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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
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
BIMI Communications Fellow
Morelia Chihuaque is currently a third year majoring in Political Science at UC Berkeley. Morelia' s main interests are human rights and immigration rights as a daughter to immigrants. She has witnessed the barriers and... more of Morelia Chihuaque
BIMI Fellow
My name is Luis Hassan Gallardo, and I'm an undergraduate-DACA student at UC Berkeley, majoring in political science and ethnic studies. After graduation, I hope to continue my research to explore how salient identities... more of Luis Hassan Gallardo
Undergraduate Research Fellow
A Dual Degree student between Sciences Po Paris and UC Berkeley, Jasdeep has always drawn from his identity as a member of the Southeast Asian Sikh diaspora. Interested in questions of identity and ensuring equitable... more of Jasdeep Singh Hundal
Undergraduate Research Fellow
Luna Kohut is a current third-year student at UC Berkeley double majoring in Global Studies and Sociology. She has a keen interest on understanding the politics of immigration law as well as the cross sections between... more of Luna Kohut
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Policy & Communications Fellow
Before coming to graduate school, I worked as a Princeton in Latin America Fellow in a Haitian migrant community in the Dominican Republic. As a undergraduate at Pomona College, I researched militarization of the U.S.-... more of Chelsea Muir
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
Undergraduate Research Fellow
Jaqueline Perez Verdin is a recent UC Berkeley graduate having majored in Public Health and minoring in in Global Poverty & Practice. Growing up in a border city and as a first generation Latinx student, Jackie... more of Jaqueline Perez Verdin
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 Communications and Policy Fellow
I am a Junior studying Sociology with minors in Education and Public Policy. Growing up in the Bay Area, I've witnessed the complexities of immigrant integration and the effect of immigration policies on marginalized... more of Sydney Pon
Data Analyst & PhD Student
Cheng Ren is a current Ph.D. student in Social Welfare and Designated Emphasis in Computational and Data Science and Engineering Program. He is interested in immigration due to his own migration experience. Cheng Ren 's... more of Cheng Ren
BIMI Undergraduate Research Fellow
Brisa Rodriguez is a current third-year undergraduate student at UC Berkeley, majoring in both Psychology and Legal Studies. From a young age, she witnessed the barriers her two immigrant parents faced due to the lack... more of Brisa Rodriguez
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Graduate Student Researcher
I am a Graduate Student Research Assistant on BIMI's Mapping Spatial Inequality Project. I am interested in spatial patterns of health inequality and mortality. My primary research fields include spatial demography and... more of Ethan Roubenoff
Undergraduate Research Fellow
Dewi Zarni is a fourth-year UC Berkeley student majoring in American Studies with a concentration in Migration. Dewi was exposed to the complexities of the immigration process and its impact on families through her... more of Dewi Zarni

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