Jakini Ingram is a student at The Ohio State University, studying political science and African American Studies. She serves as the vice president of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Secretary of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, a Buckeye Leadership Fellow, the African American Homecoming Queen, and a First Year Experience Peer Mentor. As a Dean’s List Scholar and Morrill Distinction Scholar, Ms. Ingram is extremely passionate about dismantling the educational and legal disparities that plague her community. She is particularly interested in studying the intersection of law, race, and politics by researching minority experiences with the American political system. Following her undergraduate studies, Jakini would like to pursue a Ph.D. in American politics. She hopes to go into public policy and advocacy work on behalf of black men and women who have been dealt with unjustly in legal spaces. She is also considering running for public office. By integrating her experience and knowledge acquired through the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute and PhD degree, she hopes to bring about social change by fostering critical dialogue.
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