2020-2021 FHSS Graduate

Diana Camilla Alarcon

Bachelor's in Political Science

What is your favorite thing about BYU?

The professors and the endless number of opportunities to get involved in your department.

What was the best learning experience you had?

Conducting my own research projects and studying abroad.

What/Who are you grateful for as you reflect on your college experience?

I am grateful for my parents, my siblings, my mentors (too many to list!!), my professors, my friends, and the CSED lab.


Rwanda/Uganda Peace Building & Conflict Resolution; BYU MUN team - Xian, China & NYC, NY; Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy Research Fellow; Fellow for the Diversity, Collaboration, and Inclusion Research Academy; Magleby Research Fellow; Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies; David Magleby Scholarship; 2nd place - Political Science Poster Conference; 3rd place Political Science - Fulton Poster Conference; 1st place Civic Engagement - Fulton Poster Conference

What's next for you?

Taking a year off to get some experience in my field and then hoping to get a PhD in Political Science. Change is scary, exciting, and nerve-wrecking. However, not only has BYU given me the skills to feel like I can work in this field, but it’s also given me the confidence that I can someday thrive and make a lasting impact in this industry.

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