Val Cheney

Hey everyone! My name’s Val and I’m currently a senior at the University of Pittsburgh studying Political Science with a minor in Italian. Throughout my time at Pitt, I have been narrowing my focus on topics related to International Relations. Over the past four years, I have developed a strong passion for issues relating to international security, which has ultimately led me to fulfilling a concentration in Peace, Conflict, and Security. Throughout this page, you’ll be able to learn more about my course history, my experience abroad, other outside experiences that have all played an integral role in shaping who I am and where I see myself in the future. After graduating, I plan to attend law school and continue working with organizations committed to defending good governance and keeping communities safe.


  • 20212018


    Political Science

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    Italian Language

  • 20212018

    Global Studies Certificate

    Peace, Conflict, and Security

  • July 2019May 2019

    Study Abroad

    Rome, Italy

Co-Curricular Engagements

  • Work Experience

    Senior Digital Relational Organizer at Main Street One

    September 2020 to Present

  • Internship Experience

    Intern at Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group

    September 2020 to March 2021

  • Research Experience

    Research Assistant at The Ford Institute

    September 2019 to April 2020

Awards and Achievements

  • 2021
    Graduating Summa Cum Laude
  • 2019
    Maria S. and Herbert G. Constant Award
    A scholarship from the Department of French and Italian to study abroad in Rome