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Braydon Wade Madson, a double major in political science and ancient Near Eastern studies, is the son of Heidi and Greg Madson. He was born and raised in Payson, Utah and served a mission in Brisbane, Australia. During his time at BYU, he participated in a variety of programs, including internships in Washington, D.C. and Melbourne, Australia; a study abroad in the Holy Land; and a fellowship in the Global Politics Lab. He participated in research that looked at minority group relations, the effects of Brexit, and the impact of the global refugee crisis. The highlight of his undergraduate experience was working as a teaching assistant for POLI 328, Statistical Analysis. He will attend Duke University in the fall to begin work on a Ph.D. in public policy studying refugee and immigration issues, as well as expanding his quantitative skills and teaching abilities. He is extremely grateful for all the support provided by BYU faculty, his family, friends, and his fiancé and fellow political scientist, Brynne Townley.


Natalie White

Natalie White, a political science major, is the daughter of Scott and Kelly Sheffield and the second of four girls...
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Melody Brown Allred

Melody Brown Allred, a political science major with an international strategy and diplomacy emphasis and a minor in international development, is the youngest child of Charley and Meri Brown...
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Jamie A. Bjazevich

Jamie A. Bjazevich, a political science major with an emphasis in legal studies, is the daughter of Wendy and Andrew Bjazevich...
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