Carlos Manuel Santana
Undergraduate Research Apprentice
Carlos is a first-generation Latinx student at UC Berkeley in his third year, majoring in Political Science with a Minor in Chicanx Latinx Studies. Born and raised in the California Central Valley, he plans to attend law school with an interest in working in public service. Carlos has previously worked as a Policy Intern in the Office of Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín, and worked on creating a Pro-Immigration Policy Package for the city, as well as conducted research on hate crimes in California for United Against Hate (UAH) Week, an anti-hate initiative. In his work for the Democracy + Media Lab Project, Carlos is researching the political and social mobilizations of farmworker communities in the North Bay Area of California, and works closely with activists and scholars that specialize in workers’ rights. His goal is to publish a paper he is currently working on. Through his work as a research apprentice, he hopes to advocate for a more inclusive model of democracy that acknowledges different perspectives and voices.