Fall 2019 John Jay Fellow
Hometown: Camp Hill, PA
College: Furman University
Degree: B.A. Politics; B.A. International Affairs and History
Kevin Hills graduated magna cum laude from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, in May 2019 with a double major in Politics and International Affairs and History. During his time at Furman, Kevin was active in the University’s Housing and Residence Life as a freshman advisor and eventually as a student supervisor for this group. He was a member of the Political Thought Club, the Riley Institute, campus altar server, and regularly participated in campus sports from Club Ultimate Frisbee to intramurals. During his Junior year, Kevin studied abroad in Brussels, Belgium where he interned with a Member of the European Parliament, David Casa of Malta. Kevin also interned with the Republican Party of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State Representative Greg Rothman, the South Carolina Policy Council, and the Commonwealth Foundation.
A lifelong Pennsylvanian and resident of the Harrisburg-area, Kevin’s experience studying out of state and abroad has reinforced his passion for American history and politics. He values the role Pennsylvania has played in our nation’s history and the diversity and dynamics of political structures and beliefs that influence our federal system. Kevin plans to pursue a law degree with an interest in the US Constitution.
Kevin is eager for thoughtful and engaging discussions with his colleagues at the John Jay Institute as well as the opportunity to live in a community of young Christians. Kevin is confident that his time at the John Jay Institute will challenge, yet reinforce, his faith and embolden him to pursue his career and vocational aspirations.