Jeremy Doran is a senior in the Liberal Arts Honors Program majoring in Government Honors and Political Communication with a certificate in Security Studies. Growing up in a very small town in west Texas, Jeremy quickly became interested in US/Mexico relations and the United States’ immigration policies.
In Austin, Jeremy has interned with a Texas State Representative as well as political advocacy organizations Battleground Texas and Focused Advocacy. During the summer of 2017, he interned with the National Immigration Forum: a nonprofit in Washington, D.C. that advocates for the value of immigrants and immigration in America. The following semester, as an Archer Fellow and intern with the US House Committee on Homeland Security, he spent his days analyzing legislation for the subcommittee on border and maritime security. From transcribing briefings to preparing congresspeople for markups, he learned that international affairs and American immigration are inextricably intertwined. In the summer of 2018, Jeremy traveled to London to study the US/UK security dynamic with the Clements Center for National Security.
During the 2018-19 academic year, Jeremy will be a Clements Center Undergraduate Fellow and a Brumley Next Generation Scholar. He is looking forward to utilizing both of these experiences to further research US immigration and the US/Mexico security relationship. He will also spend the year writing an undergraduate honors thesis in the Government Department. Specifically, he is interested in researching the United States’ role in Mexico's enforcement of its southern border in the years since 2014. Looking forward, Jeremy plans to attend graduate school to study foreign affairs and security studies.