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Undergraduate student: Miles Taylor, class of 2010
Senior Miles Taylor majored in political science and international security studies. Carrying a 4.0 GPA, he was a Harry S. Truman Scholar, Herman B Wells Scholar, U.S. Senate Youth Scholar, U.S. Steel Corp. Scholar, Washington Crossing National Scholar, Louis E. Lambert Scholar, William G. Bray Scholar, and Grandmothers for Peace Scholar (awarded for work on nonproliferation issues).
His prestigious internships in Washington, D.C., included terms with the U.S. Department of Defense (2009 and 2007); the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (2008); The White House Office of the Vice President (2007); and the Arms Control Association (2006).
While in the Capitol in 2009, he conducted studies of India and Pakistan for use in national security policymaking, assisted with interagency study related to China, and researched and produced threat assessments related to international events and foreign entities. Taylor’s articles have appeared in Arms Control Today and the Chicago Tribune.
At IU, he was more than a student. He was an IU presidential intern, director and founder of Student Alliance for National Security, and member of the Board of Aeons, Trockman Microfinance Initiative, 2020 Vision, the Center for Constitutional Democracy, and Union Board.