Margaret “Maggie” Roberts


Fall 2019 John Jay Fellow

Hometown: Grants Pass, OR
College: Seattle University
Degree: B.A. Philosophy; B.A. English Literature

Margaret Roberts hails from the city of Grants Pass in southern Oregon. A graduate of Seattle University’s Honors Program, she graduated Summa Cum Laude in June 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with Departmental Honors and a second Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. During her college career, Maggie founded her university’s Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) Society and was selected as an ISI Honors Scholar, a Hertog Fellow, a Lockwood Scholar, an AEI Honors Student, a Naef Scholar, and an Arete Academy Delegate. In 2017, during her tenure with the Fund for American Studies, Maggie interned with the James Wilson Institute in Washington, D.C. and was named a recipient of ISI’s Richard and Helen DeVos Freedom Center Leadership Award. The following summer, she interned with the Manhattan Institute in New York City where she completed research for the Institute’s Energy and Development teams. Between graduation and arriving at John Jay, Maggie worked as a research fellow for the Abigail Adams Institute doing historical research on concealed carry laws in the United States. 

Through her experience with John Jay, Maggie hopes to further her understanding of how God intends for her to use her gifts to serve his kingdom. Following her time as a John Jay Fellow, Maggie plans to attend law school in the fall of 2020 and get married in the spring. Outside of work and academics, Maggie enjoys whitewater rafting, learning German, drinking coffee, and serving on her church’s hospitality and worship teams. 

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