My name is Lauren Kirchhoff. I am a third-year student at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, in the United States. I am majoring in Political Science and Public Policy. The opportunity to work as an IARS Intern will help assist me in my passions for creating and pushing for policy that will ensure an inclusive and fair society. I am looking forward to increasing my research and communication abilities to benefit the youth population and those who are underrepresented in society. I believe that it is important to learn about social responsibility and understand what individuals can do to benefit humanity. I am positive that IARS will do that for myself and others. I am excited to expand my knowledge about government systems and politics to push for a well-rounded society through policy making projects and campaigning.