Where Are They Now? Meet COSSPP Alum Zachary Kelly

What have you been up to since you graduated? I graduated in Spring 2021 with a B.S. in Political Science. Since graduation I have commissioned into the United States Air Force and have been in the process of moving to Pensacola, FL for training. How did your degree in social science help inform your path?…

Where Are They Now? Meet COSSPP Alum Bailey Beauchamp

What have you been up to since you graduated? (Applying to/attending graduate school, working a job, etc.)  I graduated in Spring 2020 with a B.S. in Political Science. I am currently a 2L at the University of Miami School of Law.  How did your degree in social science help inform your path? My Political Science…

Honors Thesis Spotlight: Splintering Off: Catalonia’s Search for Sovereignty

In 2017, the Catalonia region of Spain held a referendum for independence where 2.26 million people flocked to the polls to vote on the region’s secession from Spain. Catalonia’s bold campaign for autonomy sparked a country-wide debate and garnered international attention. The Spanish Central government declared the referendum illegal, thereby nullifying the Catalonian Declaration of…

Where Are They Now? Meet COSSPP Alum Olivia Marcus

What have you been up to since you graduated? I graduated in Spring 2021 with a B.S. in Political Science. Since I graduated, I have moved to Philadelphia to pursue a Master’s in City Planning at The University of Pennsylvania. How did your degree in social science help inform your path? Since COSSPP is such…

Honors Thesis Spotlight: A Study of Corruption and Social Capital in Latin America

The predictability of social capital ebbs and flows, particularly when trust between constituents is lost or corrupted. Trust is crucial to maintaining social capital, which is defined as the extent to which trust in institutions facilitates collective action. Since the 1970s, social capital has steadily declined, and corruption might be to blame. This study investigates…

Where Are They Now? Meet COSSPP Alum Maya Vazquez

What have you been up to since you graduated? I graduated in Spring 2021 with a B.S. in Political Science. I am beginning law school at the University of Maryland next week! I just got settled down in Baltimore and miss Tallahassee so much. How did your degree in social science help inform your path? My…

Where Are They Now? Meet COSSPP Alum Audrey Moore

What have you been up to since you graduated? I graduated in Spring 2021 with a B.S. in Political Science. Since graduating FSU in April I have moved to Georgia to attend the University of Georgia, working on my Master’s in Political Theory. I have also started as a legal secretary at a local estate…

Where Are They Now? Meet COSSPP Alum Christopher Hiney

What have you been up to since you graduated? I graduated in Spring 2021 with a B.S. in Economics. Since graduation I have started my career as an Officer with the U.S. Air Force. I am stationed at NAS Pensacola. Currently I am training towards becoming a Combat Systems Officer. Once qualified I am looking…

Where Are They Now? Meet COSSPP Alum Alyssa Barberis

What have you been up to since you graduated? I graduated in Spring 2021 with a B.A. in International Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies. Since graduation, I was accepted to FSU College of Law! I spent my summer researching all about law school and reading all the books I could! How did your degree in…

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…