Pitzer College Student Awarded Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship

Claremont, Calif. (February 12, 2010) – Pitzer College congratulates Lizette Ceja-Urena ’11, recipient of a 2010 Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship at Carnegie Mellon.

Ceja-Urena, a public policy analysis and sociology major, hopes to find a way to move policy making away from “one size fits all” to something that includes the views of historically marginalized populations. Through the PPIA Fellowship, she hopes to develop a more conceptual understanding of policy implementation.

“Liz has a clear vision for a more just society.  She will bring her grassroots organizing and community-building skills to PPIA.  PPIA will assist her in honing policy skills to transform her vision into reality,” said Professor Kathleen Yep.

The Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship Program at Carnegie Mellon aims to help historically under-represented college students interested in pursuing careers in public policy. This seven-week program provides student’s with assistance in developing and mastering quantitative skills necessary for their future in graduate school.

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