2021 - 2022 Fellows

Kavyasree ChigurupatiKavyasree Chigurupati is a junior in the Honors College double majoring in Political Science and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Kavi's interest in public policy centers around education and educational accessibility. Last year, she was an inaugural member of the Rutgers Advocacy Corps, where she met with various Congresspeople to advocate for increased federal student aid. She was also a 2021 Teaching Fellow at Breakthrough Collaborative Pittsburgh, a summer program where she taught literature to highly motivated and under-resourced students. Last October, Kavi volunteered with Teach for America through their One Day program where she worked with 8th grade students to discuss setting goals during a global pandemic. Furthermore, Kavi is entering her second year working as a Learning Assistant for the Honors College Forum. She believes that education is integral to an equitable future. Outside of the education field, Kavi worked as a research assistant with the Aresty Research Center and Professor Lisa Miller. She serves on the e-board of the Douglass Student Recruitment Network and is a member of the Honors College Ambassadors. She is also a member of Rutgers' pre-law fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta. After college, Kavi hopes to attend law school or attain a Master’s degree in Education Policy; she aims to continue to work with low-income students and students of color. In her free time, Kavi enjoys trying new recipes, buying way too much Dunkin' Donuts, watching 90's romcoms, finding new music, and petting every dog in New Brunswick.