Undergraduate Research Assistants
Bria Donohue is a senior in the Maxwell School at Syracuse University majoring in Political Science and minoring in Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises and Global Security Studies. During the Spring 2020 semester, she studied abroad in London and spent significant time researching the role immigration played in Brexit and misinformation in campaign rhetoric and advertisements. While abroad, she also spent time in Ireland and Northern Ireland studying The Troubles and the implications of Brexit for peace agreements in Ireland. Bria is an active member of the Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority and has severed in numerous leadership positions for their recruitment team. After graduation, she is looking to pursue a career working in public policy.
Sydney Gold is a sophomore in the Newhouse and Maxwell Schools at Syracuse University pursuing degrees in Magazine, News and Digital Journalism and Political Science. She is also student of the Renée Crown University Honors Program. She is a contributing journalist at The NewsHouse, The Southside Stand, formerly served as an opinion columnist at the Daily Orange, and the current Human Relations Director of the Chi chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta. In 2020, Sydney contributed to the award-winning High Stakes project through the NewsHouse. After graduation Sydney would like to pursue a career in journalism, covering politics with a focus on income inequality, mass incarceration and prison abolition, and trends in political media.
Mia Juliano is a third year Political Science and Public Relations major with a minor in Business. Mia is an active member of Syracuse University’s Phi Sigma Sigma sorority, serving on their executive council, Phi Alpha Delta, a professional pre-law fraternity, and the Public Relations Student Society of America. In her free time, she is also a member of DanceWorks, a student run dance organization on campus which allows her to continue her passion for dance in college. After completing her undergraduate degree, Mia intends to further her education by attending law school and hopes to continue to gain experience and knowledge in American government and politics, communications management, and law.
Bailey Klemm is a second year student in the Maxwell School studying Civics and Citizenship Engagement, Political Science, and Policy Studies. Additionally, she is pursuing a minor in Project Management. Bailey joined the Advocacy and Policy Lab as a Research Assistant in the spring of 2020. In addition to her work at the Advocacy and Policy Lab, she is the Student Coordinator of the Earned Income Tax Program at the Maxwell School and a Research Assistant for the Disability Rights Clinic at Syracuse Law School. Bailey is involved in Phi Sigma Pi, a national honors fraternity, and College Democrats. After graduation, Bailey plans to pursue a Master's Degree in Public Administration.
Julia Schwenderman is a junior in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, dual majoring in public relations and political science with a minor in Spanish. They are an Invest in Success Scholar and plan to graduate with honors through the Renée Crown University Honors Program. Julia joined the Policy Advocacy Lab in Spring 2021. They are the president of the Jewish Greek Council and co-chair of Syracuse Hillel's first-year pre-orientation program, Freshfest. They are also a member of the Syracuse chapter of PRSSA. Julia is passionate about LGBTQ rights, social justice, government relations, and finding the best Philly cheesesteak.