College of Arts & Sciences

Political Science Department

Student Spotlight

 Stacey Terlik 

 Stacey Terlik accepted a position through JVC as the City Seeds Program Coordinator at St. Patrick's Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

 Robert Abernethy

Robert Abernethy has spent the last year as a research intern in State Representative John J. Taylor's office in Northeast Philadelphia,where he developed a white paper outlining a legislative agenda that deals with the rising challenge of prescription drug abuse.  He will be working with both Congressman Patrick Meehan and State Representative Daniel Truitt on their re-election campaigns this summer.  Robert will also be taking the LSATs in the fall and plans on enrolling in law school in the spring.  

 Rachel Sellers

 Rachel Sellers has accepted admission to Temple University Beasley School of Law for the Fall of 2014.

  Emily Sheehan

Emily Sheehan accepted a position with Sen. Casey as a Constituent Advocate!  Ms. Sheehan originally interned for Sen. Casey during the summer of 2013, and is now a member of his Harrisburg office, where she will be assisting constituents with Social Security and ACA services.

 Kevin Black

 Kevin Black is a rising senior preparing to study this fall at Charles University in Prague (founded in 1348), one of the first SJU students to attend this new program in which students from all over Europe and prestigious American Universities study together (in English) at one of Europe's oldest institutions of higher learning.  During the summers, Kevin has interned at the Smith Richardson Foundation in Westport, CT, researching both U.S. education and international terrorism policy, and back at SJU, he has written opinion pieces for The Hawk on both U.S. social policy and international issues. For courses and as a faculty assistant, Kevin has performed research on developments in Eastern Europe and Eurasia, with a focus on the recent turmoil in the Ukraine and the unrest in the North Caucasus region in Russia. He has also studied the importance of the rule of law and property rights in relation to the Arab Spring. Kevin intends to spend his spring senior semester away from SJU, too, and is now deciding between the European Union Internship program in Leuven, Belgium or the Washington Center.

 Anna Ryan

Anna Ryan has accepted a position through JVC as the After-School Program Coordinator at Casserly House, a small neighborhood organization in the Roslindale neighborhood of Boston, MA.  The Casserly House provides educational services for the large immigrant population in the area.

Magdalena Jagla

 Magdalena Jagla has received a scholarship to attend the PLEN "Women and Policy in the Global  Community" seminar May 19-23, 2014 in Washington, DC, where she "will learn about international policy from women whose work impacts the entire world."  Topics include humanitarian issues, citizens' rights, international security, and international development, with trips to the State Department and the Council on Foreign Relations. 

Matt Atwell

Matt Atwell is a rising senior participating in the 2014 Summer Scholars program, an honor which gives selected students the opportunity to conduct research with a faculty mentor.  (For Matt, this professor is Dr. Becki Scola.)  His work is focused on the current partisan gridlock in the United States and understanding why the U.S. is experiencing extreme party polarization now.  Starting in the fall, Matt will continue this project as part of his coursework and ultimately complete a Departmental Honors thesis on this topic.  As a junior, Matt studied abroad in Leuven, Belgium, where he interned at the European Union for a Romanian Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Marian-Jean Marinescu.  He has also participated in several service trips at SJU, including the Appalachian Experience and Collegiate Challenge.