Amanda Knarr '13
Hometown: DuBois, PA
Majors: Political Science & International Studies
Magellan Project Description
This summer the Franklin Award provided me the opportunity to become a research associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs. During my time in Washington, D.C., I attended Congressional hearings, met with diplomats, and published articles on Latin America.
How will your Magellan Project help with your plans after graduation?
Without a doubt, I have improved my writing skills and increased my knowledge in my field of study. My time in Washington has also opened my eyes to the “real world”. From time management and work ethic to paying bills and commuting, I have learned as much this summer as I could an entire semester of classes.