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From left to right: Eduardo-Antonio Navarro, Stephanie Caro, Joseph Bishop, Angela Addae

Angela Addae, a native of Vicksburg, Mississippi, is a rising senior at Fisk University in Nashville, TN. She is majoring in Sociology and is interested in the social, economic, and political implications of international community development. After graduation, she would like to combine her sociological and legal interests and pursue a joint JD/PhD in Sociology.  During her time at Fisk University, Angela studied abroad at the University of Ghana-Legon where she played an active role by joining campus organizations and participating in the campus-wide Miss Legon pageant. While in Ghana, she volunteered regularly at Brothers and Sisters Serving Christ Internationally (B.A.S.I.C.S. Intl)—a faith based charity organization committed to eradicating cycles of illiteracy and poverty by educating child laborers. In her previous internship with the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Homeland Security chaired by Congressman Bennie G. Thompson, Angela worked on pertinent issues, congressional hearings, and legislative drafts. Angela is also a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, and through this fellowship, is conducting a two-year research project on the performance measurement and impact assessment of social enterprises. Angela is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and serves as the 2nd Vice President of her chapter. Additionally, she is a member of the W.E.B. Du Bois Honors Program and has served as the Vice President for the African Students Association (ASA).  She thoroughly enjoys working with children and volunteers weekly with the Boys and Girls Club and the Big Sister/ Little Sister Mentorship and Etiquette Program. Her other recognitions include receiving several merit scholarships, serving in the Student Government Association Senate, and being invited recently into the International Sociology Honor Society, Alpha Kappa Delta. Angela is thrilled about the ABF Fellowship and looks forward to an enjoyable experience working with Research Professor Dylan C. Penningroth.

Joseph Bishop, a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, is a rising senior at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. He is a political science major with a minor in psychology.  Joseph has strong interests in criminal law, protecting civil rights and liberties, and giving back to his community. While at Clemson, he has been involved with numerous activities and organizations on campus such as Clemson University’s Calhoun’s Honors College, Student Government Judicial Boards, a supplementary instructor and tutor for business calculus, and a teacher’s assistant for political science American government. He is also the secretary of the William T. Howell Pre-law Society; this organization tours law schools and has developed a mentorship program that allows Clemson University students to become acquainted with Clemson alumni in the legal field. Among his accomplishments, Joseph is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. As a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, he promotes brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for the community.  He has served the community through events such as March of Dimes, Relay for Life, and numerous other community service projects. Next fall Joseph will assume the position of President of his fraternity; he has also been accepted as a resident assistant on his campus, and as a Connections Mentor, a program that mentors incoming minority freshman students to help them adjust to college life. After graduation, he plans on going to law school to concentrate on criminal law and promoting civil rights and liberties.  Joseph is extremely excited for the opportunity to work with Professor Steven Daniels and to research the legal system.

Stephanie Caro, a native of Oak Park, Illinois is a rising senior at Stanford University. She is pursuing a B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in Comparative and American Politics, and a minor in Creative Writing with a focus on poetry. Stephanie is particularly interested in issues of democratic development in developing countries, social justice theory, and the role of law in race and gender relations. She hopes to combine her interests to write a senior honors thesis on civil rights issues in new democracies. Previously, Stephanie has worked as a Site Director for Project Read, a student-run organization that develops reading and library programs for schools in India. She has also worked as a research assistant for the Political Science Department of Stanford University on projects relating to patterns of civil war and ethnic conflict, and international development in Liberia. Stephanie is an Associate Editor for the Leland Quarterly, an undergraduate art and literary magazine. She has also played on the Stanford Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Team for the past three years. After graduation, Stephanie hopes to attain a Masters in Public Policy or Communications and thereafter work for a couple years before attending law school. Stephanie is looking forward to returning to her hometown of Chicago for the ABF fellowship and looks forward to the opportunity to work with Research Professor Terence Halliday this summer.

Eduardo-Antonio Navarro, a native of Aurora, Illinois, is a rising senior at The University of Iowa in Iowa City where he is double-majoring in Finance and Economics. He is a member of the Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity where he is the Fundraising Chairman for all fraternal events including special events. He also serves as a Brother-At-Large, in which he acts as a mediator and serves as a source of emotional and psychological support for all male members. In addition, he was also elected as Vice-President in his Beta class. He is a firm believer in philanthropy and has collaborated with the University of Iowa Foundation in obtaining daily donations from alumni with all funds helping support school activities including: scholarships, study abroad opportunities, and research databases. He is a Student Ambassador for the Center for Diversity and Enrichment and supports many functions held by this office. This position allows him to connect with his community in a way that directly impacts future generations. He is a speaker for various student panels encouraging elementary students of diverse populations to attend college and to utilize their resources effectively. He also spends his time volunteering on a weekly basis with the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Eddie plans to attend law school and become an attorney and, eventually, a judge. He is delighted to take part in sociological research with Research Professor John Hagan this summer.

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