Aryssa Harris, Beloit College
Aryssa Harris is a rising senior at Beloit College majoring in political science and sociology with a minor in Spanish. As a head resident assistant, a Ronald E. McNair Scholar, a two-year president of Black Students United, and a student representative serving on Beloit Colleges Board of Trustees, she shows that she takes initiative and has a passion for leading. As a Ronald E. McNair Scholar, Aryssa has conducted research with Dr. Rongal Watson at Beloit College on the disparate impact of mass incarceration on black males, in relation to the War on Drugs. Aryssa’s research interests include comparative politics, public policy, and racial and ethnic politics. After graduation, Aryssa plans to pursue a dual degree in J.D./PhD in political science and would like to use her political science knowledge to represented underrepresented individuals in legal settings. Aryssa also plans on running for political office at some point in her career.