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BIMI Team

BIMI Leadership

Irene Bloemraad
Professor of Sociology
How do immigrants become incorporated into the political communities where they live? What are the consequences of their presence for politics and understandings of membership? Irene Bloemraad’s research investigates... more of Irene Bloemraad
Jasmijn Slootjes
Executive Director, BIMI
Jasmijn Slootjes is the Executive Director of BIMI and coordinates BIMI’s research projects, training programs, public engagement and grant writing. Before joining BIMI, Jasmijn worked at Google and completed her... more of Jasmijn Slootjes

BIMI Team

Nadia Almasalkhi
Policy & Communications Fellow
PhD student in Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. Before beginning graduate school, I worked as a casework intern in a refugee resettlement agency, as a legal assistant to immigration attorneys, and as... more of Nadia Almasalkhi
Esther Yoona Cho
Policy & Communications Fellow
PhD Candidate Sociology UC Berkeley Bio: My research agenda focuses on how intersectional stigmatization affects the lived experiences and identities of those in immigrant and minority communities. My current work... more of Esther Yoona Cho
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Student at UC Berkeley pursuing a degree in DataScience and Applied Mathematics and Modeling. Undergraduate research assistant at the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative.
BIMI Research Assistant (UC Santa Cruz)
Current undergraduate student at UC Santa Cruz. I helped in mapping youth organizations in Madera county as well as health clinics in Stanislaus county for the mapping spatial inequality project.
BIMI Collegium Fellow
Research interests: Maternal, Child, and Reproductive Health; Cultural Identity and Diaspora; Medical Ethnobotany
BIMI Collegium Fellow
Arnold Foda is a BIMI Collegium Fellow who contributed to data collection for the Mapping Spatial Inequality Project and helped incorporating research in undergraduate teaching as part of the Collegium Fellowship.
Undergraduate Communications & Outreach Fellow
I'm a 4th year studying Political Economy and minoring in both Public Policy & Education. As the son of two working-class immigrants, I have experienced the effects of immigration policy first hand in my family. As... more of Andrew Garcia Chavez
BIMI Collegium Fellow
I am a senior studying Sociology and a researcher at the Human Rights Investigations Lab. My experience as an immigrant has taught me the importance of developing effective policies and programs that will ensure... more of Arabi Hassan
Undergraduate Communications & Policy Fellow
I am a third-year undergraduate student from Oakland, CA with a keen interest in the public health effects of conflict, displacement, and migration. I am pursuing a BA in Global Studies with minors in Public Health and... more of Eliza Hollingsworth
BIMI Collegium Fellow
Tamara Jafar is a BIMI Collegium Fellow who contributed to data collection for the Mapping Spatial Inequality Project and helped incorporating research in undergraduate teaching as part of the Collegium Fellowship.
Data Collection Fellow
Gabriela Jauregui is a fourth-year at UC Berkeley studying Sociology and Political Economy. As the daughter of two immigrant parents, she witnessed and experienced the challenge of obtaining access to services and... more of Gabriela Jauregui
Communications Fellow
Christopher Moreno has helped with the data collection for the Mapping Spatial Inequality Project and was the BIMI undergraduate communications fellow for the academic year 2018-2019.
Data Collection Fellow
My name is Alizée Natsoulis, I'm a 4th year at UCLA studying Human Biology and Society and minoring in Geospatial Information Systems. The Mapping Spatial Inequality project merges my interest in public health and... more of Alizee Natsoulis
Sarah Oshel
BIMI Collegium Fellow
Sarah Oshel is a BIMI Collegium Fellow who contributed to data collection for the Mapping Spatial Inequality Project and helped incorporating research in undergraduate teaching as part of the Collegium Fellowship.
Undergraduate Communications and Policy Fellow
Carl graduated with a BA in Mathematics from UC Berkeley in 2019, where he also completed the Minor in Global Poverty and Practice, focusing on public policy in California. Interested in pursuing economic equity and... more of Carl Plant
Undergraduate Research Assistant
I am interested in the intersection of data analysis and the quality of life of immigrants, which includes access to basic services and their overall wellbeing. I believe that meaningful insights generated using... more of Tommy Poa
Undergraduate Communications and Policy Fellow
I am a Junior studying Sociology with a minor in Education. Growing up in the Bay Area, I am interested in the complexities of immigrant integration and the effect of immigration policies on different communities. I... more of Sydney Pon
BIMI Graduate Student Researcher - Collegium Fellowship
My research interests lie at the intersections of international migration, return migration, youth, citizenship, national identities, transnationalism, the criminalization of migrants, and the state. For my MA paper, I... more of Adriana Ramirez
BIMI Collegium Fellow
Hello! My name is Angelica Rodriguez, and I am a fourth-year political science student. As the daughter of two immigrant farmworkers, I have always been interested in immigration and immigrant rights. It is my hope to... more of Angelica Rodriguez
Data Collection Fellow
Hi! I am a third-year Sociology major. Being raised in a household of immigrants, I saw the struggle that my family endured in order to strive forward due to lack of information and resources. Through the Mapping... more of Aaron Solorio

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