Stacey Williams, a University of Notre Dame junior, has been selected to attend the Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute atCarnegieMellonUniversityinPittsburgh.
The seven-week program will prepare 30 students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy professionals and public service leaders. The curriculum, designed to sharpen the students’ quantitative, analytic and communication skills, includes disciplines such as economics, statistics, policy issues and leadership topics.
A native ofHickory Hills,Ill., Williams is pursuing a double major in psychology and gender studies. She is vice president of the recently formed Gender Studies Undergraduate Honor Society and is active in Feminist Voice and the Progressive Student Alliance.
Founded in 1980, PPIA promotes the inclusion of underrepresented groups in public service through fellowships, outreach programs and a consortium of top public and international affairs graduate programs.