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Zoee Clifton is a current sophomore honors student studying Political Science and Global Studies at Temple University. At this time, she is even contemplating adding a French minor to the mix! Zoee entered Temple with 33 credits, earned from dual-enrollment and Advanced Placement courses, which enabled her to advance her standing to sophomore level. Zoee graduated in three years from a high school in rural Arkansas and continues to live in the state with her family while courses are delivered in an online format. She is highly interested in studying education policy and its subsequent influence on the quality of education between states in the U.S., as well as comparatively between countries. Zoee hopes to use her own education to better the opportunities and resources available to students in underserved regions, such as rural and low-income areas, as well as inspire students to break the cycle of poverty and achieve their dreams. In her free time, Zoee enjoys thrifting, caring for her house plants, watching Wheel of Fortune, and playing with her two cats.