Patrick Cowley holds a MA in philosophy with a specialisation in political and legal thought. His master thesis explores the political theory of universal basic income, examining its relationship to moral duties. Patrick’s overarching research interest is the complicated relationship between theory and practice -- specifically, how we are to reconcile public life with the insights of political and moral philosophy. To this end, he is very interested in the philosophy of public policy and law. Prior to developing Politics Camp, he has designed programming for Debate Camp for five years.
Kelsey Schott recently completed a Master's Degree in Communication Studies from Ball State University. For Kelsey's final capstone project she designed a website to serve as a political communication resource guide for new, local political candidates. Previously, Kelsey was the Debater in Residence at Eastbourne College in the UK where she taught politics and public speaking, and ran the debate and MUN program. Kelsey completed her undergraduate education at Simpson College with degrees in Political Science and Religious Studies. Kelsey's research interests have been in political communication, independent voting populations, and the relationship between religion and the US Constitution.