M. Shea Lamanna
Madison Shea Lamanna is a Political Science- Comparative Politics MA candidate at American University in Washington, D.C.
She was born and raised in the DC Metropolitan area. She attended Poolesville High School, a student in one of the county’s few magnet programs. She attended West Virginia University, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in Political Science. She completed the degree in three years, a member of the university’s Honors College, receiving latin honors as well.
Following graduation in May 2017, Shea dedicated a year to national service as an AmeriCorps VISTA in West Virginia. She focused on service-learning programming and highlighting the work of faculty and community partnerships in community engaged research.
At American University, Shea has served in numerous roles within the university, expanding her engagement in the American community. Her academic focus has centered on migration, citizenship, and economic development. Shea hopes to pursue a doctorate in Political Science following the completion of her Master’s degree.