Where Are They Now? Meet COSSPP Alum Grace Findley

What is your degree and graduation year? I graduated in Spring 2021 with a BS in Political Science. What have you been up to since you graduated? After graduation I moved to North Carolina and started working at a nonprofit. I now serve as the learning and development coordinator at the NC League of Municipalities…

Where Are They Now? Meet COSSPP Alum Garrett Bosch

What is your degree and graduation year? I graduated in Spring 2021 with a BS in Economics. What have you been up to since you graduated? I’ve been applying to law school and will be attending George Washington University School of Law. I’m now in the process of studying for the GMAT to complete my…

Where Are They Now? Meet COSSPP Alum Tatiana Castrillon

What is your degree and graduation year? I graduated in Spring 2021 with a BS in Political Science. What have you been up to since you graduated? Since graduation I have taken a full-time position at Van Horn Law Group working as a Legal Assistant. I am studying to take my LSAT in October and…

Where Are They Now? Meet COSSPP Alum Jacob Cyrus

What is your degree and graduation year? I graduated in Spring 2021 with a BA in International Affairs. What have you been up to since you graduated? I’ve been awaiting entering active duty into the Air Force, where I’ll be working as a Special Agent in the Office of Special Investigations. For now, I’ve just…

Where Are They Now? Meet COSSPP Alum Paige Brewer

What is your degree and graduation year? I graduated in Spring 2021 with a BA in International Affairs. What have you been up to since you graduated? Exactly one week after graduation, I picked up the keys to my new home in Providence, RI with my now husband (another FSU alum). In a few weeks,…

Where Are They Now? Meet COSSPP Alum Dylan Levenson

What is your degree and graduation year? I graduated in Spring 2019. I have a B.S. in Political Science and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, and a B.A. in International Affairs. What have you been up to since you graduated?  Since I graduated, I have been a student at Florida State University College of Law. I am…

Welcome Back!

To the returning and new students, staff, and faculty of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy (COSSPP), welcome to what I’m going to call The Year Like No Other. I am pleased and honored that you have chosen to be a part of COSSPP at what I believe to be an important moment…

Ph.D. Spotlight: Role of the Behavioral Inhibition and Activation Systems in the Stress Process

Why are sex differences in internalizing mental health disorders such as depression and externalizing health behaviors such as alcohol problems frequently documented? Despite these reported differences between men and women, what accounts for the wide variation in these health outcomes within sex? Theories of gender role orientation have provided explanations for these gaps, but empirical…

Ph.D. Spotlight: Methods to Improve Existing Heat Wave Surveillance Systems

Elevated and prolonged exposure to extreme heat is an important cause of excess summertimemortality and morbidity. To protect people from health threats, some governments are currentlyoperating syndromic surveillance systems. However, a lack of resources to support time- andlabor- intensive diagnostic and reporting processes make it difficult establishing region-specificsurveillance systems. Big data created by social media…

Ph.D. Spotlight: Experiments in Bureaucracy, Insurance, and Monetary Economics

Dr. Daniel Neal’s dissertation consists of a set of economic experiments in bureaucracy, insurance, and monetary economics. While they are eclectic in their subject matter, they all rely on the same basic foundation: good experimental methodology. In today’s world of economics, research can usually be divided into one of two categories; theory-based or empirical. Theory…