Rodolfo Solis is a Pharr, Texas native and is currently a third year student at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. At Wabash, he is majoring in both political science and Spanish with a specialization in American politics and international relations. During his sophomore year, he was elected as president for a student organization, known as Unidos Por Sangre which serves to represent the Latino population among the student body. His area of research interest is on migration, both internal and external. Rodolfo, therefore, assessed the relationship between drug-trafficking organizations (DTOs) and migration trends while he participated in the NSF-REU program. He is to present his results for the NSF-REU project at the 75th annual MPSA conference program in April 2017. At the moment, he is coauthoring an encyclopedia entry for a forthcoming book called, Latinos in the US Political System: An Encyclopedia of Latinos as Voters, Candidates, and Office Holders. In the future, Rodolfo plans to pursue a doctoral degree in political science with a focus on immigration and, ultimately, teach at the collegiate level.
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.