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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 Collegium Fellow
Current undergraduate student at UC Santa Cruz. I helped in mapping youth organizations in Madera county as well as health clinics in Stanislaus county.
BIMI Collegium Fellow
Research interests: Maternal, Child, and Reproductive Health; Cultural Identity and Diaspora; Medical Ethnobotany
BIMI Collegium Fellow
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 Research Assistant
Research assistant for BIMI's Mapping Spatial Inequality project.
Sarah Oshel
BIMI Collegium Fellow
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
BIMI Collegium Fellow
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

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