Jose Gomez is a junior studying at Binghamton University. Throughout his college years, Jose has volunteered as a teaching assistant at Binghamton’s American Civic Association and also involved himself as a graphic designer in the city of Binghamton’s local elections. As a McNair Scholar, he has involved himself in multiple independent studies across multiple disciplines. Jose is passionate about research and the process of discovery. Majoring in political science, he is interested in studying issues of representation including public opinion, money in politics, and voter disenfranchisement. Jose hopes to pursue a PhD in American Government at a top research institution.