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Mayson OBrien

Brumley Scholar |

Mayson OBrien is a rising senior studying International Relations and Global Studies with a specialization in European and environmental studies. Her research interests center on global environmental policy and environmental issues of distribution. She is particularly passionate about critically assessing the ways in which certain environmental policies disadvantage marginalized groups. In 2019, Mayson conducted research on various forms of environmental policy and the potential for their application in democracies, which was published in the Yale Review of International Studies. Mayson hopes to pursue a career in public service in order to help ensure that environmental policies benefit society in equitable ways. In order to achieve this goal, she plans to attend law school after her undergraduate studies and specialize in international environmental law. Outside of her studies, Mayson serves as the president of Noteworthy A Capella, a nationally competitive musical group, and enjoys performing on and off campus. Mayson looks forward to participating in the Brumley Next Generation Scholars Program and is excited to gain practical experience working through policy issues with a group of exceptional individuals.