Beatrice Peters Joins Business Council of Alabama for Summer Fellowship

University of St. Andrews student Beatrice Peters of Darien, Conn., has joined the Business Council of Alabama’s summer fellowship program.

The BCA regularly invites college students to experience the workings of the state’s largest business advocacy organization. “The BCA offers fellowships each year to select students as a way to expose them to the business and advocacy worlds,” BCA President and CEO William J. Canary said.

Peters is a rising sophomore, pursuing a Joint Honors degree in Modern History and English Literature. She is a sister of the Beta Alpha chapter of Alpha Epsilon Phi.

“A Business Council of Alabama fellowship is invaluable because it will allow me to gain experience with advocacy issues involving both politics and organizational structure,” Peters said. “It’s an incredible opportunity.”

Prior to enrolling at the University of St. Andrews, Peters was a student at Emerson College in Boston and took additional courses at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. She is a National Merit Scholar, and has won several awards for her short fiction pieces.

Her activities include volunteering as an operator on a national crisis hotline, as well as serving as an on-campus peer educator and student advocate. Previously, Peters served as a student member of the Violence Prevention Resource at Emerson, and as a senior editor at her high school literary magazine, Current.