Jonathan Cervas

Jonathan Cervas … applied and was accepted to graduate school [at UCI], where he would build out the roots of what has become a career-long obsession with redistricting and the effects of gerrymandering. He began studying with [Distinguished Professor] Bernard N. Grofman, a noted political scientist and redistricting expert at [UC] Irvine who “changed my life,” according to Mr. Cervas. In particular, Mr. Grofman encouraged Mr. Cervas’s interest in gerrymandering as well as geographic information systems, sophisticated mapping software that can incorporate reams of data.

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