Research Associates


João L. Coimbra Sousa – Arizona State University – LL.M. Student in Rule of Law and Governance, Faculdade de Direito Damásio de Jesus – Specialization in Criminal Law, Universidade Federal do Maranhão – Bachelor of Law.

Interests: Human Rights, Democracy, Brazil, Racial Justice, Public Security.

Additional COHA title(s): Member of Fundraising/Grant Committee and Member of Media Relations Team.






Eugenia Rosales – Universidad de San Andrés, Masters in Journalism.

Interests: Argentina, Politics, Electoral Campaigns, Women Rights.








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Olivia Anderson – Simpson College, B.A. in Applied Philosophy and Political Science.

Interests: LGBT Rights, Costa Rica, Argentina, Latin American Philosophy, U.S. Immigration Policy.

Additional COHA title(s): Fundraising/Grant Committee Manager, Social Media Manager, Head of Media Relations Team.






Katherine Lenahan – College of the Holy Cross, B.A. in International Studies with a focus in Latin American Development and a concentration in Latin American and Latino Studies.

Interests: Peru, Mexico, El Salvador, DACA, and Immigration.

Additional COHA title(s): Office Manager, Member of the Grant Committee.






Jasmin G. Chicas – University of California, Riverside, B.A. in Philosophy and B.A. in Political Science/International Affairs.

Interests:  Race and Ethnicity, Colonialism, U.S. imperialism, the Cold War, the Pink Tide, Immigration, Human Rights, Cuba, Central America, and Mexico.

Additional COHA title(s): Website Manager






Alexandra Gale – Junior at Hamilton College where she is pursuing a degree in World Politics with a focus in Latin America.

Interests: Rule of Law, Democratization, and Brazil.

Additional COHA title(s): Office Manager, Member of the Grant Committee







Keith A. Carr – George Washington University, B.A. in International Affairs, Latin American Studies

Interests: Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Democratic Institutions, Social Movements

Additional COHA title(s): WRH manager






Jehivian Alexis Hernandez – MSc, Latin American Politics from University College of London, B.A. in Political Science from University of Puerto Rico

Interets: Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, Electoral Politics, Party Systems, and Institutionalism

Additional COHA title(s): Extramural Coordinator