AboutOur PeopleGlynn Boltman
Glynn Boltman
Fellow, Class of 2026

Glynn Boltman

International Relations
Reno, NV

Glynn is originally from Reno, Nevada, where she became interested in politics after noticing her state being mentioned nationally for their importance in federal elections. Living in a key swing district gave her insight into the importance of dialogue early on, as she watched politics polarize her hometown. This is when she became passionate about having positive political discussions. Glynn began to research polarization in high school, and continues to participate in research and multiple debate organizations at Penn.

She further honed her love for politics during her gap year when she worked for a nonprofit lobbying organization advocating for Montessori schools in Nevada. During her time at the organization, she had the opportunity to communicate with schools across the state, and discuss goals with legislators, building networks that had the capacity to make badly needed changes to education in Nevada.

Glynn is an international relations major and hopes to bring her experiences in the SNF Paideia program to a global context. She loves having discussions with other people, especially with those who have a perspective different from her own. In the future she aspires to combine these interests and work in negotiations in the State department.