Lisa Kennedy is a student at Georgetown University with majors in American Studies and Government. In her American Studies thesis, she hopes to explore how rural identity is manifested in modern country music. After graduating from Georgetown, she plans to attend law school.
Lisa was born and raised in Rhinelander, WI, where she developed a passion for the study of government and American culture through her academic pursuits and involvement in her local chapter of the League of Women Voters. At Georgetown, she serves as the Director of Community Engagement and Professional Development for the Georgetown Scholars Program, an organization for first-generation low-income students. She is also a fellow with the Laidlaw Undergraduate Leadership and Research Program, where she studies elite postsecondary attainment among students from rural areas. She is very excited to apply this research interest in her position as a Rural Advocacy Intern with RSC, where she hopes to create a postsecondary toolkit for rural students.