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Presidential Graduate Opportunities for Leadership Development (GOLD) Fellowship

 GOLD Fellowship

 

The UC Center Sacramento (UCCS) hosted the Presidential GOLD Fellowship for the 2019-2020 academic year. This program offered doctoral-level graduate students in any academic discipline an opportunity to spend a quarter, semester or summer term in residence or virtually in Sacramento for the purpose of conducting public policy research on issues germane to California, engaging with state policymakers, and supporting undergraduate education at UCCS. Fellowship recipients received support including assistance with in-state tuition and fees. Selection was based on a combination of demonstrated interest and experience in public policy and/or public service; academic accomplishment and evidence of exceptional communication skills.  At this time there is not a call for the 2020-2021 academic year due to budget reductions.

Winter 2020 Gold Fellow Recipient

Nhat-Dang Do

Nhat-Dang Do (Dang) is a PhD candidate in the Political Science Department at the University of California, San Diego.  During his time as a UCCS GOLD Fellow, Dang interned at the Assembly Office of Research and assisted them on research projects, primarily on completing their project on green energy policy and planning for research around voter turnout in California among racial minorities.

Dang led workshops for UCCS students which focused on preparation and applying to the Capitol Fellows Program and an introduction to R programming for social science research. He mentored and advised UCCS students on their research projects, particularly in policy research design and quantitative analysis.

During his time in Sacramento, Dang also collected data at the California State Archives for his own research projects and compiled and synthesized literature on racial minority political participation, and worked on creating a research design focused on minority voter turnout after new voting reforms.  Additionally, he wrote a descriptive paper regarding racial minority interest group activity in California state legislature.

Winter 2020 Gold Fellow Recipient

Nhat-Dang Do

Nhat-Dang Do (Dang) is a PhD candidate in the Political Science Department at the University of California, San Diego.  During his time as a UCCS GOLD Fellow, Dang interned at the Assembly Office of Research and assisted them on research projects, primarily on completing their project on green energy policy and planning for research around voter turnout in California among racial minorities.

Dang led workshops for UCCS students which focused on preparation and applying to the Capitol Fellows Program and an introduction to R programming for social science research. He mentored and advised UCCS students on their research projects, particularly in policy research design and quantitative analysis.

During his time in Sacramento, Dang also collected data at the California State Archives for his own research projects and compiled and synthesized literature on racial minority political participation, and worked on creating a research design focused on minority voter turnout after new voting reforms.  Additionally, he wrote a descriptive paper regarding racial minority interest group activity in California state legislature.

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