Kangkana Koli is a student at Eastern Michigan University majoring in political science with minors in public law and government and Asian studies. She has a strong passion for social justice issues, and advocating for change at her school. She serves as vice president of her university’s mock trial team, the director of social justice for student government, a political science tutor, and director of special events for college democrats. Beyond her campus and community engagement positions, Kangkana places a great amount of importance on academic research related to topics about developing countries and the immigrant experience in America. She is a presenter on the topic of religious extremism in developing countries at the 2017 Eastern Michigan University Undergraduate Symposium and is working on a senior thesis on this topic.
About the RBSI Program
The RBSI is an annual, intensive five-week program held at Duke University. It is designed to introduce to the world of doctoral study in political science those undergraduate students from under-represented racial and ethnic groups or those interested in broadening participation in political science and pursuing scholarship on issues affecting under-represented groups. Participants in the RBSI are drawn from a competitive national applicant pool. The RBSI Selection Committee reviews applications and makes decisions during the month of February. The 2018 program be held from May 27 to June 28, 2018 at Duke University. Questions can be directed to Annalisa Dias-Mandoly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit your application here. Applications are due January 19, 2018.