Eva Michela Polovina

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Class of 2025
2023 Percy Undergraduate Grant

Eva Michela Polovina is a second-year at Berkeley majoring in Legal Studies. She eventually wishes to pursue law school. Her passion for immigration law developed from learning about the injustices of the immigration system and observing the sentiments driving the anti-immigration movement. In the future, Eva hopes to learn more about the different legal fields and American legal history.

I explore how immigration law and the political climate affect international students’ decision to attend university and stay in the country after graduation. The research is a comparative study of the U.S. and Canada. I also explore whether the results are different for STEM students and if the immigration law incentivizes people to major in STEM. Lastly, explore whether the country’s stance towards immigration fosters a sense of belonging and how it affects the students' decision to stay in the country once at the university.

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Major(s): Legal Studies