Taking the next step toward a career in law, Dylan Redman ’19 joins the Borgen Project this summer to aid the nonprofit in efforts to examine issues related to poverty, fundraising and to discuss challenges with lawmakers.
“The Borgen Project has allowed me to establish a network among politicians, lawyers, lobbyists and activists who I not only work with, but am continuously learning from,” says Redman, who also provides analysis for the organization’s website. “I’m excited to work with an organization of their stature that makes tangible impacts in the fight against poverty.”
An English and philosophy double-major, Redman learned of the opportunity from the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education. “I focused on finding an internship that would allow me to learn new writing styles,” he says. “My articles for the Borgen Project allow me to apply analysis in a new way that will be extremely helpful for any aspect of law I choose to pursue.”
In his work thus far, Redman has examined media representations of the West African nation Burkina Faso and will later explore key issues related to food security, clean water access, mortality rates and more areas pertaining to world poverty.
“I am a strong believer in liberty and that everyone should have a fair, equal chance to offer whatever they can to the world and too often poverty is one of the biggest obstacles to that,” says Redman.
Passion for the pursuit of working with the Borgen Project stemmed from Redman’s experience in Professor of Public Policy Craig Rimmerman’s “Introduction to Public Policy” course. “His class opened my eyes to the large number of issues that need to be fixed. For me, ending poverty and increasing education levels are two very important public policy goals,” says Redman.
At HWS, Redman is a member of Kappa Alpha, the Hobart club ski team and the club soccer team.
Additional information about his work with the Borgen Project and his fundraising efforts is available here.