Internship Student Award Current Award Recipient

Danyale Kellogg is a Midland, Texas native and a senior at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas where she majors in History and minors in International Studies and German. Before interning with The Charles Group, she interned with the US House of Representatives- Office of Congresswoman Diana DeGette, the Texas Legislature- House Committee on Human Services, and with the US Department of Homeland Security- Homeland Security Investigations SAC El Paso through the Secretary’s Honors Program. She has also studied abroad at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea and Universidad de los Andes in Santiago, Chile. Danyale is an alumna of The Fund for American Studies’ Institute on Economics and International Affairs and Institute for Leadership in the Americas. She also is a Texas Civic Ambassador with the Annette Strauss Institute at the University of Texas at Austin.

On campus, she works as a paid intern with Southwestern’s Free Speech and Civil Discourse Program, sits on the University Honor Code Council, and is involved with the mock trial team and German club. She is also a Hatton W. Sumners Foundation Scholar, has made multiple appearances on the Dean’s List, and has been in Student Government. In her free time she likes to practice Chinese and Korean, go to the gym, read popular war history books, and keep up with current events. She is currently completing independent studies on German war narratives in the 20th century and German Foreign Policy, working towards presenting a previous research project on German security policy post-9/11 at undergraduate conferences, and writing her history capstone on the Chinese intervention in the Korean War. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school before pursuing a career in national security. She is specifically interested in studying nuclear security, intelligence, US defense policy, East Asian international security cooperations, and cyber security.