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COSSPP Women's Graduate Student Network

College of Social Sciences and Public Policy

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Meet COSSPP Network Members

Hanna Hoover Marielena Dias

Two COSSPP grad students, Hanna Hoover (Economics) and Marielena Dias (Political Science) serve as graduate student members of the COSSPP Women Graduate Student Network. They are also co-PIs on a President’s Diversity and Inclusion $1,000 Mini-Grant awarded in November 2019.

The grant will fund a guest speaker on Strategies for Success in Academia in September 2019. The speaker will make a presentation open to men and women graduate students across campus, meet with small groups of COSSPP graduate students, and present a talk in one of the departments in the college.

Hoover and Dias have also been integral in planning the 2018-2019 events provided by the network. “These events—and the guest speaker—provide valuable guidance and support for COSSPP graduate students,” said Hoover. “Especially important are the opportunities for grad students to meet and hear faculty from disciplines outside their own and to connect with women grad student from those disciplines.”

Hoover is a fifth-year economics graduate student. Her research interests include behavioral economics, labor economics, and public policy. Hanna's research focuses on the impact of civil rights restoration on recidivism for prior Florida felons and analyses the mechanisms in which clemency may influence economic behavior.

Dias is a third-year political science doctoral student from Florida. Her research interests are institutional support for the European Union and national self-identification in Europe. Her personal interests are hiking and cooking.