Jessica Brand is a student in the School of Arts and Sciences Honors program. She is pursuing a major in American studies, as well as minors in political science, critical sexuality and French and a certificate through the Institute for Women's Leadership's Leadership Scholars Program. She has taken part in the Rising Leaders Institute, the Darien Learning Community for Citizenship and Civic Engagement, and was an intern at the Eagleton Institute of Politics; in addition she is a proud member of Delta Gamma Fraternity and of Douglass Residential College’s Human Rights House. Jessica has sung in the Voorhees choir, held various other leadership positions on campus, and has worked for the past two summers as a camp counselor at Summer Institute for the Gifted. This past spring, Jessica had the amazing opportunity to study Trans-Atlantic Relations and Euro-American affairs at Sciences Po Paris- Campus Euro-Américain de Reims, in Reims, France and travel all around Europe. Jessica is a proud recipient of the Academic Excellence Award at Rutgers and is excited for the opportunity to participate in the Gardner Fellowship Program for Leadership and Social Policy. In the spring, she will be working with Leslie Fishbein from the American Studies Department on the topic of reproductive rights and the implications they have on democracy, in the sense of freedom and self-determination.