with the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.


Zainub is working with Rusty Brooks in International Center.