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Arrington Evans

Arrington Evans (She/Her) is an undergraduate research assistant at the Research Institute for Social Equity at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She is currently a 4th-year VCU Honors student majoring in political science with a concentration in Civil Rights and minoring in the philosophy of law. Arrington has cultivated an undergraduate career filled with political, leadership, public policy, and social justice experiences. She is the first undergraduate student to graduate from Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute’s Minority Political Leadership Institute Program, a leadership and research policy program focused on improving racial equity in Virginia. She has served on the executive board of VCU Leadership for Women of Color, organizing women's rights, networking, and empowerment events on campus. She has served as Vice President and Chief of Operations of the VCU NAACP Chapter, organizing Get Out the Vote Campaigns on VCU’s campus and advocating for Critical Race Theory in education in her community. She has interned for national political and policy organizations, Lawyers for Civil Rights Under the Law, and Her Bold Move. She has also interned for the national offices of the honorable Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger and the honorable Congresswoman Jennifer McClellan. While in undergrad, her favorite classes have been Courts and Politics and Feminist Theory. After graduating from VCU, she hopes to work in either policy research or local/state politics, focusing on improving equity and political representation in marginalized communities.