Peyton Shrader is a sophomore at the University of Notre Dame majoring in Global Affairs and Anthropology with a minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). On campus, Peyton is a Transformational Leaders Program Scholar, God & the Good Life Fellow, First Generation Careers Advisory Board Member, Keough Undergraduate Advisory Council Member, and Student Government Department Member. Peyton’s research interests revolve around international development, international education, and international security. Most importantly, she is passionate about the youth and helping them grow and flourish.

As a South Bend native, Peyton became the recipient of the Jon & Sonja Laidig Community Service Scholarship through the St. Joseph Community Foundation which has allowed her the opportunity to do summer internships with non-profit organizations within South Bend. She spent her first summer with La Casa de Amistad coordinating youth programming for Latino youth and most recently, she spent this past summer with the South Bend Heritage Foundation writing a multimillion dollar grant proposal to build permanent supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness within the city. However, her first exposure outside of her South Bend bubble and the U.S. as a whole happened at the end of her first year at Notre Dame when she was awarded the privilege to be a part of the pilot program of Kellogg’s Pre-Experience the World Program. Through the Pre-ETW program she spent a month in Livingstone, Zambia working with and learning from the local people and their beautiful city. Through these experiences and the many more to come, Peyton hopes to gain a large array of research skills, hone in on her interests within research, and is truly so excited to grow in these areas through the Kellogg Developing Researchers Program.

Global Affairs