Isabel Pergande, Research Assistant

Isabel Pergande is a research assistant at the Kettering Foundation. She recently graduated from the Mahurin Honors College at Western Kentucky University with degrees in both political science and history. Pergande developed her research skills throughout her undergraduate experience, collaborating and coauthoring five pieces for publication. 

Her honors thesis combined public opinion research, jurisprudential analysis, and quantitative methodology to examine the relationship between law enforcement and the Fourth Amendment, specifically concerning no-knock warrants. 

Pergande’s research interests include how cultures of impunity affect public confidence in democracy and the role of education in promoting civic responsibility among incarcerated peoples. 

Pergande looks forward to contributing to research that empowers citizens and strengthens democracy.