Alison Lashendock ’20 from Newburyport, Massachusetts is a Political Science and Public Policy double major with a minor in English.
Alison is a Resident Assistant for the Office of Residential and First-Year Programs as well as a tour guide and information session presenter for the Office of Admissions. Currently, Alison serves on the Admissions Student Leadership Team. Additionally, she is a research assistant in the Political Science department, where she has collaborated for over two years on the study of modern feminist movements. In the spring semester of 2019, Alison also edited and fact-checked another faculty member’s now published manuscript, Role Theory in the Middle East and North Africa: Politics, Economics and Identity.
In the fall of 2018, Alison studied in Bath, England, where she studied British politics and English literature, with a particular emphasis on how media continues to affect contemporary political and social issues. Alison was first involved with the Eisenhower Institute in the fall of 2017 as a participant in the Inside Politics program. During the summers of 2018 and 2019, Alison interned in Washington D.C with the Federal Bureau Investigation through their Honors Internship Program and will work in their Harrisburg office during the academic year.
Following graduation, Alison plans to continue working for the federal government in the field of national security.