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Undergraduate Marshall Fellows Program

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Building on the natural interest of promising undergraduates in public leadership, the John Marshall Project selects ten to twenty fellows to participate in special seminars and undergraduate reading groups supervised by faculty with the assistance of the John Marshall Post-Doctoral Fellow. Undergraduate Fellows have the opportunity to meet with guest speakers over lunch and in other smaller venues; and are eligible for summer research and study stipends as well as partially funded attendance at conferences where relevant.

In addition, the John Marshall Project awards two $500 prizes annually for outstanding undergraduate papers on themes related to the principles of constitutional government and public leadership.

Instructions for applying to the fellowship will be made available at a later date.

2016-2017 Undergraduate Fellows

Mackenzie Arnold (Class of 2017) is a Presidential Scholar and member of the Political Science Honors Program. As a senior, Mackenzie is completing his thesis on the place of intellectual disability within political theory with a particular focus on its relationship to contractrarian citizenship. Mackenzie is currently applying for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grant to teach English in Spain and hopes to pursue legal and policy work related to disability and education.

Juliana Butron (2017) is from Brooklyn, NY, and recently graduated from Boston College with a BA in Political Science. She is staying at BC to complete her MA in American Politics, and will be applying to PhD programs in the fall.

Catherine Cole (Class of 2017) is double-majoring in Political Science and Islamic Civilizations & Societies with a minor in music. She hopes to work in public policy after graduation

Catherine Daniels (Class of 2017) is the oldest of six children, a Maryland native and a senior at Boston College, where she studies English and Political Science. Katie plans to pursue a career in journalism after graduation, and has worked for Boston College Magazine, Commonweal, and National Public Radio.

Adrianna Diradorian (Class of 2017) is majoring in Political Science and minoring in American Studies. After graduation, she plans to work in marketing at Uber in San Francisco.

Maxwell Grechko (Class of 2018) studies Political Science, Hispanic Studies, and Biology. His interests include Health Policy as well as US Grand Strategy. He hopes to pursue policy research upon graduation and has an interest in potential further graduate work.

Jack Hammond (Class of 2019) is majoring in Economics, but with a deep interest in Political Science and the intersection between the two fields. He would like to work in consulting or product management after graduation. 

Thomas Hanley (Class of 2017) is majoring in Political Science with a minor in International Studies. He is currently working on a Honors Thesis with Professor Jonathan Laurence examining the relationship between the inclusion of far right political parties into European parliamentary systems and domestic hate violence, looking specifically at Denmark and Sweden. After spending the 2016 summer interning with the United States Department of State in Brussels, Belgium, Thomas plans to have a future career centered on transatlantic relations.

Robert Harding (Class of 2017)

Yi Peng (Andy) Liu (Class of 2017) is a Political Science and Philosophy double-major who plans to go into winemaking for a few years before going on to pursue graduate study in interdisciplinary humanities

Meredith McCaffrey (Class of 2017) is a Political Science major and a member of the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program. She serves as Executive Vice President of the Undergraduate Government of Boston College (UGBC), and is also active in BC Mock Trial. She plans to attend law school next year.

Jack Massih (Class of 2017) is double-majoring in Political Science and Economics. He has worked as an intern at the Caesar Rodney Institute and the Delaware Office of the State Bank Commissioner. After graduation he will be working as an analyst at Cornerstone Research.

Rebecca Moretti (Class of 2017) is from Los Angeles, California and is majoring in Political Science at Boston College. She is the President of Eagles for Israel at Boston College and an Opinions columnist for The Heights newspaper. She was raised in Rome, speaks five languages, and loves to travel. 

Samuel Phillips (Class of 2017)

Conor Powers (Class of 2018) plans to attend law school, after which hopes to work on foreign policy issues in Washington, D.C.

Justin Prindle (Class of 2017)

Tristan Pulver (Class of 2019)

Matthew Vernace (Class of 2017) is a senior in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, studying Political Science and Hispanic Studies. He plans on entering the field of immigration law, advocating for Spanish-speaking migrants.

Sylvia Waghorne (Class of 2017) is pursuing a double-major in Political Science and English. In addition to being a John Marshall fellow, Sylvia is a member of the department's honors program and is an Undergraduate Research Assistant at the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life on campus.