UCSD Communication congratulates Comm PhD student Jahmese Fort, and Tashiana Osborne from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, who will be representing UCSD at the eighth annual UC Graduate Research Advocacy Day at the state capital on Wednesday, April 19th.
Jahmese Fort’s dissertation title is “Altered Participation in the U.S. Census as a Dispute to the Myth of Equal Citizenship.” Her work asks what modes of politics marginalized groups in the U.S. utilize when traditional civic participation proves unfeasible.
This year’s representatives will receive $500 each and be named as the inaugural recipients of the Jane and Jiao Fan, PhD ’94 Prize for Best Advocate for Graduate Studies through the Graduate Division. The prize will be awarded annually to each representative attending UC Graduate Research Advocacy Day to honor graduate students who are successful in marketing and communicating their own research efforts.
Both Fort and Osborne will assist in the University’s overall goal to engage with legislators and their staff about their research projects, and how and why they make a difference for the lives of Californians and beyond. The event anticipates that UC President Janet Napolitano will join to hear the stories of all UC student representatives. Past participants have been energized by this opportunity to discuss their work, as well as by meeting counterparts from around the state.
Please join us in congratulating both graduate students and in thanking them for representing UCSD at this event.