Alumni Perpective: Undergraduate Research

Megan Hershey '04

Ph.D Candidate
Department of Political Science
Indiana University

“Conducting independent research as an undergraduate taught me essential inquiry skills that I continue to use today, as a scholar. I learned how to ask interesting questions, explore evidence with rigor and honesty and, most importantly, I discovered that I had the potential to make valuable contributions to my field. My undergraduate research experience inspired me to pursue graduate school and laid the foundation for my dissertation field research in Kenya”.