Abel Morais

Administrative Assistant


Abel Morais graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in Asain Studies from Kean University. He is currently attending American University master’s program in Ethics, Peace, and Human Rights. While at Kean University, Abel has worked with many different resources on campus including the Holocaust Resource Center and the Human Rights Institute where he helped plan and execute events such as Careers in Diplomacy which was partnered with the United States Department of State to bring diplomats to the Kean University to promote jobs within the State Department. Abel also worked with Kean University during the 2020 election cycle to promote and increase voter registration within the Kean community. 

Abel has conducted research revolving around various issues that members of the LGBTQ+ community face. His most recent research finds the connections between genocide and conversion therapy and answers the question of “Is conversion therapy a tool for genocide?”

Working at the Lesniak Institute, Abel loves to watch people’s passions turn into legislative change. As someone who was born and raised in New Jersey, he loves to help and teach people how to understand local politics and government.

He wishes to make meaningful research more accessible to everyone in order to promote understanding of the world around them. 

The Lesniak Institute for American Leadership is exempt from tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and qualifies for maximum charitable contribution permitted by law. Our Federal Identification Number is 83-3629808.