Graduate Student Spotlight: Taylor Kinsley Chewning from the Department of Political Science

What department are you a graduate student in?

Political Science

Why did you decide to go to graduate school?

Through undergraduate econometrics classes and internships, I became interested in research. After graduating, I worked as a research analyst; however, I wanted the ability to set my research agenda, pursuing projects of importance to me. Thus, I decided to pursue my doctorate.

Did your interests change throughout your program?

My interests have changed immensely! I love learning and continue to find topics in which I am interested, making it challenging to set my research agenda.

What do you want to do with your advanced degree?

My dream job is a tenure-track position at a research university. I am attracted to the prospect of contributing to existing knowledge and the freedom to choose the questions I want to be addressed.

Taylor Kinsley Chewning

Taylor Kinsley Chewning is a PhD student in the Department of Political Science. You can learn more about Taylor here.

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