APSA Minority Fellowship Program Spring Applications Due March 15 – Meet MFP Fellow Daisy Vazquez Vera

Apply Now for the APSA Spring 2019 Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) — Deadline for applications: March 15, 2019

The APSA Minority Fellows Program, established in 1969, aims to increase diversity in the discipline of political science. The Spring MFP supports students from underrepresented backgrounds who are currently enrolled in the first or second year of a political science PhD program. Awards will range between $500 and $1500, depending on availability funds. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the APSA Minority Fellowship Program.

Meet Daisy Vazquez Vera, 2018 APSA Minority Fellowship Program Recipient

Daisy Vazquez Vera is a PhD student in the political science department at UCLA. She is a Eugene V. Cota-Robles and 2018 Ford Predoctoral Fellow. She graduated from UC Irvine with a BA in political science and Chicano/Latino studies. Daisy is broadly interested in immigrant representation and integration with a focus on state legislative politics and policy. Her current work studies how advocates and non-profit organizations mediate the representation process for immigrant constituents and how legislators respond to the needs of immigrant constituents. Her previous work examines the impact of institutional practices that support educational equity for undocumented immigrant college students and the legislative process and implementation of state-level immigrant policies. Daisy is eager to continue her passion for teaching and mentorship while conducting research that will empower immigrant communities.