Riley Grube is a third-year Senior Staffer majoring in political science with a minor in international affairs. This is Riley’s second year with the Fellowship and she has been motivated to continue her involvement so she can gain experience conducting research and analyzing legislation as well as getting to know other Fellows. Through her experience thus far, she has learned about the importance of state politics and how direct of an impact it can have on individuals’ lives. She first became interested in politics through the fight for marriage equality and the 2016 election. In addition to her work with the Fellowship, she is also a site leader for IMPACT UGA and will be leading the Education Access and Advocacy trip to Charlotte, North Carolina. She is also a peer mentor with the School of Public and International Affairs and UGA’s Honors College and is on the leadership team at the Christian Campus Fellowship. Riley is also a development intern with the Clarke County Mentor Program. Previously, she has worked as a development intern with the Jeannette Rankin Foundation and with the Carolyn Bourdeaux campaign and the Democratic Party of Georgia. Riley has also conducted research with Dr. Christina Boyd on gender and racial disparities in the judicial selection process. After graduation, she plans to obtain an MPA from UGA and work as a policy analyst. She loves UGA football and enjoys thrifting clothes and books, playing board and card games, going to coffee shops and listening to Taylor Swift in her free time.