Ignangeli Salinas-Muniz is a political science major and a senior at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Campus. She has participated at the Organization of American States (OAS), spoken at local radio stations, and has worked with activist organizations like Diversxs. As part of Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) at Purdue University and under the mentorship of Dr. Nadia Brown, she used a mixed methods approach to determine the influence of the Trump’s administration’s policy agenda on minority women candidate’s decision to run for office. Ms. Salinas-Muniz has also worked as a research assistant on the “Media Coverage and Political Polarization in the United States” project by NYU professor Dr. Querubin. She has worked as a participative action research mentor at El Instituto Universitario para el Desarollo de Comunidades and briefly at El Instituto Nacional de Energia y Sustenibilidad Islena. She has also been an intern at a congressional office in Washington D.C as part of the Cordova and Fernos Congressional Internship Program. Salinas-Muniz is a recipient of The Hurricane Maria Assistance Program Scholarship at NYU. She has a passion for the study of political participation and hybrid regimes. Her research interests include: women and ethnic politics, comparative politics, political economy and public policy.
About the RBSI Program
The 2020 APSA Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI) for undergraduate juniors interested in pursuing a graduate degree in political science will be held over five weeks from late-May through late-June 2020 at Duke University. RBSI introduces the world of doctoral study in political science to undergraduate students from under-represented racial and ethnic groups and those interested in broadening participation in political science and pursuing scholarship on issues affecting underrepresented groups or issues of tribal sovereignty and governance.
Program Dates and Eligibility
The 2020 APSA RBSI Program will take place from May 31, 2020 to July 2, 2020 at Duke University. The RBSI Recruitment Fair will be held on June 19, and the RBSI Closing Banquet will be held on July 1, 2020.
 Photos taken by Shaun King, Duke Political Science Communications Specialist