The University of Wisconsin–Madison is proud to announce Beth Allen as its 2021 Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellow.
Newman Civic Fellows are nominated by university presidents and chancellors for their leadership to address public issues and commitment to finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country.
Fellows will have access to a variety of virtual and in-person learning opportunities, including the national conference of Newman Civic Fellows at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts.
A third-year student pursuing honors in political science and social work at UW–Madison, Allen combines her interests in politics and voter engagement to help combat the inequities in underrepresented voter communities (STEM majors, BIPOC students and graduate students) and to make campus a more inclusive place.
Her experiences working at the Morgridge Center for Public Service and Wisconsin Governor’s Office have helped inform and reinforce her passion for voter engagement and social justice.
Allen serves as vice president on the Executive Board for the Advocates for Diverse Abilities (ADA) and is a member of UW–Madison’s Greek Life community, Chi Omega.
Through her sorority and as an incoming Panhellenic Association Justice, Allen seeks to create more inclusive bylaws and policies for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ sorority members.
The Newman Civic Fellowship is named for Frank Newman, one of the founders of Campus Compact, who dedicated his life to creating opportunities for student civic learning.
The Newman Civic Fellowship is generously supported by the KPMG Foundation. The 2021-2022 Newman Civic Fellows are an inspiring group of community-committed students who are already making an impact in communities where they live, learn and serve.