French Major receives 2020-2021 APSA Minority Fellowship Program Award

McNair Scholar, Raymundo Lopez has received the significant American Political Science Association Fellowship Program award for 2020-2021. Raymundo is a double major in French and Political Science at Sonoma State University.
January 3, 2020
Ray Lopez

Ray Lopez is a senior at Sonoma State University, where his unique experience in the foster care system has led him to research the intricacies of the legislative process, equity in the electoral arena, and Latina/o politics. Double majoring in Political Science and French, he has held research positions in culturally rich settings. In the realm of political science, his research has been supported by Michigan State University, The George Washington University, and DSPolitical, LLC. His contributions to the French language appear in works for the Center for Civil and Political Rights in Togo, Africa, and France’s United Nations Development Program in Model UN. As a McNair scholar, he is studying the electoral disenfranchisement of American citizens in the Caribbean. In his PhD program, Raymundo intends to pursue an American Politics concentration and challenge his understanding of statistical modeling to provide inclusive and data-driven insights for underrepresented communities.