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G: I have thought about studying abroad, however, I’m not exactly sure if that would be right for me. I have heard that there are always internships in places such as Washington D.C. though, and I feel that going there for even a short period of time would be an extremely eye opening experience.
O: I would like to learn about the “whys” of what people do. I want to know what is behind their thoughts and their actions, when it comes to the political world and just general things.
A: I am hoping to double major in Political Science and Criminology, and maybe even pick up a minor in Psychology, because there are so many things that I would like to learn more about and be able to use for the future.
L: I hope that I can develop better leadership skills in general, as I tend to be a little more reserved than I would like to be and almost shy. I want to learn how to better share my opinions even in situations where it is not the most popular one, so that I am able to open up an opportunity for a respectful debate about why I think the way I do and why others think the way they do.
S: Once I turn 21, I am hoping to be a volunteer CASA, which is an organization that appoints volunteers to advocate for a child’s best interest in court. I also am very passionate about fighting for an end to human trafficking, and hope to help out in that area any way I can.
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Mentor Interview with Reilly Faessler:
What drew you to PSL?
“I had an interest in politics. I’m not going to law school, but I applied late and the medical scholars programs were full.”
What is your favorite PSL memory?
“Either the D.C. trip or living on floor three because it was a close knit floor. But if it was something that we did in PSL then the D.C. trip because it was like your 8th grade D.C. trip except as an adult so you got to experience the freedoms of it.”
What is something you are passionate about that PSL covers?
“Last year it was voter fraud and voting in general.”
What was your first year like?
“Every Tuesday night from seven to eight we would go to the law building to listen to Kevin talk. Everyone in PSL was like a huge support system and we were all very close since we didn’t have all of the COVID restrictions.”
What advice would you have to a first year to get the most out of PSL?
“Try to make connections with the speakers, become a peer mentor or join the exec board. Pay attention in meetings as well.”
Hello, my name is Madison Fleece and I am a first year student here at OSU. My major is currently political science on a Pre-Law track, however I am thinking about double majoring in criminology. As far as academics go, I enjoy learning about history in general as well as social and behavioral sciences. I really like learning about and finding the motives behind why people do what they do. When I applied to college, my plan was to eventually go to law school. Now, although it may be a far fetched goal, I am thinking of taking a path to become a part of the FBI. Something I am pretty passionate about is helping children, so no matter what career path I end up going down, that is one goal I hope to continuously achieve through it.
I am an Ohio girl born and raised, and have been an Ohio State fan for as long as I can remember. I’m originally from a pretty small town, so living here has been a very different experience, but I am glad to be a Buckeye.