Hello! My name is Josephine Neulen and I am a senior Government and International Politics student at George Mason University. My OSCAR research focused on populism and right wing extremism in Europe, specifically France, Germany, and the UK. I have always been fascinated by these sorts of movements and why people support them, especially when they happen in large waves. As a German and French native, this research was fascinating since I could try to explain a recent phenomenon by comparing data to the cultural context I was familiar with. I was incredibly lucky to have been supported by my university and great faculty to pursue my interest. This summer I truly learned what Political Science is-- yes, I said Science-- and how to structure my research and find data to support or refute my hypotheses using the right methodology. I got to be a student for a whole summer, learning about Logistic Regression, coding, LaTeX (no, not the material-- the document preparation system), and how to turn a simple interest into scholarly work.