2016 Fellowship

Fellowship

Our History

In 2011, we recruited our first group of students from the Athens area to be a part of the campaign staff for our election drive to the Georgia General Assembly. Their excitement and hard work was truly inspiring, and many desired to continue to work and learn as the agenda turned to drafting and passing impactful legislation.

So the campaign staff was extended into the Spencer Frye Fellowship Program. Over 95% of the original staff returned, fulfilling leadership roles within the office, and the program began to grow.

During the first session, it became apparent that the Fellowship was unique and unmatched. No one else in the General Assembly had this pool of young professionals and pupils of various undergrad and graduate programs that was able to provide commitment to constituents and detailed analyses of policy.

The Fellowship Today

The Fellowship Today Currently, the Spencer Frye Fellowship continues to provide an ongoing opportunity for Fellows to actively see their impact in state politics, make a few friends along the way, and have fun while doing it all.

The Fellowship Program usually accepts around 25 students each year who are given the opportunity to grow as young professionals and leaders.

All Fellows

  • Attend weekly meetings to discuss policy and hear from guest speakers
  • Participate in outreach community events to get to know the constituents they are serving
  • Complete Professional Development Training

Legislative Fellows

  • Gain experience conducting research
  • Write bill memos
  • Participate in campaigns
  • Work closely with Representative Frye at the Georgia State Capitol Building during Session
  • Interact with lobbying groups
  • Assist constituents
  • Attend committee meetings

Public Relations Fellows

  • Run social media platforms
  • Create informative graphics
  • Speak to local press outlets
  • Preparing topics for Representative Frye to discuss on his local radio show
  • Report on the day-to-day business of state government on our Blog
  • Work closely with Representative Frye at the Georgia State Capitol Building during Session
  • Assist constituents

Previous fellows emerge from the program equipped with tools that set them apart from other students. Many have moved on to work for top national policy think tanks , congressional offices, top journalists, top news agencies, top consulting firms or attend top tier law and graduate programs.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to cultivate a coalition of aware and active leaders that will use their knowledge to impact our future; not only on a state level, but also on a global scale by bringing local relevance to the national and global community.

How to Become a Fellow

To apply to the Spencer Frye Fellowship Program, please send your resume and cover letter to fellowship@spencerfrye.com by April 25th. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Current Fellows

Spencer Frye State House Representative
Annefloor de Groot Chief of Staff
Luke Boggs Senior Advisor
Josh Hudson Fellowship Director
Vaibhav Kumar Director of Legislative Research
Hannah Weeg Public Relations Director
Addison Smith Senior Staffer
Amy Pan Senior Staffer
Abbe Van Gorder Fellowship Director
Ansley McAlister Legislative Fellow
Zachary Banov Legislative Fellow
Chandler Malone Legislative Fellow
Elizabeth Mahoney Legislative Fellow
Emily Martin Legislative Fellow
Jessica Chacko Legislative Fellow
Maisha Imam Legislative Fellow
Mehak Gillani Legislative Fellow and Public Relations Fellow
Taylor Evans Legislative Fellow
Taylor Nchako Public Relations Fellow

Fellows in Action

Fellows Participating in Martin Luther King Day of Service

Fellows Participating in Martin Luther King Day of Service

Fellows attending weekly meetings

Fellows attending weekly meetings

Fellows attending the Clarke County Democratic Committee Annual Christmas Party

Fellows attending the Clarke County Democratic Committee Annual Christmas Party

The Legislative Fellowship staff had the honor of meeting UGA SPIA Dean Lindquist to discuss professional opportunities through the university and beyond

The Legislative Fellowship staff had the honor of meeting UGA SPIA Dean Lindquist to discuss professional opportunities through the university and beyond

Fellows working at the Georgia State Capitol

Fellows working at the Georgia State Capitol

2016-2017 Fellows

2016 Fellowship