Fall 2018 John Jay Fellow
Hometown: Altamont, IL
College: Saint Louis University
Degree: B.S. Economics
Garrett Ziegler hails from the farming community of Altamont, Illinois. He graduated magna cum laude from Saint Louis University in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. During his time at SLU, he founded the Intercollegiate Studies Institute Lincoln Society and was selected as an ISI Honors Scholar. He was active in student government and his fraternity. He completed internships in the Office of Congressman John Shimkus, the Mercatus Center, and The White House.
Garrett is grateful for the John Jay Fellowship and the opportunity to integrate his Lutheran faith with republican political theory. He is cognizant of the need for 21st century statesmen to approach problems from a communitarian and traditional perspective. He is committed to learning from the great conversation of the Western tradition in order to further appreciate our cultural endowment and work to restoring the United States to its full potential.
In his spare time, Garrett enjoys running, Underwood typewriters, and reading. He plans to attend law school and possibly serve in the military.