Research Associates

Office Manager


Erika Quinteros
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M.P.S Political Communications and Governance – George Washington University

Interests: Governance, Women’s Rights, Indigenous Rights, Andean Region, Public Policy

Other Associates

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Alex Rawley – Hofstra University, Political Science

Interests: Honduras, Guatemala, Immigration and Refugee Issues






Tobias Fontecilla – University of Essex, M.A. Political Science

Interests: Southern Cone, Bolivia, Immigration, socioeconomic inequality, human rights, voter behavior





Sheldon Birkett  Carleton University, Bachelor of Global and International Studies with specialization in Global Politics

Interests: Economics, Trade, Comparative Politics



Alexia Rauen 

Alexia Rauen – Rice University, Master of Global Affairs and a BA in Latin American Studies, Policy Studies (International Affairs), and Economics

Interests: Women’s Rights, Indigenous Rights, Guatemala, Central American Migration, Chile, Education




Sharri K Hall – Cedarville University, Bachelor of Music in Performance

Interests: Caribbean, Constitutional Law, Human Rights, Politics, Immigration and Policy, Refugees, Human-Trafficking




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Emma Pachon – Saint Joseph’s University, Bachelor of International Relations

Interests: Colombia, women’s rights, immigration and refugee crises, politics and human rights/violations