University: University of Rochester
Major: International Relations and Japanese
Languages: English, Japanese
Biography: Jackie Albright is a recent graduate from the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. She graduated magna cum laude with high honors in both International Relations and Japanese and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society.
As an undergraduate, she was a member of the David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Adversity and the Rising Leaders Program. She also served as President of the Modern Languages and Cultures Undergraduate Council, where she instituted a program to teach 5 foreign languages at inner-city elementary schools. In 2017, she completed an honors thesis assessing the impact of mixed electoral systems on inefficient governmental allocations, published below.
Jackie has a defined interest in American foreign policy, particularly as it relates to Asia and the Middle East. She is now employed as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) in Kobe, Japan, where she is working to improve her language skills before graduate school.
Who Bring's Home the Bacon? Pork-Barrel in Japan's Mixed Electoral System
Honors Thesis Evaluation
(Recommendation: High Honors)