Fellowship Spotlight: Maeve Breathnach

Maeve Breathnach is a second-year Legislative Fellow pursuing an A.B. in International Affairs, an A.B. in Economics and minors in Spanish and Social Work. Seeing first-hand the inequities across her home county in high school led Maeve to intern at a legal aid society last summer. She joined the Fellowship to gain a better understanding of the relationship between local needs and lawmaking, which will help her down the line when she begins her work in immigration law. She credits the Fellowship with showing her how easy it is to attend UGA and be unaware of what’s going on in the Athens community. On campus, Maeve is a fundraising chair for Period Project at UGA, an organization dedicated to ending period poverty in Athens, and involved in Project Red, an initiative to provide free menstrual products at UGA. As a data intern and volunteer for U-Lead Athens, a non-profit to support students from immigrant families pursuing higher education, she analyzes student outcome data and helps students with the college application process. Her favorite UGA memory is drinking hot chocolate with her friends during the snow day last year.