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  • Student explores charter school impact for Vinson Fellows project

    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.

  • Beyond the Classroom: Bringing new vibrancy to Georgia cities

    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.

  • Healthcare in refugee camps topic of Vinson Fellow's research project

    I am a third-year Honors student studying international affairs and Arabic, and my research interests involve healthcare access in refugee camps. My interests are focused broadly on refugee health in camps, including the prevalence of mental illness among refugee populations.