2021 - 2022 Fellows

Amanda ChenAmanda Chen is a rising junior in the School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program, majoring in Political Science and Women’s and Gender Studies. Amanda is currently co-authoring a paper with Professor McCabe about political discussion in online spaces. She will be traveling to Seattle to present this paper at the 2021 American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting. Amanda is an active leader in the Honors Program and serves on the Student Advisory Board and as a Peer Leader. As the president of the Douglass Residential College Rainbow Pines, she is also currently advocating for the safe inclusion of gender minority students within the Douglass community. Amanda is a scholar in the Institute for Women’s Leadership Scholars Certificate Program where she is organizing a social action project that will focus on revising current Title IX regulations. Previously, Amanda completed an internship at the Center for Violence Against Women and Children and will co-author a paper about campus sexual violence climate tools and surveys. This past summer, Amanda pursued her interests in public policy and higher education through an internship at the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education. Outside of academia, Amanda enjoys baking for her friends and family, sewing her own clothes, and listening to music. Amanda is delighted to join the Lloyd C. Gardner Fellowship and continue working towards her aspirations of becoming a researcher and professor whose work will one-day influence public policy.