The Bryce Harlow Foundation recently selected three Johns Hopkins University Advanced Academic Programs students for 2023-2024 fellowships in recognition of their studies, work, and commitment to professional advocacy through government relations and lobbying.
As Bryce Harlow fellows, AAP MA in Government students David Artushin, Rachel Spivey, and Alexander Walker-Griffin will each receive $9,000 toward their graduate school tuition and will have the opportunity to take part in the foundation’s mentorship program.
“I am delighted that three of this year’s 28 recipients of the Bryce Harlow Fellowship are students in the MA in Government Program,” says Dorothea Wolfson, JHU’s MA in Government Program Director. “Congratulations to these exceptional students.”
The Bryce Harlow Foundation selected the awardees from more than 70 applicants who are pursuing graduate degrees in law, business, or public policy. Fellowship winners work full time, expect to pursue a career in government advocacy, and demonstrate a commitment to practicing professional advocacy with the highest levels of integrity. In addition to the monetary award, fellows are assigned mentors from the Bryce Harlow Foundation’s board of governors.
More about the AAP Bryce Harlow Foundation fellows:
- Artushin has experience running for statewide office in South Carolina and is currently the advocacy campaign manager for a nonprofit that provides mental health programs for underrepresented communities.
- Spivey is a legislative assistant with Michael Best Strategies. She conducts research and analysis, assists with communications related to key legislative, political, and regulatory issues, and performs daily operations to serve her clients.
- Walker-Griffin is a senior policy specialist at Arnold and Porter in San Francisco. Between his job and school, he finds time to serve as mayor of his hometown of Hercules, California.
Since its founding in 1985, the Bryce Harlow Foundation has helped to create “a community of lobbyists and advocates that are imbued with the highest standards for the role they play in shaping public policy that serves the public interest,” says Wolfson. “The former recipients I’ve had as students have all told me how much they benefited from the mentoring aspects of this fellowship especially and enjoy being part of a very tight-knit circle of fellow lobbyists and governmental affairs advocates.”