Avery D. Pearl is a student at Augustana College, in Rock Island Illinois majoring in political science and Africana studies. Vice President of his college’s NAACP chapter, Avery has worked to improve the social life of all disenfranchised people on campus and create an environment which embodies diversity and inclusion. He is the president of his campus’s Multicultural Men’s Association, works on the college President’s Student Advisory Council, on his institution’s Sexual Health and Violence Prevention Committee, and has created multiple workshops focused on perspective and diversity. Within his community, Avery has coordinated panels on diversity, voter registration drives, worked on political campaigns and enacted programs such as youth library card registration days within impoverished communities. Avery is a firm advocate for those who are disenfranchised, who feel as though they have no voice.
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.