Peer Research Ambassador Anabelle Bergstrom

Peer Research Ambassador Anabelle Bergstrom '25.

Anabelle (she/her) is a junior double majoring in Political Science and Philosophy with a minor in Public Policy. Anabelle is a member and councilwoman of the Special Program in Law and the President of the UConn Law Society. She is also pursuing her Masters in Public Administration through the UConn School of Public Policy. Anabelle began getting involved in research during her senior year of high school, when she wrote a mock legal brief and presented her findings before the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

During her first year at UConn, Anabelle was a Bennett Research Assistant for Professor Beth Ginsburg of the Political Science Department. The following summer, Anabelle was part of the Holster Scholars Program, where she examined the relationship between ROTC experiences and career ambition under the guidance of Professor Virginia Hettinger. Anabelle presented her Holster project at the 2023 New England Political Science Association (NEPSA) Annual Conference with the help of an OUR Conference Presentation Award. Anabelle has since been a research assistant under Professor Matthew Singer of the Political Science Department where she coded news articles about various global conflicts. She was awarded a Summer Undergraduate Research Fund (SURF) grant for the summer of 2023 where she investigated the influence of campaign contributions on state supreme court decisions with the continued mentorship of Professor Virginia Hettinger.

Anabelle is currently a 2023-2024 UConn Humanities Institute (UCHI) undergraduate fellow. Through this opportunity, Anabelle will be engaging in philosophical research by analyzing how human identity is shaped by the hyperconnected world through pragmatist views of the social and spiritual self. Anabelle is also part of the BOLD Women’s Leadership Network at UConn, which will allow her to make a positive impact on the lives of abused and neglected youth during the summer of 2024.

After completing her undergraduate and master’s degrees, Anabelle hopes to attend law school and pursue a career as a legal professional where she will apply the analytical skills acquired through research to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

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