Student Will Present Research at Capitol Hill Event

Published on Tue, March 11, 2014

Marywood University student Kasey Lee Lynn, Orangeville, PA, has been selected from approximately 600 applicants to present her research at the Council on Undergraduate Research's (CUR) 18th Annual "Posters on the Hill" event on April 29, in Washington, D.C.

"Posters on the Hill" helps raise awareness about the exciting research that undergraduate students are conducting, along with its impact on their futures and that of the country. In addition to the poster session, Ms. Lynn and her mentor, Erin Sadlack, Ph.D., associate professor of English, will meet with U.S. Senators and Representatives to discuss the importance of undergraduate research.

Ms. Lynn examined two prominent 20th Century women as case studies for her research project: Eva Perón, the First Lady of Argentina, who broke the boundaries of her country and time period by helping women gain the right to vote, and Hillary Rodham Clinton, who helped to change America and the world, especially in the Middle East, in terms of women's rights, giving hope and tools for change to many women.

Ms. Lynn received a double undergraduate degree in English and Spanish in January 2014 from Marywood, and she has been accepted into the American government master's program at Georgetown University, with the hopes of pursuing a career as a political speechwriter.

"I want to effect change, and I can think of no better way to do so than to be the one who writes the words that people will hear and read," said Ms. Lynn.

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