Where Are They Now? Meet COSSPP Alum Jonathan Levin

What have you been up to since you graduated? (Applying to/attending graduate school, working a job, etc.)I graduated with a B.A. in International Affairs in Spring 2021. I am enrolled in the Masters of Applied American Politics & Policy program at FSU while also working at The Southern Group as a Legislative Intern for the…

Where Are They Now? Meet COSSPP Alum Chaston Pfingston

What have you been up to since you graduated? (Applying to/attending graduate school, working a job, etc.) I graduated in Spring 2021 with a B.S. in Political Science. After graduation, I briefly worked for the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity as an intern in the department of Legislative and Cabinet Affairs before moving to Pittsburgh,…

Where Are They Now? Meet COSSPP Alum Guerothlyn Saint-Jean

What have you been up to since you graduated? (Applying to/attending graduate school, working a job, etc.) I graduated with a B.S. in Public Health in Spring 2021. Since I have graduated from FSU, there are several opportunities I have been participating in. I currently serve as a volunteer with AmeriCorps and Big Bend. This role has…

Honors Thesis Spotlight: Right-Wing Political Violence in Modern Colombia (1970-1990): The State Legitimacy

The period from 1970 to 1990 in Colombia is characterized by internal conflict. Beginning in the 1960s, left-wing guerilla groups emerged, spurred by Marxist-Lennonist ideology. About two decades later, in response to the left-wing insurgents, paramilitary groups were formed and fueled by politically conservative and anti-communist ideology. These right-wing groups were backed by the Colombian…

Where Are They Now? Meet COSSPP Alum Kylar Barrett

What have you been up to since you graduated? I graduated with a Bachelors in Sociology in Spring 2021. Since graduation I’ve been stationed at Fort Rucker, Alabama and am a 2LT in the army. I’m about to promote to 1LT and am currently flying the AH-64E (Apache). This is the world’s most high tech…

Where Are They Now? Meet COSSPP Alum Ana Villamizar

What have you been up to since you graduated? (Applying to/attending graduate school, working a job, etc.) I have been in Kansas since then working as a research intern at The Land Institute. This position has been insightful on how much our agricultural system has a role in our society, and engaging in the local…

Where Are They Now? Meet COSSPP Alum Emalie Hernandez

What have you been up to since you graduated? (Applying to/attending graduate school, working a job, etc.) Upon graduation I got a internship with City National Bank and then went on to get a permanent position with the project management team.  How did your degree in social science help inform your path? My degree in…

Research Spotlight: Explaining interstate military friendly policy diffusion across U.S. universities: uncovering vertical-diagonal diffusion

The faces walking from class to class on college campuses continue to become more diverse, including in age. What have been deemed “nontraditional students,” or students who were unable or chose not to proceed directly to college following high school, are steadily increasing their numbers on college campuses. There is not a more concentrated group…

Honors Thesis Spotlight: International Public Health: Human Trafficking in Florida

            Miami, Florida experiences some of the highest levels of human trafficking: an epidemic that runs rampant through the state, country, and globe. Legislative bodies around the world are desperately seeking solutions. Minnesota offers a model that all countries should consider, and it’s a model that Florida could adhere to in the near future. Minnesota…