22ND CENTURY SCHOLARS
Through hands-on leadership activities, mentorship from public service professionals, and participation in a speaker series with top government officials, students learn how to make an impact on public policy.
Student scholars engage in a variety of public service internships within the Cooper Center, the Virginia Municipal League, or local governing organizations throughout the Commonwealth.
Alexis worked for the Center for Economic & Policy Studies as a researcher. She contributed to a range of projects from creating visualizations for an energy dashboard used to track Virginia's progress toward decarbonization to simulating ways to supplement Virginia's electricity with renewable sources.
"My time as a research assistant at the Weldon Cooper Center has been my favorite experience to date as an undergraduate student at UVA. I learned an immense amount and was able to work with some really brilliant people on a project I was enthusiastic about.”