Jeffrey Niesz is a history and political science double major, and he is considering a minor in American studies. Jeffrey is a recipient of the Rutgers Academic Excellence Award, and he is also a Dean’s List student. He currently works with the Rutgers Mathematics Department as an Undergraduate teaching assistant, and he worked with the Graduate School of Education’s Dr. Benjamin Justice last summer as a research assistant. Jeffrey looks forward to bringing his talents to the Lloyd C. Gardner Fellowship Program.In the spring, he will be working with Dr. Benjamin Justice in the Graduate School of Education. They will be studying civic education in American middle schools, with a hope of impacting education policy in a way to promote engaged and active future citizens, a hallmark of any great democracy.