Oli McCann

Oli McCann is a rising senior from Liberty, Missouri, majoring in Constitutional Democracy and English. Aside from participating in the Kinder Scholars program, she is also a 2023-2024 Kinder Fellow, a member of the Kinder Institute Undergraduate Society Leadership Council, and the Membership/Communications Coordinator for the Mizzou chapter of It’s On Us. She is an avid reader of Stephen King books, an avid watcher of Christopher Nolan movies, and an aspiring political speechwriter.

Drew Dahlgren

Drew Dahlgren is a third-year student at Mizzou from Arlington Heights, Illinois. He is majoring in Constitutional Democracy, Religious Studies, and Political Science (Pre-Law), with a minor in History. On campus, he is a member of the baritone section of Marching Mizzou and Chairman of the Washington Society, a student organization for political and philosophical discussion. Drew has taken an interest in studying the intersection of religion and politics in America and abroad, and he hopes to attend law school to pursue a career in constitutional law.

Cole Bower

Cole Bower is a rising junior from Kansas City, MO, triple-majoring in Constitutional Democracy, Political Science, and Economics. He was a member of the Kinder Institute’s Residential College and Society of Fellows and is the treasurer of Mizzou College Democrats. He currently works as finance director for a competitive State Senate race in Boone County, and previously managed a successful State House campaign in south Columbia. In his free time, Cole enjoys cheering on Mizzou basketball and playing Frederic Chopin’s music on piano. Upon graduation he plans to pursue a full-time career in Democratic politics.

Jacqueline Glenn

Jacqueline Glenn is a third-year honors student from Edwardsville, Illinois, pursuing a double-major in English and Constitutional Democracy, where her emphases are Black Literature and Law & Institutions, respectively. She loves all things pertaining to civil rights. Aside from the Society of Fellows and Kinder Scholars, Jacqueline is a member of Phi Mu sorority, a Student Ambassador for the College of Arts and Sciences, and serves as a Team Leader for Jumpstart Mizzou. After graduation, Jacqueline hopes to attend law school and eventually practice some sort of human rights law.

Isaac Yontz

Isaac Yontz is a rising junior from Columbia, MO, studying government and politics through majors in Constitutional Democracy and Economics. On campus, he was a 2022-23 Kinder Institute Undergraduate Fellow and is the current tournament director of the Missouri Mock Trial Association. Off campus, Isaac enjoys hiking and learning French. Isaac will be a Jumpstart Corps member, primarily serving in Washington D.C.’s 7th and 8th wards, during Summer 2023.

C.J. Scott

C.J. Scott is a junior at Mizzou from Aurora, Illinois, pursuing a double major in History and Economics, with a minor in Political Science. C.J. is interested in History, Economics, Politics, and Law. On campus C.J. is a member of the Undergraduate History Society. In his free time, he enjoys gaming, reading, hiking, and watching TV and movies. After graduation, C.J. plans to attend grad school for history for a career in academia or go to law school to pursue work in the public or private sector.

Elisha Schoor

Elisha Schoor is a transferred senior from Kearney, Missouri, studying Constitutional Democracy and Economics. In addition to being a Kinder Scholar, he participated in the Kinder Fellows program during AY 2022-23, authoring an essay that will be published in the Journal on Constitutional Democracy. Elisha is currently President of the Mizzou Undergraduate Society of History and an avid member of the Mizzou Model United Nations club. While unclear on the translation, he hopes to turn the skills learned as an undergraduate into a career serving the public. Outside of school, Elisha loves to play games with friends, listen to Star Wars books, and build virtual railroad lines.

Andrew West

Andrew West is a rising senior from Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He is majoring in Economics and is involved in the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity and the St. Thomas More Newman Center. He is interested in politics, philosophy, and theology and enjoys reading, weightlifting, and running. Andrew was selected for the 2022 Federal Justice Summer Fellowship for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. He intends to pursue law school after graduation.

Laura Frymire

Laura Frymire is a rising senior at the University of Missouri who grew up in Columbia with seven siblings, three of whom have also attended or are currently attending Mizzou. Laura is double-majoring in History and Political Science, minoring in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and pursuing Honors, Multicultural, and American Constitutional Democracy Certificates. She spent half of her undergraduate career as a research assistant to the previous Director of the Honors College, Dr. J.D. Bowers, while he worked on his latest book about the Maronites, an endangered linguistic minority in Cyprus. She studied abroad during Spring 2022 at the Academic Language Institute in Alicante, Spain, and spent the Summer 2022 internship cycle at the State Attorney General’s Office in Jefferson City. After graduation, Laura plans to attend law school and pursue a career in transactional, corporate law. In her free time, she enjoys journaling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Julia Bursby

Originally from St. Louis, Julia Bursby is a sophomore double-majoring in Political Science (Pre-Law) and Constitutional Democracy (Social & Political Thought). While at Mizzou, Julia has taken part in several extracurricular activities, including becoming a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society and serving as an MSA Senator. Apart from her studies, Julia enjoys painting, soaking in the sun, watching movies, and listening to her favorite bands (Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and CAKE). Ultimately, she hopes to take a few years off in between undergrad and law/grad school to join the Peace Corps, before pursuing her passions for advocacy, history, and law.