PEP Welcomes Spring Policy & Advocacy Intern

Zade MutwalliPublic Education Partners is pleased to welcome Zade Mutwalli to the team as our Spring 2020 Policy & Advocacy Intern.

Zade is a senior Politics and International Affairs major and Middle Eastern and Islamic studies minor at Furman University, and will be a valuable asset to our team this legislative session.

Learn more about Zade in his own words:

My name is Zade Mutwalli and I am a senior at Furman University who will be serving as PEP’s Policy and Advocacy Intern in Spring 2020. I am 21 years old and from Louisville, Kentucky. I am a huge fan of horse racing, especially the Kentucky Derby. I love exploring South Carolina, and I’m excited that this internship will take me all over the Upstate! 

Fun facts about me: I love reading, writing, and I just got certified to go scuba diving. 

Why I chose PEP: I think that public schools are some of the most important venues for building an enlightened community. I think that I can be a great advocate for comprehensive changes to Greenville County schools that will work to the benefit of all teachers and students. 

What I want to do in life: I am planning on going to law school, and I would like to use the advantages I’ve received in my education to make a difference in the lives of others. I will work as hard as is needed in order to make my dreams reality. 

What I will be doing for PEP: I will be working closely with PEP’s Policy and Advocacy team to connect teachers, parents, and students with their legislators through PEP programs such as EdTalks and Lunch and Learns, to name a few. I will also be using my political science knowledge to report on bills under consideration in South Carolina that would impact public education.