Meet Mario Guerrero, 2018 First Generation Scholar in the Profession

Mario Guerrero is an associate professor of political science at Cal Poly Pomona. His research includes work on emerging communication technologies, voting and elections, and other facets of political behavior. Dr. Guerrero is especially dedicated to mentoring undergraduate research at Cal Poly Pomona, having advised over 200 senior thesis projects in the last five years. For this work, he was named Outstanding Faculty Advisor for Cal Poly Pomona in 2016. He has served as the past president for the American Political Science Association’s Latino Caucus, a member of the Western Political Science Association’s Executive Council, a Ford Foundation Fellow, and RAND Faculty Leader.

About the APSA First Generation Scholar in the Profession Travel Reimbursement Grant
In 2015, the APSA Executive Council approved a new standing Committee on First Generation Higher Education Scholars in the Profession, parallel to the existing status committees on Asian-Pacific Americans, Blacks, Latinos y Latinas, LGBT Individuals, Women, Graduate Students, and Contingent Faculty in the Profession. The goal is to bring focused attention to the ways in which class, economic inequality, and mobility can affect political scientists’ ability to thrive educationally and professionally, perhaps throughout their careers. Learn more.