Kimberly Angela Carver

  • Senior, Political Science major with a pre-law track

As a freshman, I had the opportunity to deliver the keynote address at the UWM undergraduate research symposium, which I will be presenting at again this spring. As a junior, I was elected secretary of the Phi Sigma Alpha-Epsilon Xi political science national honors society. While part of this organization, I represented the university at a national research conference in D.C. where I presented my capstone project that produced and analyzed data on how regime type impacted refugee and IDP output in African countries. I'll be representing the university again this April at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference in Chicago. For my senior year, I was awarded a grant from the office of undergraduate research to work on a project that tracks Supreme Court Justice's appearances and discusses how these appearances impact public perception of the institution's legitimacy. It has been an honor to work under the chair of my department, Doctor Benesh, Doctors Martinek and Pangburn of Binghamton, and graduate students Taraleigh Davis of UWM and Matthew Pangburn of Binghamton. As for the future, I will be attending law school in the fall to pursue my interests in human rights, constitutional, and immigration law.