From the president

Ginger's experience with social change through business, government, and political research makes her an excellent candidate for the Newman Civic Fellowship. Ginger has been a student participant and peer mentor in UNH’s B Impact Clinic, where she helped a brewery and a food co-op measure their sustainability initiatives internally and externally. Ginger values interdisciplinary learning and cross-sector approaches to change, as evidenced by her diverse involvement. She completed an internship in 2023 with the NH Prosecutor’s Office. She spoke highly of being able to work within the judicial system and affect change in a different way than she was able to within the business sphere. She has also received multiple research grants. The summer after her first year at UNH, she completed a research project comparing Brazilian and Salvadoran public polling data to evaluate the stability of democracy in Latin America. After the French Revolution, she then worked on an Undergraduate Research Award focused on Catholic political thought. Later, she engaged in research projects on domestic violence law in New Hampshire and the effect of violence on voter choice in Brazil. By tackling diverse research topics, she’s expanded her network and her skills and broadened her scope of knowledge.


Personal Statement

I was born and raised in New Hampshire where I continue to live as I proudly attend the University of New Hampshire. Research grants from the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research have allowed me to explore academic interests under the heading of antidemocratic trends and political theory. Through these experiences, I have come to realize that my passion lies in public service at the local level. I have interned with the New Hampshire Public Defender, the Office of Senator Maggie Hassan, and the New Hampshire Judicial Branch. The issue of civil protective orders for victims of domestic violence and disparate educational outcomes in New Hampshire's public schools have come into focus as critical areas in need of reform. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to work under state authorities and non-profits alike devoted to these issues and I am eager to continue working directly with vulnerable populations as I begin my work as a tutor for the Community Literacy Center at UNH.

Ginger Schoff

Political Science

University of New Hampshire-Main Campus