Sydney Carr, University of Connecticut
Sydney Carr is a student in the honors program at the University of Connecticut, majoring in political science and minoring in Africana studies. Sydney currently serves as the president of the University of Connecticut’s chapter of the National Council of Negro Women, as well as a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Senator in the undergraduate student government. As a Dean’s list scholar, Sydney has had a wide range of research and internship experiences. In her most recent role, she served as a congressional intern in the United States House of Representatives in the office of Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (NM). Additionally, she conducted research last summer at Michigan State University under the guidance of Dr. Corwin Smidt on a project that examined voters’ attitudes toward female political candidates. Sydney’s research interests include the representation of women and minorities in politics, with a specific focus on African American women political candidates and elected officials. Sydney has presented her research findings at conferences and symposiums, including the 2016 Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists and the 2016 Michigan State University Mid-SURE Research Symposium. After her graduation, Sydney plans to enter into a dual-degree JD-PhD program that will allow her to merge her interests in political science and Africana studies.