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Frances Keohane

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Frances is a junior at Yale majoring in History, with a concentration in Politics, Law, and Government. An avid reader and writer, Frances has been recognized for her academic accomplishments; at Yale, she was the recipient of the Henry W. Scott Book Prize in Russian Literature for her War and Peace essay and received the Class of 1960 John Heinz Government Service Fellowship for her work in the federal government this past summer. Beyond the classroom, Frances plays club soccer, is a leader for the First-Year Outdoor Orientation Trips (FOOT), and works as a Research Assistant for a Professor at Yale Law School.

Frances went to Brearley, an all-girls High School in New York City. There, she graduated at the top of her class, receiving the Frances Arnold 1893 Math Prize and the French Prize in her senior year. She earned a perfect score on the SAT and, though her High School did not offer AP classes, received 5s on the APUSH, APLIT, and AP Calc BC exams. Throughout High School, Frances played club soccer and classical piano; she also mentored Freshmen through the Peer Leading program. When the pandemic hit in the spring of her senior year, Frances decided to defer matriculation at Yale. She spent her gap year with PEN America in their Prison and Justice Writing Program, working with incarcerated writers and students nationwide.