Kelly Schmidt is a resident of Cincinnati, Ohio, who will proudly tell you about the city’s history and attractions. At Xavier she is a double major in the Honors Bachelor of Arts Program and History, with minors in Philosophy and Peace Studies. She is a Community-Engaged Fellow, currently serving at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, where she is a teacher and mentor for the Youth Docent Program. Kelly is also active on campus, involved in organizations such as History Club, Eta Sigma Phi, Senior Classical League, and Life After Sunday, among others. She is excited to be stepping up to serve as co-chair for Community Action Day this upcoming academic year.
Kelly is an avid history fan, and loves to share her enthusiasm and knowledge through her volunteer work at various museums and her hobby as a living historian. She has a variety of interests, such as photography, traveling, playing piano, reading, playing volleyball and softball, painting, drawing, sewing, knitting, or doing almost anything creative.
Although the details of her project are still being developed, Kelly plans to study ethnocentrism and ethnic discrimination in Poland during the summer of 2013. Specifically, she would like to explore the attitudes eastern Europeans, such as the Polish, carry towards the Jewish and Roma peoples, and how these groups react to this treatment.