Rachel Torres (MFP 2017-18) is currently a third-year graduate student at the University of Iowa in the political science department, focusing on the study of race and ethnic politics. She graduated from the University of North Texas in 2016 with a BA in political science. Rachel was previously a McNair Scholar and participated in UNT’s National Science Foundation sponsored research experience for undergraduates on conflict and peace studies. Rachel has presented her work at the Midwest Political Science Association’s 2016 and 2018 annual meetings, as well as the Western Political Science Association’s Spring 2018 meeting. The Fund for Latino Scholarship award will allow her to present her work at the 2018 APSA Annual Meeting and to attend the 2018 Latino Politics Workshop.