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Florida Politics – Cristina Pimenta, Graduate Teaching Assistant, FAU and Palm Beach State College; PhD Candidate in Comparative Studies with a concentration in Culture, Society, and Politics
Cristina Melissa Pimenta
Cristina Melissa Pimenta  received both her B.A., cum laude, and M.A. in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University. As an undergraduate, she developed a passion for international law and relations, and was selected to participate in FAU’s Leon Charney Diplomacy Program. As a master’s student, she competed in FAU’s 3 Minute Thesis competition, winning First Place and People’s Choice scholarships in the Arts & Letters Heat. She was also selected by her department to receive the Rae Raskin Memorial Scholarship in Political Science. Currently, Cristina is in her third year of the CSP track and recently completed her graduate certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. In Spring 2022, she successfully passed her Comprehensive Exams. She is working on her dissertation, which focuses on religion, human rights, and American Politics. During her time in the Comparative Studies program, Cristina has served as Vice President of the Feminist Graduate Student Associate, was selected to be an Advancing Research in the Humanities & Social Sciences Fellow for Summer 2019, and won 3 Minute Thesis competition scholarships in both 2020 and 2021.