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Two seniors chosen as fellows by Carnegie Endowment

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Margot Treadwell '24 (Provided)

By Kathy Hovis and Mary Catt, Arts and Sciences Communications, ILR Communications

Two Cornell seniors have been selected as junior fellows of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and will spend next year conducting research with the organization in Washington, D.C.

McKenzie Carrier ’24, a government and Spanish major in the College of Arts & Sciences, and Margot Treadwell, ’24, a student in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, will both be assigned to the endowment’s Democracy, Conflict and Governance program. They will join a cohort of 16 new junior fellows selected from an applicant pool from nearly 400 colleges and universities.

McKenzie Carrier '24
McKenzie Carrier '24 (Provided)

“I admire and share the endowment's dedication to the pursuit of international peace, and I'm excited to contribute to a space in which brilliant foreign policy scholars are formulating ideas intended to bolster and promote democracy globally,” Carrier said, adding that her Cornell experience has prepared her well for the fellowship. “My coursework in the government and Spanish departments have helped me to think both critically and creatively about the intersection of institutions, cultures, and peoples.”

Treadwell said she looks forward to the experience of working directly with leading scholars of democracy and governance. 

“At every turn, the opportunities within ILR and Cornell helped me develop my skills in international analytical research, grounded in uplifting communities,” she said. “While I participated in many engaged programs, I believe my research in India and Jordan really set me apart from other candidates.” 

Read the full story on the Cornell Chronicle