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Public Policy Mentorships

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A mentorship in public policy focuses on practical interventions to major societal issues, from economic disparity to educational access to environmental justice. Depending on a student’s focus, these can take on a local, state-level, national, or even global scale. Those curious to explore future political paths in legislation can develop their technical writing and research skills, all while delving into the technical side of writing a policy memo, analyzing the effectiveness of government intervention, or brainstorming new political solutions to unsolved problems.

Public Policy


Article capturing the menstrual health challenges faced by people experiencing homelessness in the US and the possible strategies that organizations and governments may pursue to better support them.

Policy memo on violence against women in the workplace

A comparative analysis of India and China's respective responses to COVID-19 and the resulting economic impact

Policy brief exploring the relationship between ozone and asthma in Illinois

Academic review paper of the science behind chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which covered the history of the disease, animal models in CTE testing, modern CTE pathology, diagnosis and treatment

Policy memo for congressional representative that supports implementing Stepping Up, an initiative to reduce the number of mentally ill people in jails, within Richmond County

A policy recommendation targeting Egyptian universities to increase gender parity, based on research of Egyptian women’s experience of sexual violence, workplace harassment and discrimination and the nation’s growing #MeToo movement

Original advocacy proposal that reimagines campus food banks to address rising food insecurity in university settings

Policy memo for a US Congressperson based on cutting-edge environmental science research that addresses key environmental needs of their district, including natural disasters, transportation and food supply

Original website sharing historical, political and economical information on the global refugee crisis with resources encouraging advocacy