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Nhat-Dang Do

Doctoral Candidatet, Department of Political Science, UC San Diego

Doctoral Candidate

Nhat-Dang Do is a candidate for the Ph.D. in political science with a concentration in race, ethnicity, and politics at the University of California San Diego. His research attempts to understand what factors induce racial and ethnic minorities to participate in politics and how these groups exert influence through lobbying. Nhat-Dang has been recognized as a California State Senate Fellow, and received two Senate Resolutions for his work in the legislature. He recently received the Presidential Graduate Opportunities for Leadership Development (GOLD) Fellowship, and was awarded the Teaching Excellence Award by his department. Prior to graduate school, Nhat-Dang graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History, with departmental honors, from UC San Diego. He is passionate about mentoring underrepresented students like him and has served as a graduate advocate for UC San Diego’s Summer Training Academy for Research Success (STARS) program since 2018.