Dillion Gallagher ’23, from Seven Hills, Ohio, is concentrating in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and hopes to earn certificates in statistics and machine learning and East Asian studies. Gallagher is a Class of 2022 Dean’s Scholar in the Nations’ Service. He is most interested in creating sustainable, systemic change for those in need, both by centering the lived experiences of real people and leveraging quantitative and qualitative research for their benefit. This past summer, thanks to the generosity of the Princeton community, Gallagher served as the advocacy and public health intern at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, where he wrote internal reports on education and outreach, the impact of systemic racism on food insecurity, and how to integrate advocacy with Food as Medicine programming. He works as an undergraduate course assistant in a social entrepreneurship course headed by Professor John Danner focused on using entrepreneurial ventures to tackle hunger in underserved communities. On campus, Gallagher writes for the opinion section of The Daily Princetonian and works as a fellow for the Princeton Writing Center. He also holds positions in the campus and community affairs committee of the Princeton Undergraduate Student Government and the social entrepreneurship team of E-club.
In summer 2022, Gallagher is working for the State Department, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations.