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Taylor ’16 Recognized for Pi Sigma Alpha Honors Thesis Competition

Furman Political Science and Psychology graduate Mallary Taylor ’16 of Greenville has been chosen as a runner-up winner of Pi Sigma Alpha’s 2016 Best Undergraduate Honors Thesis competition for her paper, “Exploring ‘The Compassion Gap’: An Analysis of Gender and Support for Foreign Assistance in Congress.”

In addition to receiving a small cash award, Taylor’s name will be posted on Pi Sigma Alpha’s website, and the news will be announced in the fall issue of the Pi Sigma Alpha Newsletter and in the American Political Science Association’s PS: Political Science and Politics.

The selection committee consisted of Kent Worcester (Marymount Manhattan College), committee chair; D’Andra Orey (Jackson State University); Joseph Reisert (Colby College); and Stephen Farnsworth (University of Mary Washington). All are members of Pi Sigma Alpha’s Executive Council.

Graduating magna cum laude from Furman, Taylor is pursuing her passion for international development in her current position as the Women, Girls & Population Intern at the United Nations Foundation. Prior to joining the UN Foundation, she interned with the Global Development Practice team at InterAction in Washington, D.C., and with Dining for Women in Greenville, S.C.

In 2015, Taylor served as a youth delegate representing the United States at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Manila, Philippines, where she collaborated with other delegates from around the Pacific Rim for youth action towards sustainable and inclusive economic development. While at Furman, Taylor studied abroad in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Bermuda and Cuba.

For more information about Pi Sigma Alpha’s competitions, visit this link.

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