As in previous years, the Legislative Fellows Program's Selection Committee had the difficult task of selecting only a handful of outstanding students from the highly competitive cadre that applied.
Of the 14 students selected as 2020 Legislative Fellows, 13 are representing the University of Delaware and pursuing coursework in the College of Arts and Sciences. Ten of the 2020 Legislative Fellows are representing the Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration.
Please find below the students who were selected and their placements:
Senate Majority Caucus
- Alexa Adams – B.A. student majoring in Political Science and Public Policy
- Anna Shields – 4+1 B.A./M.P.A. student majoring in Political Science and Public Policy and specializing in Public Policy Analysis
Senate Minority Caucus
- Jason Wardrup – M.P.A. student specializing in Public Management
House Majority Caucus
- Simone Adkins – 4+1 B.A./M.P.A. student majoring in Public Policy and specializing in Nonprofit Management
- Paul Ayala – B.A. student majoring in Political Science
- Pepper Chesser – 4+1 B.A. (Honors)/M.P.A. student majoring in Biological Sciences and Public Policy and specializing in Public Health
- Jorge Hernandez-Limon – Dual B.S./B.A. student majoring in Civil Engineering and Political Science
- Steven Mirsen – B.A. student majoring in Public Policy and History
- Nicholas Schrieber – B.A. student majoring in Political Science and Public Policy
- Reidel Vichot – M.P.A. student specializing in Nonprofit Management
House Minority Caucus
- Justyn Cox – B.A. student majoring in Political Science, Wesley College
- Cara Gannon – B.A. student majoring in Political Science
Division of Research
- Jeff Chubbs – M.S. student in Energy and Environmental Policy
- Danielle Littmann – M.P.A. student specializing in Quantitative Analysis
About the Legislative Fellows Program
Begun as a partnership between the University of Delaware and the Delaware General Assembly in 1982, the Legislative Fellows Program is now sponsored in cooperation with Delaware State University and Wesley College. The program expanded in 2014 to include the Division of Research in Legislative Council. The program is managed by the Institute for Public Administration's Lisa Moreland (MPA '98).
Our 14 Legislative Fellows will commence their research at Legislative Hall in Dover on January 14, 2020. During their tenure, the Fellows will be assisting legislators to respond to constituent concerns, conduct nonpartisan research on cutting-edge public policy issues, and staff committees. Staffing committees is a task that, in larger states, is conducted by full-time employees. Our Legislative Fellows count themselves lucky to be given such a prestigious and challenging responsibility.
Profiles of the selected students can be found on the 2020 Legislative Fellows page.
About the Institute for Public Administration
The University of Delaware's Institute for Public Administration (IPA) addresses the policy, planning, and management needs of its partners through the integration of applied research, professional development, and the education of tomorrow's leaders.