Brittany Palmer is a double major in Political Science and Theater Arts at the University of New Haven. In the summer of 2015, Brittany completed an internship in the Programs Department at the Yale University Art Gallery. Here, she serviced visitors and contributed to the gallery’s logistics reports, while also assisting on a research project pertaining to community outreach procedures. Brittany co-founded a LGBTQ+ youth mentoring program named Out of the Gallery, which is hosted at the Yale University Art Gallery as of September 2015. She also currently interns at the Fire Marshal’s Office in New Haven, where she shadows fire safety inspectors and learns about the various components of keeping a building up to code.
Brittany concentrated on her passion for theater at the University of New Haven by creating a remarkable adaptation of the medieval morality play Everyman, entitled Woman, which looked at the issue of feminism and intersectionality. During the fall of 2015, Brittany also served as Assistant Director for the Theater program's production of Crisis. She also focuses on her interest for political science by working with other political science students on a WNHU radio show called PoliTic Talk. Brittany maintains leadership roles within the community, as the advocacy committee head for the University of New Haven Pride and a New Haven Promise Ambassador.
The University of New Haven’s experiential education has given me the ability to put what I'm learning into practice. This is much more than just an opportunity to extend my education beyond the page, as it allows me to gauge my passion for life in the short time that I am here.
The opportunity to engage in her studies outside of the classroom has allowed Brittany to gauge her passions and assure her of a future career path. Brittany is confident that her experiences at the University of New Haven have allowed her to discover and develop her own style of leadership, strengthen her ability to communicate well within a team setting, and foster a deterministic attitude for achievement, all of which will help prepare her to go to law school and ultimately pursue a career as a court judge.