I am a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the School of Politics and Global Studies and the Center for Latina/os and American Politics Research at Arizona State University. I will begin as an Assistant Professor at ASU in the fall of 2021. I am also a Leading Faculty of the Migration Group at ASU’s Global Human Rights Hub.

I earned my PhD in the Department of Government at Harvard University, where I was a doctoral fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy, and the Immigration Initiative at Harvard. My research has also received support from the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the University of California, San Diego, the Ford Foundation Fellowship, and the APSA Minority Fellows Program.

I have experience teaching courses regarding borders and immigration, survey methodology, and qualitative research methods. In 2019, I received the 2019 Derek C. Bok Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching of Undergraduates.

As a first-generation college student, I attended Rice University, from where I earned a B.A. in Political Science and Policy Studies. As an undergraduate student, I received support from the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute, the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, and the Hispanic Scholarship Consortium. I am the proud daughter of Mexican immigrants from San Luis Potosí, and I am grateful for the support from my hometown, Lockhart, Texas.