About Me

Hello, my name is Felicity Hector-Bruder. I am a senior at American University in Washington D.C., studying Data Sciences for Political Science. I am also in the Honors Program and pursuing a Certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies.

Throughout my academic career, I have developed strong research and communication skills. This year I am interning at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR)  researching student parent success and access to higher education. I have previously interned at a nonprofit that supports student parent success. In the SPA Leadership program, I served as the Alumni&Networking Co-Coordinator and have organized professional development for the students of our program as well as communicated with alumni. I also serve as a Program Assistant for AU Honors, helping to facilitate an Honors social science research methods course. I am also a member of American’s Mock Trial team, working collaboratively and independently to craft arguments on a case throughout the year. Through various courses, I have had the opportunity to research equitable and ethical education policy solutions to systemic poverty and low high school graduation rates. In the future, I hope to continue my research on equity in education.