This week we talked with Sezi Erdin for our profile series Fellow Spotlights. We discussed what was appealing to her about joining the Spencer Frye Fellowship Program, what her best experience has been so far, and what some of Sezi’s favorite things about Athens are.
Graduation Date: Spring 2016
Major or Area of Study: Political Science and International Affairs
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Community Campus Involvement: Hispanic Student Association, Turkish Community Athens Guide, International Student Association
What interested you most about the Spencer Frye Fellowship Program?
The fellowship program provided the opportunity to learn about the legislative process. In addition, it provided a deeper understanding of issues within the Athens community.
What have you learned as a Fellow?
As a fellow, I have learned about the legislative process, in Georgia, and I have learned about the issues in Athens. In addition, I have learned how to research policy.
What are your future goals?
In the future, I plan to go to law school. However, I will continue to have an active role in politics. Also, I plan to learn more languages.
What do you love most about Athens?
I love the atmosphere of Athens. There is definitely an educational vibe, but also, there is so much more to discover.
What’s been the best experience so far?
So far, my best experience has been getting to know different cultures from other countries in the International Student Organization at UGA.
Favorite Athens hang-out?
My favorite Athens’ hang-out is the Connection Clubhouse. I can relax by playing pool with my friends.
Favorite local band/musician?
My favorite local band is the Woodgreens. They are incredibly talented!
Where’s the most interesting place you’ve ever traveled?
I traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico as part of a study broad. I got to learn Spanish and to learn about their culture. They have amazing art!
Last book you read?
The last book that I read was Freakonomics. It was very interesting for a political science student.
What would you list as your top priorities in life?
My top priorities are my family and my education.
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