Ignangeli Salinas-Muniz, University of Puerto Rico
Ignangeli Salinas-Muniz is a political science major and a rising senior at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Campus. She has participated at the Organization of American States (OAS), spoken at local radio stations, and has worked with activist organizations like Diversxs. As part of Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) at Purdue University and under the mentorship of Dr. Nadia Brown, she used a mixed methods approach to determine the influence of the Trump’s administration’s policy agenda on minority women candidate’s decision to run for office. Ms. Salinas-Muniz has also worked as a research assistant on the “Media Coverage and Political Polarization in the United States” project by NYU professor Dr. Querubin. She has worked as a participative action research mentor at El Instituto Universitario para el Desarollo de Comunidades and briefly at El Instituto Nacional de Energia y Sustenibilidad Islena. She has also been an intern at a congressional office in Washington D.C as part of the Cordova and Fernos Congressional Internship Program. Salinas-Muniz is a recipient of The Hurricane Maria Assistance Program Scholarship at NYU. She has a passion for the study of political participation and hybrid regimes. Her research interests include: women and ethnic politics, comparative politics, political economy and public policy.