Kristin Bishop ’18

Hometown: Madison, ME

Major: Government & Legal Studies, Education

In spring 2017, Kristin Bishop embarked on an independent study with Professor Sarah Jessen asking, “What is the state of civic education in the US?” To answer this question, Bishop conducted two investigations: first, research “to uncover national policies and laws surrounding civic education in public schools [with] a particular focus on Maine,” Bishop explains, and second, “volunteering and teaching directly in the classroom.”

To read her story, “Voices in the Classroom: American Civics Education,” click here.

Kristin will graduate in May 2018 and head to Washington DC.