Cayla Barry


MIT Department: Political Science

Undergraduate Institution: Swarthmore College, Swarthmore

Faculty Mentor: Ariel White

Research Supervisor: Ariel White



My name is Cayla, and I am a current junior at Swarthmore College. I am a major in political science and a double minor in English literature and peace & conflict studies. My research interests include voter mobilization, the intersection of minority and LGBTQ+ civil rights, and conflict resolution in low income communities. Though my goals are not quite clear, I hope to continually understand the laws and systems that govern us in order to empower our most vulnerable populations through education.