Mackenzie Graham

Throughout my time at the University of Pittsburgh, I have become progressively more interested in politics and global issues. I decided to pursue my interests through a political science major and a global studies certificate with a concentration in cultural dynamics. My courses have involved learning about different cultures, languages, and even state propaganda around the world. My studies were enhanced by a study abroad program that traveled to Spain, Morocco, and India, where I could see these three different and interesting cultures. I hope to become engaged with global issues in a future career at a government or nonprofit job.


  • April 2019August 2015

    BA in Political Science

    Political Theory Concentration

  • April 2019August 2015

    Global Studies Certificate

    Cultural Dynamics Concentration

  • April 2017January 2017

    PittMAP Study Abroad Program

    Spain, Morocco, and India

  • May 2018May 2018

    Study Away

    Vienna, Austria

Co-Curricular Engagements

  • December 2017 - December 2018

    Pitt Progressives

    Business Manager -- Responsible for budgeting money and reserving meeting rooms for the club. Assisted the executive board with planning general body meetings, political actions, and guest speakers for the club.

  • January 2016 - April 2019

    Pitt Program Council

    Committee Member -- Helped to plan, organize, and execute schoolwide events by setting up, distributing materials, and working with other students.

Awards and Achievements

  • Senior Year
    Panthers Forward
    Scholarship that rewards 150 high-achieving seniors with partial loan forgiveness and mentorship from Pitt alumni.
  • 7 Semesters
    Dean's List
    Awarded to students with a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher.