Valedictorian: Michael Allain

Valedictorian: Michael Allain

Michael Allain

Rockefeller College outstanding students Michael Allain, Katie Gowing, Gina Tan, and Max Sevor all finished their undergraduate careers with a perfect 4.0 GPA, earning valedictorian status. Learn more about Michael’s accomplishments and what’s next.


Name: Michael Allain
Hometown: Floral Park, N.Y. 
Major: Public Policy and Management
Minor: Local Government and Public Finance
Awards: Distinguished Undergraduate, Penguin, Truman Scholar Finalist
 

What activities were you involved in during your time at UAlbany and Rockefeller College?

I was the Field and Policy Director for Generation Vote, and I completed internships with the Department of Health, Gaming Inspector General, and the New York State Senate.


What were some highlight experiences of your undergraduate career?

Interning and working for State Senator Kevin Thomas, staffing events, working on legislation, helping constituents (including in the COVID-era), working with Generation Vote to put on events, student outreach, and campaign activities. 


What accomplishment are you most proud of and why?

Probably my work for Senator Thomas. My coworkers and supervisors have given me the opportunity to learn and work on some important and interesting projects, exposing me to government in a way that I didn't think was possible for an undergraduate student. 


What is next for you after graduation?

I will be attending St. John's University School of Law on a full ride!