Isabel Light ’19

Isabel is a politics major from Mount Vernon, Iowa.


Cornell Fellow in Political Science

Global Zero | Washington, D.C.

Week 8:
So Long, Farewell


September 27, 2018 | My internship with Beyond the Bomb/ Global Zero is officially over! Well, sort of… I was offered a part time field organizing position with Beyond the Bomb though the mid-term elections! This means that I get to continue campaigning against nuclear war and weapons from afar, as I return to Cornell. This is such an […]

Week 7:
Spies and Hurricanes


September 19, 2018 | This past week has been filled with conducting target candidate research and constantly refreshing my weather app to see if Hurricane Florence was going to turn north towards the DC area, luckily, we did not experience any bad weather in the area. Between those two main occupants of my time, I have gotten to take […]

Week 6:
Busy and Eventful


September 8, 2018 | If any of you have been paying attention to the news, this week has been an eventful one for the United States, to say the least. I feel as though I have whiplash from trying to keep track of the ongoing political events in addition to my responsibilities and assignments in the office. It seems […]

Week 5:
Recovery


September 1, 2018 | This week the field team has been in recovery mode now that the Action Lab weekend has successfully been completed. Although it was a wonderful experience of learning from the training and other volunteers, I was thoroughly exhausted, along with the rest of the field team. So much so, that we collectively decided to come […]

Week 4:
Action Lab


August 26, 2018 | As I reach the halfway point of my fellowship and reflect upon the experiences I have gained as a result of this opportunity, I have learned so much about myself and the field of political activism and advocacy. Many of these things lessons have occurred unexpectedly, (as do many things in life) but have proved […]

Week 3:
Protests and Signatory Bios


August 19, 2018 | This week has been bookended by unintentional visits to the White House (once for a protest and once because I was lost), while being busy with projects for Beyond the Bomb and Global Zero in between. While in the office, I have been busy with uploading photos and biographies of Global Zero signatories, as I […]

Week 2:
Getting into the loop


August 13, 2018 | As my second week of working at Global Zero comes to a close, I have found myself gaining a sense of normalcy and have fallen into a routine. For a newcomer, trying to wrap one’s mind around all of the varying initiatives, policies, and calls for activism that Global Zero/ Beyond the Bomb backs is […]

Week 1:
Assimilating to Washington, DC


August 8, 2018 | Welcome to my blog, where I will be documenting my experience as a field organization intern for Global Zero/Beyond the Bomb. You will be provided with a detailing of my experiences and probably laughable events that happen to my life during the span of 8 weeks, where I will be here in Washington, DC, gaining […]