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Legislative Fellow Selected From Wesley College

Posted October 14th, 2018 at 10:46am

Wesley College senior Victor Rosas-Granda, a political science major, was selected as a 2018 Legislative Fellow. The Legislative Fellow program began in 1982 as a partnership between the University of Delaware and the Delaware General Assembly and has since grown to be sponsored in cooperation with Delaware State University and Wesley College.

Rosas-Granda, a native of East Hartford, Connecticut, and a member of the Wesley soccer team, is just one of 14 students selected for the upcoming legislative session and the fourth Wesley student to be chosen. He will be working with the House Minority Caucus.

“The Legislative Fellowship Program is a fabulous opportunity for students to see up close and first-hand the political decision-making process,” said Wesley College Chair of Politics and Society and Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Cynthia Newton. “Victor has a great deal of passion for politics and I know he’ll be a wonderful representative of Wesley College.”

The highly competitive process encourages graduate and undergraduate students with a strong background in public administration, political science, sociology, urban affairs, public policy, economics, or business administration to complete the lengthy application. Once they reach the interview stage, they interview individually and on a panel, as well as complete a timed-written exercise on a current public policy issue.

The Fellowship involves working in Dover 20 hours a week from January through June, completion of a three-credit graduate seminar “State and Local Government: Management and Policy,” and a stipend.