Kesicia A. Dickinson joined the Ph.D. program at Michigan State University in the Fall of 2017. She received a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Jackson State University in the Spring of 2017. Before joining the Department of Political Science at MSU, she worked for a Mississippi-based civic engagement organization where she organized statewide GOTV campaigns and conducted quality of life surveys in rural communities. Kesicia is a 2018 APSA Minority Fellowship Program Fellow. She is interested in American Politics– specifically, race and ethnic politics and political behavior.
Kesicia plans to pursue a career in academia while remaining active in community engagement and social advocacy. She hopes to create and strengthen existing pipelines that connect persons of color to political science doctoral programs.