This week we talked with Leah Blackman 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 Leah’s favorite things about Athens are.
Graduation Date: May 2018
Major or Area of Study: Political science and international affairs
Hometown: Carrollton, Georgia
Community Campus Involvement: Young Democrats
What interested you most about the Spencer Frye Fellowship Program?
I was really interested in the opportunity to interact with legislation in such a major way.
What have you learned as a Fellow?
I’ve learned so much about state politics, the process of reading and understanding bills, and the importance of less talked about topics like transportation.
What are your future goals?
I want to go to law school and then lobby for women’s rights groups.
What do you love most about Athens?
I love that there are so many different types of people in this city that there’s a place for everybody.
What’s been the best experience so far?
I really love the chance that I’ve had to interact with people in Athens outside of the university.
Favorite Athens hang-out?
Favorite local band/musician?
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