“I’m grateful and honored to be named a 2020 Truman Scholar. It’s humbling to join the community of Truman Scholars who are all dedicated to public service and making a difference in our country and world. I intend to pursue a Master’s of Public Policy and a Juris Doctorate after I graduate from Boise State. The opportunities and funding this scholarship provides will be key as I pursue a career in international energy and Arctic environmental policy.
Ultimately, I hope to return to my home state of Alaska and make a difference in my community and state. I couldn’t have done this without the help and advice of the Boise State community. Both the Honors College and my Fellowships Advisor, Kate Huebschmann, have been instrumental in providing me guidance during my time at Boise State. The College of Business and Economics and the School of Public Service have also allowed me to explore my interests through studying abroad, spending a semester in Washington, D.C., and on-and-off-campus opportunities and funding. I credit my success to my family, friends, and mentors who have supported and challenged me over the years.”