Politics Student to Attend Prestigious National Research Institute

We are thrilled to announce that rising Politics senior Natalia Adams has been chosen to attend the American Political Science Association’s Ralph Bunche Summer Institute, a prestigious summer research institute for rising seniors interested in doctoral study.  Natalia greatly enjoys conducting research and hopes to make valuable contributions to the political science discipline following graduation. She is primarily interested in understanding how policy affects marginalized communities both in the United States and abroad. She has previously researched how United States policy impacted the current humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and most recently conducted research on the factors that contribute to authoritarian regimes’ natural disaster policy. After graduation, Natalia hopes to attend graduate school and gain a specialization in environmental policy, as she is enthusiastic about environmental justice and believes that understanding the mechanisms behind political decisions is essential to creating lasting change.