Parag Shende is a double major in political science and economics with a minor in French. He enjoys being a part of Residence Hall Association (RHA). He was Secretary for the Busch Suites Hall Government for the 2012-2013 year and is going to be the Busch Residential Council Vice Chair for the 2013-2014 year. He is a member of Rutgers University Association of International Relations. He also did research on protest politics and civil society as part of Aresty with Professor Kubik. Parag is an Eagleton Undergraduate Associate and a junior inductee into Phi Beta Kappa. Outside of school he enjoys watching sports. He is a New England Patriots fan and a New York Yankees fan. In the spring, Parag will be researching the European Union and its role in spreading democracy with Professor Ewan Harrison of the Political Science Department.