Hometown: Southfield, Michigan
Major: Political Science
Future Plans: Law School and a Graduate Degree in Public Administration
My name is Perrin Kennedy and I am from Southfield, Michigan. In Michigan, I live with my parents and younger brother. I am currently a junior at Fisk majoring in Political Science. Political Science excites me because of the impact politics plays in the lives of others. I believe that in order to be an active citizen for positive change, you need to understand politics. I chose Fisk because of the family-like environment, their focus on developing leaders, and their mission and values. I currently hold a 3.46 GPA, and I am the recipient of the 2018 National Bar Association Gateway to Success Scholarship. In 2017, I was awarded the 3rd Annual Judge Allegra L. Walker Oratorical Contest scholarship. I am very active on the Fisk campus. I am a student ambassador, a student orientation leader, a university chapel assistant, and vice president of the Political Science club. During the summer of 2018, I interned for the Detroit based company, Quicken Loans, in their government relations division. In that role, I was actively involved in the M-1 Rail Detroit Transit project, along with several City of Detroit Revitalization initiatives. After I complete my Bachelors Degree at Fisk University, I plan to pursue a joint degree in law and public administration. My long-term goal is to serve others by representing them in local, state, and federal government.