Sydney Carr is a joint Public Policy and Political Science PhD student at the University of Michigan. Prior to coming to Michigan, Sydney earned her B.A. in Political Science and minor in Africana Studies from the University of Connecticut’s Honors Program. She participated in two summer research programs during her time in undergrad- the Summer Research Opportunities Program at Michigan State University as well as the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute at Duke University. Sydney is also the award recipient of several awards and fellowships including the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, the American Political Science Association Minority Fellowship as well as the University of Michigan’s Rackham Merit Fellowship. Broadly, her research interests include American public opinion, race and ethnic politics, gender and politics, and voting behavior in the context of congressional and presidential elections in the U.S.