The following student was named as 2016-2017 APSA Minority Fellowship Program recipient during the fall 2015 application cycle. These fellows plan on entering a PhD program in political science in the fall of 2016.
Alejandra Gimenez is a senior from Connecticut studying political science at Brigham Young University. She has been an undergraduate research fellow with the Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy at BYU since January 2014. Her research interests include American political behavior, public opinion, campaigns and elections, candidate emergence, and survey research methods. She and her co-author won first place in the 2015 Pacific Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) Student Paper Competition for their work on the effects of positive and negative cues on support for an increase in the federal minimum wage using a survey experiment that was fielded on the 2014 Utah Colleges Exit Poll. She has presented her work at MPSA, and in November 2015 she was selected to present at the University of Michigan’s Emerging Scholars Conference. After graduation, she plans to pursue a PhD in American Politics.
Learn more about the Minority Fellowship Program here.