Graduate student in history, Kayla Daniels joins Capital Fellows

Fulbright Scholar, CSU Casanova Scholar and now Capital Fellow, Daniels continues on an award-winning trajectory

Thursday, May 9, 2024
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Kayla Daniels, graduate student in history, has been selected for the 2024-25 Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship

The fellowship brings 18 students each year to the state capitol for the 11-month program where their work will directly shape public policy, from education to environmental justice, while they are being mentored by senior legislative staff.  The fellowship offers students in the cohort a chance to hone skills, expand professional networks, and expand experience leading to a meaningful career.

“I am extremely grateful to have been selected as a Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellow for the upcoming 2024-2025 class of the Capital Fellows Program,” Daniels said. “Having this opportunity allows me to combine my research skills, writing, historical knowledge, and public speaking to make a difference in the lives of everyday Californians. I am excited to see where working in government and policy in Sacramento takes me in this new endeavor as I move forward after graduation.”

Daniels was a 2022-23 Fulbright Scholar in Canada, a CSU Sally Casanova Fellow two years ago, and a Presidential Award and Diversity Award winner at SDSU's Student Research Symposium (now S3) during her time as a grad student.

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