Research Associates

Office Manager


R. Blake Brenneman

Business with a specialization in Marketing – George Mason University


Research Associates


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 – Rice University, Master of Global Affairs, Bachelor of 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






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

Interests: Colombia, Women’s Rights, Immigration and Refugee Crises, Politics and Human Rights/Violations




Blake Burdge – George Washington University, Bachelor of International Affairs and Latin American and Hemispheric Studies

Interests: Colombia, Venezuela, Cuba, Organization of American States





Martina Guglielmone – George Washington University, Master in Sociology

Interests: Cuba, Venezuela, Argentina, Immigration to U.S., Latin American International Relations, Social Movements





Liam Timmons – George Mason University, Bachelor of Government and International Politics

Interests: Economic Development, Trade, Agriculture





Laura Schroeder – Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, Master in International Policy and Development

Interests: Human Rights, Colombia, Migration, Labor Rights, Gender, Human Security





Jack Pannell – University of Warwick, History B.A.

Interests: Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, Labour movements, Women’s Rights






Madeline Asta – University of California Santa Barbara, Global Studies and Economics B.A.

Interests: Brazil, Economic Development, Politics, Environmental Politics