Eugene La’mont Parrish
University of California, San Diego, School of Global Policy & Strategy
CLASS YEAR: 2025
Eugene La’mont Parrish is pursuing a Master of Public Policy from the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He began his undergraduate journey in the California Community College system at San Joaquin Delta College, taking courses in Political Science. During the pandemic, he worked as an AmeriCorps Member with Changeist, a youth social justice non-profit organization in Stockton, California. He decided to transfer to Virginia State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in History.
Heavily involved politically on campus, Eugene canvassed the Greater Richmond area for numerous Virginia politicians, such as the late Congressman Donald McEachin, Congresswoman Jennifer McClellan, and former VA State Delegate Lashrecse Aird. He was instrumental in planning several campus voter registration and advocacy events in partnership with the National Pan-Hellenic Council and school administration.
In addition to the above, Eugene held leadership positions at Virginia State University as President of the Kappa Psi Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha and Circle K International on campus. He also was the Social Media Chair for The Association of Political Science and was a member of the NAACP and Phi Alpha Theta. He interned at the Urban League of Greater Richmond and the Library of Congress as a 2022 Junior Fellow. Eugene plans to continue his lifelong commitment to public service by working within the Federal Government.