Flavio Jimenez is a junior attending San Francisco State University, majoring in political science and minoring in Classical Archaeology. Mr. Jimenez was raised by politically active parents from El Salvador, who have been supportive of his desire to become a political activist. Born and raised In San Francisco, Flavio has been involved with various local organizations including, the Japanese National Honors Society, Meritus, and Minds Matter San Francisco. Flavio has been actively involved within the community in order to help the residents of San Francisco. Along with volunteering for these organizations, Flavio has also had the opportunity to Intern for the incumbent mayor of San Francisco, Mark Farrell. These experience have all contributed to the development of Flavio’s aspirations in becoming a United Nations Ambassador. Through the Ralph Bunche Summer institute, he hopes to gain knowledge and analytical skills that will allow him to succeed in a graduate political science program.
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 or issues of indigenous politics, sovereignty, or governance. 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 2019 program will be held from May 26 to June 27, 2019 at Duke University. Questions can be directed to Annalisa Dias-Mandoly at email@example.com.
Submit your application here. Applications are due January 18, 2019.