Rosenfield Program Committee Member at Grinnell College

May 2021 – May 2022

As a part of the Rosenfield Committee, I acted as event manager for a talk by Jillian Peterson (Grinnell ’03) entitled, “Preventing Mass Shooters.” I also innovated new structures into the Rosenfield Program to increase engagement with the rest of the college community. One of these innovations was introducing Rosenfield drop-in hours, at which students can come up to a Rosenfield Program Committee Member and chat about what the program does, how they can get involved, and what events are coming up.

“The Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights prepares students for a lifetime of civic engagement and connects the Grinnell community to the broader social and political issues that define the world beyond Grinnell.” The Rosenfield Program hosts a major symposium each year; sponsors speakers, campus programs, study tours, and funds summer internships and membership requires a substantial time commitment. I was asked to apply to the committee by Rosenfield Program Director Barb Trish in May 2021 and will serve on it during my senior year at Grinnell.