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Meet Minority Fellowship Program Recipient Jesse Lopez

The following student was named as 2016-2017 APSA Minority Fellowship Program recipient during the fall 2015 application cycle. These fellows plan on entering a PhD program in political science in the fall of 2016.

Jesse Lopez is currently an undergraduate student at the University of California, Berkeley. He will graduate in Summer 2016 with his BA in political science. He holds an Associate’s Degree with high honors from Santa Monica Community College. Jesse has served as a research apprentice on a project involving the role of gender stereotypes in California elections, and has conducted independent research at APSA’s 2015 Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI). He was then invited to present this research, which focuses on the relationship between race, ethnicity, and retrospective voting, at the 2015 APSA Annual Meeting in San Francisco. He has also spent a semester at Sciences Po in Paris, building a broader understanding of political behavior. He plans to focus his graduate research on the role of racial identity in people’s political perceptions and behaviors.

Learn more about the Minority Fellowship Program here.