Rodolfo Solis, Wabash College
Rodolfo Solis is a Pharr, Texas native and is currently a third year student at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. At Wabash, he is majoring in both political science and Spanish with a specialization in American politics and international relations. During his sophomore year, he was elected as president for a student organization, known as Unidos Por Sangre which serves to represent the Latino population among the student body. His area of research interest is on migration, both internal and external. Rodolfo, therefore, assessed the relationship between drug-trafficking organizations (DTOs) and migration trends while he participated in the NSF-REU program. He is to present his results for the NSF-REU project at the 75th annual MPSA conference program in April 2017. At the moment, he is coauthoring an encyclopedia entry for a forthcoming book called, Latinos in the US Political System: An Encyclopedia of Latinos as Voters, Candidates, and Office Holders. In the future, Rodolfo plans to pursue a doctoral degree in political science with a focus on immigration and, ultimately, teach at the collegiate level.