Brenna Olson is a rising third year at American University, and is originally from Tacoma, Washington. She is studying a major that is unique to AU, a blend of Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government.
She is a student in the Politics, Policy and Law Program, which is a 3 year track, meaning she will graduate in May of 2022. More information about the PPL Program can be found here.
Brenna is also in the School of Public Affair’s Leadership Program, which is a certificate program for Advanced Leadership Theory. In her freshman year, she completed a research project focusing on Immigration and Refugee Rights. Her team put together a scholarship fund for an immigrant or first generation American student in the DC area. This year, she completed a project about low income and housing advocacy. Through her project, and the leadership program, she learned about the importance of clear organizing and servant leadership. More information about the SPA Leadership Program can be found here.
Brenna plans to utilize her researching and organizational knowledge in the realms of policy and law, by being an advocate for low income people. Soon, she will be starting her combined BA/MA program at American’s SPA Graduate School, in Public Administration. In May of 2023 she will be graduating with both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees completed.
Brenna enjoys making coffee, and experiencing the beautiful scenery of the Puget Sound, and the history of DC. To contact her, please visit the Contact Me page.