Political Science Peer Mentors
The Political Science Peer Mentor program is an opportunity for first-year political science and international relations majors to talk with second, third, and fourth-year majors about where to find help with their classes or find opportunities. They can also help identifying campus and Iowa City organizations to join, finding student wellness offices, and other topics related to academic or student life. The Peer Mentors work with the department chair and professional advisors. Each mentor can be reached by email and holds drop-in hours in room 328 Schaeffer Hall.
Meet the Political Science Peer Mentors
Drop-in Hours: MW 8:30–9:30am
Madison is a fourth-year political science student and a first-year student in the School of Planning and Public Affairs' U2G program. She is a member of CHAARG and the president of the Roosevelt Network's chapter on campus. She works at the Sciences Library on campus and has interned with the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council since her sophomore year. In her free time, Madison likes baking new recipes and playing with her cat, Bongo.
Drop-in Hours: W 10:30am–12:30pm
Hello! My name is Chloe and I am from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I am a senior studying Political Science with a certificate in Political Risk Analysis and a minor in French. During my time at Iowa I have enjoyed participating in faculty-led research and study abroad opportunities! This summer, I was in Washington, D.C. for an internship with Senator Grassley. In my free time I like being involved in student organizations and volunteering within the Iowa City community!
Drop-in Hours: M 1:00–3:00pm
I am a 3rd year Political Science student looking forward to graduating this year with plans to continuing my education at University of Iowa Law School. I am from West Des Moines, Iowa, graduate of Valley High School in 2019. I am member of the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity and Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. I love to spend my time going to the Rec-Center to work out, spending time with family, and enjoying quality time with friends as well. My social media accounts are Instagram @blake.edwards5 and Twitter @BlakeEdwards55.
Drop-in Hours: MF 10:00–11:00am
Amna Haider (she/her) is a senior double majoring in International Relations (on the Conflict and Foreign Policy Track) and Philosophy and pursuing a Human Rights Certificate. On campus, Amna works as a Resident Assistant for the Political Matters Living Learning Community in Catlett Hall. When she's not in the dorms, she serves as an Honors Writing Fellow, a University Lecture Committee member, the President of the Walk-it-Out Multicultural Fashion Show, and as the founder/President of the new peace activism student organization called Peace by Peace. Off campus, Amna interns with the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council where she helps bring weekly speakers to the Iowa City community to speak about global issues. Some of Amna's favorite classes offered by the Political Science department include Diplomacy Lab, Honors Seminar on the Study of Politics: Statecraft and World Order, and International Courts.
Drop-in Hours: F 11:00am–1:00pm
Carolina Herrera is from Tiffin, Iowa studying International Relations with a minor in German. Since her freshman year at Iowa she has been actively involved with the United Nations Organization at Iowa. As a sophomore, with the help of other current members, she revamped the club and better expanded its reach on campus. Within the same organization she has served as the Events Coordinator, President, and is currently a Student Advisor. Additionally, she served as the Midwest Campus Fellow for UNA-USA and was an intern this past summer for the Embassy of Mexico. Other organizations she has been involved in on campus is Young Life College where she was a leader, she was a Fellow for the Joe Biden Campaign and the Treasurer for Students for Biden, as well as a Research Assistant for an Iowa Caucus Research project under the vigilance of a professor. After graduation, Carolina hopes to attend graduate school and work for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, or any other governmental affairs.
Drop-in Hours: Th 11:00am–1:00pm
I am a political science third-year from Council Bluffs, Iowa and serve as the President of the Undergrad Political Science Association and a member of the Student Judicial Court. My goal is hopefully one day go into the U.S. Foreign Service or to work within other comparable agencies or NGOS.
Drop-in hours: T 1:00–3:00pm
Jack Kamp is a fourth-year student at the University of Iowa and is double majoring in Political Science and History. After graduation, he is interested in attending law school and/or graduate school to study American history. He has been active on campus with University Democrats, Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, the Iowa Historical Review, and UISG Student Judicial Court.