Logan Coleman ‘15 MPA '19, of Charlottesville, VA., is the 2015 Frank C. Carlucci ’52 Scholar. A Politics major, she graduated from Princeton with a certificate in Latin American Studies. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese’ has a basic understanding of Swahili and studied French in summer 2018 in Dijon.
Twice the recipient of a Latin American Studies Sigmund Fund grant, she pursued independent research in the summers following her freshman and sophomore years. In Guatemala, she explored the effects of migration on families left behind in the village of San Mateo and, in El Salvador the following summer, post-war political ideology in territories that had formerly been under guerrilla control. Many of her interests in the region relate back to the pressing matter of gang violence in Central America – a topic she explored through independent study at Princeton. On campus, Coleman was the co-president of the Princeton DREAM Team, a group that focuses on the plight of undocumented immigrants and, in November 2013, was able to stop the deportation of an El Salvadoran native. She taught ESL (English as a Second Language) classes for adults in Trenton, N.J., through the Family Resource Center (El Centro), which is part of Catholic Charities. Logan spent spring semester 2014 as part of the Princeton program at the University of Havana.
Her summer internship was with the Department of State's Office of Central American Affairs in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. Logan’s first rotation was at the State Department's U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York. She moved to D.C. for her second rotation at the State Department’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO), which included spending 10 weeks at the US Embassy in Macedonia. Her final rotation, also in the State Department, was with PRM, the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, in D.C. and in Embassy Bogota. Logan completed her degree in 2019.