Payton Little is a global health and public policy double major, and Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies minor. On campus, she participates in Varsity Track and Field, Embark with the Sanford School of Public Policy. Over the summer Payton participated in an internship with the Margolis Center for Health Policy where she performed qualitative research on end of life health care decision making. She also participated in as a Political Engagement Project fellow through the Duke HART Leadership program . After Payton graduates, she will take a gap-year to hike the Pacific Crest Trail and work for a Duke research center in the fall of 2023. In the spring of 2024, Payton will be working for the Peace Corps where she will be assisting the implementation of policy to protect women’s reproductive health rights.
Honors Thesis: The Health Policy Puzzle of Gender Affirming Care: Healthcare Policies In North Carolina as a Case Study
Faculty Advisor: Professor Kathryn Whetten