Wayne Morse Scholars

Every year, the University of Oregon Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics recognizes 25 UO students for their interest in politics and public service, their experience, and their leadership potential. These students take seminars on democratic dilemmas and democracy in practice, attend monthly luncheons with distinguished guest speakers, go on trips to watch politics in action and participate in hands-on in workshops.  

Get to know Bianca Pak, Conrad Sproul, and Emily Fowler, three CHC members of the 2018-2019 group of scholars: 

Bianca PakBianca Pak
Political Science, General Social Sciences

When did you become a Wayne Morse Scholar, and what does that mean to you? 

Bianca: I became a Wayne Morse Scholar towards the end of Fall 2018 and am currently taking the seminar class in Winter 2019. This program gives me the opportunity to learn from prominent scholars in the field, an incredible professor of politics, and an amazing group of my peers who are passionate and motivated students. The Wayne Morse Scholars Program helps me build connections for my professional career goals and supports me in my pursuit of them.   
 

What is your major, and what are your career goals? 

Bianca: I am a political science and general social sciences major with a focus in crime, law, and society. My career goal is to become a civil rights attorney for a social justice non-profit that advocates for equality within the American criminal justice system.  


What activities/organizations are you involved in on campus?  

Bianca: I have an internship with the UO Prison Education Program (PEP) which works to provide educational opportunities that are otherwise unavailable to incarcerated citizens, beginning with for-credit college courses and expanding to other enrichment programming. The UO PEP houses the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program which brings college students and incarcerated men and women together to study as peers inside prison walls. I am also an active member of the student organization Side-by-Side which works to combat the school to prison pipeline by providing campus tours and workshops to youth deemed "at-risk." Additionally, I am part of the steering committee for Carnegie Global Oregon, an ethics group on campus that features guest speakers and ethical discussions on a wide variety of social justice issues.       


Conrad SproulConrad Sproul
Political Science, Economics


When did you become a Wayne Morse Scholar, and what does that mean to you? 

Conrad: I became a scholar this year after applying in Fall Term. I was deeply honored to be selected as a scholar, as I am deeply passionate about politics and law, and because this program has been a major element in the college careers of many of the upperclassmen whom I look up to most. 
 

What is your major, and what are your career goals? 

Conrad: I am a Political Science and Economics double major, with aspirations to attend law school and practice as an attorney, and perhaps later pursue a career in public service. 
 

What activities/organizations are you involved in on campus?  

Conrad: My main extracurricular activity aside from the WMS program is debate; I am an active member of the Oregon Debate Team, and travel to 5-10 tournaments per year.


EMILY FOWLEREmily Fowler
Political Science, History


When did you become a Wayne Morse Scholar, and what does that mean to you? 

Emily: Being a Wayne Morse scholar is an incredible opportunity to partake in political events with others who are passionate about civic engagement. I knew it would help me expand upon my leadership potential, academic success, and love of politics, which was why I applied. I got into the program Fall 2018, and have thoroughly enjoyed every debate, workshop, lecture, and discussion since!  
 

What is your major, and what are your career goals? 

Emily: I’m majoring in Political Science and History, and I’m minoring in Russian studies. Before eventually running for office, I would like to work in international human rights or intellectual property law, with a focus on data protection. 
 

What activities/organizations are you involved in on campus?  

Emily: I participate in the UO Mock Trial program, and I am also the Academic Enrichment Coordinator for the Clark Honors College Student Association.  


For more information on the Wayne Morse Scholars Program, visit https://waynemorsecenter.uoregon.edu/scholars.