Avery Hill ’16: Preparing for a career of public service
Major: Economics (Public Policy track)
Hometown: Westminster, MD
Path: Political arena
Avery Hill has always stayed on top of news and current events. His early love of politics was nurtured by a grandmother who took him to political meetings and rallies in Washington, D.C. “I’m lucky enough to have a family that has helped me grow my passion – as unique as it may be,” he says.
“At that moment, I realized that one individual or piece of policy can transform an entire nation."
During his first visit to Bryant, Hill could imagine himself walking the brick pathways to class each day. “After a tour, I met with an academic advisor who showed me that I could shape my own education through majors, concentrations, minors, and different tracks,” he says.
An Economics major who chose the Public Policy track, Hill decided to minor in Entrepreneurship after taking part in the First-Year Gateway program. “It felt great to approach problems with innovative solutions and create something from scratch,” he says. “It seems most Bryant students have the entrepreneurial spirit, creating small businesses, startup organizations and clubs, and more.”
Hill worked with the Amica Center from his first semester to narrow his career goals. He already has a robust résumé that includes working in the office of a congressman, where Hill was asked by a policy analyst to help review the American Jobs Act prior to Congress voting on it. “At that moment, I realized that one individual or piece of policy can transform an entire nation,” he says.
In 2013, Hill was recognized with The Penny Stone Emerging Leader Award. Among his many co-curricular involvements, he is president of the Community Activism and Leadership Organization, reflecting his goal of becoming a public servant. In that respect, he has big dreams.
“Without a doubt, I am preparing myself to one day become the president of the United States,” he says, “and I’m going to do everything in my power to reach this goal.”