Janessa L. Vargas (She/Her)

Student, Columbia University
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About Janessa L. Vargas

I'm an Ethnicity and Race Studies/Political Science double major at Columbia! I'm interested in immigration studies, interdisciplinary political science research, and community organizing work. 

I am a/an:

Undergraduate Leadership & Research Scholar


Columbia University

Laidlaw Cohort Year


Research Topic

Education Ethnic & Racial Studies Politics

Area of Expertise

Diversity and Inclusion Humanities Politics Social Sciences

I am from:

United States of America

I speak:

English Spanish

My hobbies/interests are:

Art Cycling Film & TV Meditation Music Politics & current events Running/jogging Spirituality Volunteering Writing/blogging Yoga

I am open to participating in mentoring/buddy programmes


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Recent Comments

Jun 19, 2023

1. I am beginning to write a paper, starting with connecting different works within the body of scholarship that I am currently reading through. My faculty mentor has been instrumental in helping me conceptualize what this paper will look like and what I can do moving forward, whether that is presenting at conferences or submitting to journals.

2. As for the second question, it's one that's always on my mind. I think in the greater sense, my research matters because it will be relevant and useful in the near future. Due to the fact that I'm researching legislation that is currently being enacted or introduced into state legislatures, making sure that I'm paying attention to the news has been an interesting part of my research and one that I'm not sure is so common in all areas of academia. But it's been exciting!