Winnie Wang '18 is a Political Science and Philosophy double major from San Francisco, CA.
Winnie spent the summer of 2017 as a Systems Management and Innovations Fellow with Summer Search, a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring low-income underserved youth to achieve academic and personal success. During the summer of 2016, as a C3 Undergraduate Fellow, Winnie worked closely with Dr. Michael Heaney within the Organizational Studies and Political Science departments at the University of Michigan as part of the Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP). At Michigan, Winnie was involved in three research projects: group dynamics and trends within lobbying coalitions in Washington, D.C, grassroots protests at the Democratic National Convention and Republican National Convention, and internet activism. She spent part of her summer surveying hundreds of individuals at numerous protests during the 2016 Republican National Convention.
At Gettysburg, Winnie is a Senior Admissions Intern and interviews prospective Gettysburg College students. Winnie is also Co-President of the Pre-Law Club on campus, having previously served as Secretary and Vice President. She is also a member of Alpha Phi Omega, a national co-educational service fraternity and has previously served as the chapter’s Inter-Chapter Relations Chairperson. In addition, Winnie is a member of the Asian Student Alliance, having served as Vice President. Winnie is a member of the national Political Science Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha.
Winnie first became involved with the Eisenhower Institute during the spring of 2015 when she participated in the Women in Leadership program with Jennifer Donahue. She has also participated in the Institute’s Inside the Middle East program with Avi Melamed.
After graduation, Winnie plans to continue her work in contributing to social change, with long-term goals of attending graduate school to further her studies in politics.