Kate MacPhail

Bachelor of Arts (AB) in Political Science, Applied Politics

It is one thing to understand the study of politics; it is another to create political history. Kate’s goal in the Applied Politics Program is to venture outside of theoretical learning, to escape the confines of the historical textbook, and to capture the fluid and rapidly changing target that is the American political system. As she works toward a degree in Political Science, a minor in Communications, and now this certification, she sees law school and a career in Washington as potential career paths. Ideally her future would involve: late nights of writing speeches, long hours on campaign trails or even pacifying a press corps in the White House briefing room. There is no perfect job that is at the forefront of her mind, but this program ensures that she will be equipped to think critically and creatively in any political endeavor.