Justin Lang is a rising junior at Belmont University where he is pursuing a dual degree in Psychology and Sociology. He was drawn to the Children’s Defense Fund by the organization’s efforts to address the holistic needs of children.  As a research intern in CDF’s policy department, Justin has had the opportunity to explore each of CDF’s priority policy issue areas, giving him a broad understanding of different aspects of the public policy process. Upon graduation from Belmont, Justin’s goal is to pursue a graduate degree in Sociology and Education Policy to work toward creating better K-12 schooling opportunities and closing the achievement gap.