2018-2019 Fellows

John Milligan Gardner Picture fc4c9John M Milligan is a student in the School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program, majoring in political science with a double-minor in geography and environmental policy, institutions and behavior (EPIB). For the past two summers John has served as a program assistant for the Rutgers Mandela Washington Fellowship, Civic Leadership Institute. In this role he worked directly under the institute’s academic director, Dr. Ronald Quincy, assisting in the planning and coordination of academic and professional programming as part of a fellowship overseen by the U.S. Department of State. As an Aresty research assistant, John worked with Dr. Pamela McElwee of the Department of Human Ecology on her research in representing climate vulnerability in Vietnam. In January 2018, John traveled with a cohort of Honors College/Program students to South Africa and Swaziland, spending time in Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban to study the lingering effects of Apartheid. John is the treasurer of Students for Environmental Awareness (SEA) where he is involved in organizing film screenings, clean-ups, and club activities. Following his undergraduate studies, John is interested in pursuing graduate school and civil service work. In his free time he enjoys reading and encouraging others to read, tweeting too much, playing Zoo Tycoon, and re-watching Parks and Recreation.