Abi Bernard, Cornell University
Abi Bernard is a senior studying history and government at Cornell University. Born in Haiti and raised in Michigan, she has developed an interest in comparative politics and is considering pursuing a PhD in that field. Ms. Bernard works as a research assistant in Cornell’s government department and is also a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, researching gerrymandering in mid-20th century California. Her past experiences include editing for Cornell’s historical journal as well as participating in the Mellon Mays Scholar Program at the Library Company of Philadelphia. She is actively involved in Christian fellowship, Cru, and is passionate about bringing a historically-rich worldview to the evangelical community for the sake of racial reconciliation, effective social justice, and informed political action.