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Sociology Student Spotlight

Based on faculty and instructor nominations to the Undergraduate Studies Committee, each month we choose one major to feature as our “Sociology Student Spotlight.” This program recognizes the extraordinary achievements, accomplishments, and activities of our undergraduate majors.

Current Spotlight Student: Richard Patti!

Richard is majoring in Sociology, Political Science and Anthropology. He says he chose sociology because “I felt that being a sociology major would put me in a position where I would be able to spend the rest of my life helping people by solving the problems of inequality that plague our society.” Richard’s main research interests are in poverty and income inequality.

Richard studied abroad last year in both London and Granada and is planning to intern in Washington DC at the Brookings Institution next semester. He will return to Buffalo though and complete both the BA/MA in Applied Social Research in Sociology and the MA in Political Science. After that, he says he wouldn’t rule out the possibility of pursuing a PhD in Sociology.

Congratulations Richard!

Previous spotlight students

December 2016: Julia Schoonover
November 2016: Abigail Squicciarini
October 2016: Natasha Clark
May 2016: Madison Trammell
April 2016: Tom Siskar
March 2016: Laurice Wilbert
February 2016: Charles Decarlo
January 2016: Alejandro Corona Espinosa
December 2015: Katie Flynn
November 2015: Kristin Waldby
October 2015: Bridget Scott
May 2015: Zoe Bandes
April 2015: Emily Schmid
March 2015: Olivia Frank
February 2015: Sarah Hussain
December 2014-January 2015: Brandon Noga
November 2014: Alexandra Fuerch
October 2014: Emma Frieh