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Riya Kadam

Undergraduate Intern

Riya is a fourth-year undergraduate student from India pursuing a double major in Economics and Political Science. In her four years at UCLA, she has honed her passion for research specifically on issues concerning women empowerment by pursuing an independent study on feminist political theory under Professor Sissa and working on her Political Science Departmental Honors Thesis on political representation and its effects on female labor force participation in rural India under Professor Ross. She was also an editor for Aleph, UCLA’s undergraduate research journal. She loves traveling and exploring new places, and was a participant in the UCLA Political Science Travel Study Program. On-campus she has been involved in various organizations such as USAC, Bruin Review, BruinLife, and the Daily Bruin. She also worked at UCLA Residential Life as a Programming Assistant for her residential community. Ultimately, her career goal is to pursue a career in academia and work on policy issues in developing countries.