Meet MFP Spring Fellow, Tricia Huynh, University of California, Los Angeles

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.

Tricia Huynh is a PhD student in the department of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is currently studying race and ethnic politics, specifically Asian American politics, under the advisement of Dr. Natalie Masuoka. Prior to attending UCLA, Tricia graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a BA in American Politics with a minor in Communication. Her main research interests include Asian American political behavior, attitudes on immigration policy, and refugee studies. Currently, she is working on a project that studies the effect of memory and trauma on Vietnam War refugees’ opinions on immigration policy. As a first-generation college student, Tricia hopes to serve as a mentor to other first-generation scholars like her who want to pursue higher education.