Kangkana Koli, Eastern Michigan University
Kangkana Koli is a student at Eastern Michigan University majoring in political science with minors in public law and government and Asian studies. She has a strong passion for social justice issues, and advocating for change at her school. She serves as vice president of her university’s mock trial team, the director of social justice for student government, a political science tutor, and director of special events for college democrats. Beyond her campus and community engagement positions, Kangkana places a great amount of importance on academic research related to topics about developing countries and the immigrant experience in America. She is a presenter on the topic of religious extremism in developing countries at the 2017 Eastern Michigan University Undergraduate Symposium and is working on a senior thesis on this topic. She plans to pursue this research in her graduate studies in the hopes that she can contribute to the formation of a positive relationship between the U.S. and its international counterparts, as well as advocate for immigration policy reform in the U.S.