Annual Report

The Change Agent

Roseangela Hartford ’18

About

“My entire experience at Ursinus has been to not just find out who I am, but what it means to be in my position,” Roseangela Hartford says. A semester stint in Washington, D.C., allowed her to fully realize that. Through a James G. Fulton and J. Steele Gow political fellowship, Hartford worked for a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C. learning about the economy, good government, foreign policy, environmental movements and leadership. She attended two congressional briefings a week and attended a progressive conference with legislators from all over the U.S. who came together to talk about women’s rights, environmental issues and wage inequality. She also published an op-ed about how schools can help students facing housing uncertainty. Next up: the college’s Peace Corps Prep program and a career advocating for human rights. “I’ve had amazing professors and academic advisors who helped me lay the groundwork and get me to think about difficult topics. There is something about the professors here and the way they connect with students that is very different.”