Anusha Mathur, C’25, entered college with a broad interest in history and political science, but her first semester classes changed her direction a bit. "I figured out that to be in interested in politics and political science doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be a political science major," she says. "I realized what I really liked about politics was the communication side of it.” She took Communication and the Presidency with Annenberg School for Communication Lecturer David Eisenhower, analyzing speeches in their historical context and examining how they relate to the modern world. She decided to major in communication.
Mathur is currently taking a gap semester to participate in the RealArts@Penn program where she is working at the Flathead Beacon in Montana as an editorial intern. She is also an associate editor for the Daily Pennsylvanian, a Pulitzer Center Reporting Fellow, and a 2025 Stavros Niarchos Foundation Paideia Fellow.
Pathways is a student series from Penn Arts & Sciences that highlights the academic journeys of students in the College of Arts and Sciences and the transformational moments that have shaped their intellectual experiences.