Emmy Haywood is an Undergraduate Research Fellow at the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University. She is studying Economics and is expected to graduate in Spring 2025.
Her research at the CGO focuses on immigration policy. She is currently working on the question “Are immigrants patriotic?” Emmy joined the CGO because she loves being around ideas, books, and interesting, creative people. She is interested in U.S. Immigration Policy and wants to learn more about the naturalization process. She wants to improve the immigration system.
If given the chance to share one idea with the world, Emmy would highlight that humans can make choices to bring about change and alter perspectives. This awareness helps people see their ability to influence their lives and communities, extending to everyone and emphasizing universal potential for agency.
Following graduation, she is considering attending law school and studying immigration policy.
About Student Research Fellowships
Undergraduate Research Fellows at the Center for Growth and Opportunity work alongside CGO’s research staff and a worldwide network of scholars. Our fellows are integral components to the Center’s research process.
During their fellowships, undergraduate students have the opportunity to write independently as well as contribute to ongoing research. Students are guided through the research process as they help answer questions related to technology and innovation, environmental stewardship, immigration, and tax policy. CGO fellows are encouraged to share their research at academic conferences, poster exhibitions, and symposiums. Our fellows also work with the Center’s outreach team to get their research to the right people, at the right time in order to make real changes in the world.