2019 - 2020 Fellows

Grace AltGrace Alt is an Honors College student double majoring in French Cultural Studies and Political Science in the School of Arts and Sciences. Her initial interest in policy came about through her involvement in high school with the Educational Theatre Association, of which she was the Chair of their national student leader board for two years. She has been an active advocate for arts education since 2015 when she attended the National Arts Action Summit for the first time and has since been pictured and quoted for her work in publications such as the New York Times.  Since coming to Rutgers, Grace has been a part of Baker’s Dozen, a selective seminar where she wrote a 30-page group report on the midterm elections, an Aresty Research Assistant, of which she produced hundreds of hours of data with her team to further a multi-national initiative pinpointing problems with our modern political system, and an intern for Congressman Brendan Boyle, to facilitate casework, research, correspondence, and community events for the 2nd District of Pennsylvania. Outside of her political involvement, Grace is a Student Manager at Starbucks on Livingston campus, is the Music Director of the collegiate a cappella group Deep Treble and is the Secretary for the Honors College Alumni and Employer Engagement Board. Up next, Grace plans to take her studies abroad in Spring 2020 to Sciences Po, Paris, also known as The Paris Political Science Institute. After graduating from Rutgers, she hopes to accomplish one of the following goals: earn a dual-master’s degree in International Finance and Law from Sciences Po, Paris, and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, enter the Peace Corps to work in a West-African nation, or pursue a Fulbright to teach in a French-speaking nation. Grace hopes to eventually go to law school and pursue a career with the United Nations.