Mary Fran T. Malone, associate professor in the Department of Political Science, has been teaching at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) since 2003. She specializes in Latin American politics, democratization, crime and policing, and public opinion. Because of Dr. Malone’s expertise in Latin American politics and drug policy in the region, Emily contacted her about the possibility of conducting research under her mentorship. Of working with Emily, she said, “It was great to see a student so excited to start a new research project, conduct research in a second language, and learn new skills like statistical analysis in SPSS.” Dr. Malone is an experienced mentor of undergraduate researchers, including several past authors for Inquiry. She was featured in Inquiry’s Mentor Highlights section in 2014.