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Beth

Fry

Graduate Student
Cornell Institute for Public Affairs
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Biography

Beth is a second-year master's candidate in the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs, concentrating in Government, Politics & Policy. Her policy interest areas include communities and neighborhoods, their intersection with race & racial identity, and its effects on American public policy & politics.

Prior to enrolling at CIPA, Beth spent a year serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA at the Ohio Fair Lending Coalition in Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated in 2017 from The Ohio State University's John Glenn College of Public Affairs with a Bachelor's of Science in Public Policy Analysis and minor in Inequality & Society. While at Ohio State, she was a member of Students for Education Reform and selected to participate in the Washington Academic Intership Program as a John Glenn Fellow. 

Her professional experience includes internships at the City of South Euclid (Ohio), Ohio Department of Higher Education, and Partnership for Public Service in Washington, DC. She is also the co-founder of The SEL Experience Project, a grassroots organization in her hometown dedicated to dispelling myths surrounding the community's diverse public schools and advocating for contemporary integraton efforts.

Beth currently serves as the secretary for the Cornell Public Affairs Society and treasurer of Women in Public Policy. 

B.S., Public Policy Analysis, The Ohio State University

M.P.A., Government, Politics & Policy, Cornell University

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