Nelson Quezada Herrera, Stetson University
Nelson Quezada Herrera is a first-generation, junior at Stetson University majoring in political science and English with a minor in history and a certificate in community engagement. Nelson is a Bonner Scholar and serves as the community outreach intern for the Community Education Project, a higher education in prison program. He is a member of the Phi Sigma Alpha and Sigma Tau Delta honor societies. Previously, he served as president of College Democrats, a senator in Stetson’s Student Government Association, and co-chair of Stetson University’s Floyd M. Riddick Model Senate. Nelson is interested in political psychology and political behavior with a focus on empowering historically marginalized communities. Winning a highly competitive institutional grant, Nelson took on a summer research project examining the combined effects of issue framing and identity priming on attitudes towards the Green New Deal. He extended the findings of that project for his senior research and will present his paper at the Florida Political Science Association in April 2020. After graduation, Nelson plans to pursue a PhD in political science.