Michelangelo Landgrave is a doctoral student at the University of California, Riverside. His research focuses on representation and legislative studies. In addition to his academic research, he regularly publishes policy briefs on immigration policy. His research has been cited by such media as the Washington Post and the Hill. He will use his award from the Fund for Latino Scholarship to fund research related to his dissertation. His dissertation develops a new theory of legislative discrimination using experiments with political elites.