My name is Tye and I’m a doctoral student in the Department of Political Science at UCLA. I specialize in issues of race, ethnicity, and politics more broadly, but my research examines the Voting Rights Act, voting rights, and election administration. I was born and raised in San Bernardino, CA and hold a BA in Political Science/Public Service from the University of California, Riverside (UCR), where I worked as an research assistant in the Department of Political Science and I served as a Mellon Advancing Intercultural Studies Fellow at the Center for Ideas and Society. I am currently a research fellow at the UCLA Institute for Inequality and Democracy at Luskin and am a Policy Fellow at the Voting Rights Project at UCLA. I previously served as the Voting and Redistricting Fellow at Common Cause out of their Los Angeles office and I previously interned for Cohen Research Group in Washington DC where I conducted qualitative and quantitative market research.