Nadia Velasco ’25 participated in the Political Science Predoctoral Summer Institute hosted by Georgetown University on June 12-16, 2023. The competitive program offers training for students considering a PhD in political science or closely related field. Participating students meet with other undergraduate students with similar interests and interact with faculty and graduate students from Georgetown University. Applications are considered from juniors and seniors attending colleges and universities in DC, DE, MD, VA and WV, especially those from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds who are likely to contribute to political science meeting the diverse challenges of the 21st century.
Professor of Sociology Elizabeth Osborn provided Velasco’s letter of recommendation. A double major in public policy and economics with a minor in sociology, Velasco worked on a PhD proposal about constitutions in Latin America and considered what might indicate success (operationalized as human development) under a constitution.