Written by Karen Bystrom, Arts and Sciences
Two Seattle University students have been awarded the Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship and will participate in an intensive seven-week Junior Summer Institute.
Anab Nur (right) is a junior majoring in Public Affairs in the College of Arts & Sciences.
“I am honored to have received this opportunity to study at Carnegie Mellon this summer for the PPIA program,” said Ms. Nur. “I am interested in pursuing a career in Education Policy, and this fellowship will help me prepare for graduate school and strengthen my skills in the field of Public Policy. My vision is to one day work, in policy or elsewhere, to advocate for schools to use anti-racist pedagogy and culturally responsive teaching practices to provide all youth with transformative educational experiences.”
She is also a Student Campus Minister for Campus Ministry, the President of the SU Muslim Students Association, Vice-President of the African Students Association, and Program Coordinator for the Gender Justice Center.
The PPIA Fellowship Program helps students achieve a Master’s or joint degree, typically in public policy, public administration, international affairs or a related field, starting with intensive study in a seven-week Junior Summer Institute (JSI). Each year, PPIA seeks out high-potential undergraduate students from universities across the country to participate in an intensive seven-week Junior Summer Institute (JSI) before their senior year. During their program, fellows are equipped with the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in graduate school and ultimately, in influential roles serving the public good.
Following the completion of JSI, the students join an alumni network of nearly 4,000 leaders. In addition to the mentoring and career development provided by this network, the students have the opportunity to receive financial support for their graduate school education if they attend one of the programs in the PPIA Graduate School Consortium.
(The second student preferred we not include them in this story.)