The APSA Minority Fellows Program, established in 1969, aims to increase diversity in the discipline of political science. The Spring MFP supports students from underrepresented backgrounds who are currently enrolled in the first or second year of a political science PhD program. Awards will range between $500 and $1500, depending on availability funds.
Judney Pierre is a first year PhD student in the department of Political Science at the University of California Irvine, where he studies institutions, particularly the executive branch. Judney is a Miami native and 2x alumnus of Florida International University where he obtained both his Bachelors and Masters in public administration with a specialization in policy implementation and development. Judney has experience in working for non-profit organizations and government agencies such as the US Department of Labor, the Haitian American Youth Task Force and the 5000 Role Models of America. He has also conducted research on electoral races in the 2016 elections for all 50 states while interning for Project Vote Smart. He is the author of “How E-government and Technology Can Lead to Smarter Government in the United States” (Public Administration Times) which reveals the different technological advances presidents could employ to increase responsiveness with other branches.