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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
Graduate Student
My professional interest in immigration stems from my personal experience of arriving to the United States as a political refugee. Thus far, I worked on examining the experiences of Roma refugees in Canada. I also... more of Boroka Bo
Ph.D Candidate, Sociology
I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, working at the interface of migration, gender, and development. My dissertation uses ethnographic methods to examine Indonesian guest... more of Andy Chang
Laura Chen
Graduate Student and Organizer of MRPG @ Berkeley
Research interests in displacement and post-conflict reconstruction; refugee resettlement; integration and economic/social participation
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
Undergraduate Research Fellow
I am a fourth year Legal Studies and Ethnic Studies double major at the University of California, Berkeley. As a Haas Scholar and Marco Antonio Firebaugh Scholar, I am conducting my own independent research project that... more of Saida Cornejo
PhD Candidate
I study the intersection of climate and migration. Specifically, I analyze the role that drought plays in the displacement of people from Central America's Dry Corridor and how coastal communities globally are likely to... more of Nicholas Depsky
Douglas Epps
Interdisciplinary Immigration Workshop member
Douglas Epps is a doctoral student at the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Social Welfare. He holds a dual bachelor’s degree in psychology and social welfare (magna cum laude) and a Master of Social Work... more of Douglas Epps
Rebecca C. Franklin
PhD Candidate, University of California, San Diego
Skilled and high-tech migration, diversity and the workforce, inter-ethnic relations.
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Graduate Student Researcher
Therese earned her bachelor’s degree in History from UCLA, her MPA from USC’s Price School of Public Policy, and she is currently finishing up her second Master’s degree in Global Studies at Cal. Therese has worked in... more of Therese Nicole Franklin
Undergraduate Communications & Outreach Fellow
Andrew Chavez worked as a Communication and Outreach Fellow at BIMI in the Summer and Fall of 2020. He is a 4th year studying Political Economy and minoring in both Public Policy & Education. As the son of two... more of Andrew Garcia Chavez
Ph.D Candidate, Sociology
Based on a mixed-method approach, my dissertation explores the effects of legal status for Mexican older adult immigrants in the U.S. and return migrants to Mexico. In particular, this research focuses on the factors... more of Isabel García Valdivia
Undergraduate Researcher
Mehnaz is a 3rd year student studying Political Science with a minor in Public Policy. She is from Elk Grove, California, where she developed a profound appreciation for the rich culture of the Punjabi migrant community... more of Mehnaz Grewal
Ph.D Student, Health Policy
Alein Y. Haro, MPH, is a doctoral student in Health Policy - Population Health Sciences at UC Berkeley. Alein’s research examines the association between policies and health disparities among immigrant communities and... more of Alein Y. Haro
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 Communications & Policy Fellow Summer 2019
Eliza Hollingsworth worked as an Undergraduate Research Fellow for BIMI during the 2019 Summer semester working on writing a policy brief about Immigrants' access to services in the Bay Area. Eliza is a third-year... more of Eliza Hollingsworth
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
Data Collection Fellow 2019
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
Jae Yeon Kim
Interdisciplinary Immigration Workshop member
Ph.D. candidate Political Science UC Berkeley Bio: I study race, ethnicity, and politics, American political development, and comparative political behavior. My research focuses on what brings minority groups... more of Jae Yeon Kim
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
Antonia Mardones Marshall
Interdisciplinary Immigration Workshop member
PhD Student/GSI Sociology UC Berkeley I am interested in the intersection between international migration, racial and ethnic constructions, and national identities. My work is mostly focused on Latin America. For... more of Antonia Mardones Marshall
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Before 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.-Mexico... more of Chelsea Muir
Undergraduate Communications and Policy Fellow
Nina Narahari is a current third-year student at UC Berkeley double majoring in Political Science and History. After taking Prof. Bloemraad’s sociology class, Nina became interested in immigration policy and researching... more of Nina Narahari
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
PhD Student
My research interests include the political incorporation of immigrants, the effects of interior immigration enforcement policy, and racial dynamics between different minority groups in the U.S. Within these topics, I... more of Stephanie Peng
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Graduate Student Researcher
Stephanie is a Political Science PhD Student at UC Berkeley. Her interests include the partisan polarization of immigration policy and immigration courts, as well the determinants of voting behavior among... more of Stephanie Peng
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
Ph.D Candidate, Sociology
I am a 6th-year Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at UC Berkeley, with my current research focusing on the intersection of business, politics, migration and human rights, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. I do my... more of Michelle Phillips
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
I major in 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 communities. I... more of Sydney Pon
Undergraduate Communications and Policy Fellow
Salomé is a recent graduate from UC Berkeley with a double major in Global Studies & Spanish. She has worked at BIMI in various capacities: as a research assistant mapping immigrant services, as a mentor to students... more of Salomé Ragot
BIMI Graduate Student Researcher - Collegium Fellowship 2019
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
D-Lab Fellow
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 Collegium Fellow 2019
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
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
PhD Student, Jurisprudence & Social Policy
Zabdi is a second-year JSP student and is generally interested in immigration. She has conducted research on the experiences of central-American migrants in Texas and female Latin-American domestic workers in Spain. Her... more of Zabdi Salazar
Joel Sati
Former member Interdisciplinary Immigration Workshop
Graduate Student Jurisprudence and Social Policy UC Berkeley Bio: My research interests are in law and philosophy. I focus on social epistemology, noncitizenship, and immigration.
Data Collection Fellow 2019
Aaron Solorio worked as an undergraduate student research fellow at BIMI in 2019 working on the Mapping Spatial Inequality Project. He is a third-year Sociology major. Being raised in a household of immigrants, he saw... more of Aaron Solorio
Soazic Elise Wang Sonne
World Bank Africa Fellow/ Fragility, Conflict and Violence Group
When I was a teenager, I remember how devastated I became when I saw a homeless Chadian family with little children, coming from the far north part of the country and begging for a shelter in a cold morning in Yaounde,... more of Soazic Elise Wang Sonne
Luis Tenorio
Interdisciplinary Immigration Workshop member
Doctoral Student Sociology UC Berkeley Bio: Mr. Tenorio's research interests broadly include: children/youth, social policy, immigration, and economic sociology. Currently, Mr. Tenorio is working on a study of... more of Luis Tenorio
PhD Student, Jurisprudence & Social Policy
Drawing on social movements literature on oppositional consciousness and law and society scholarship on legal consciousness, my dissertation combines ethnographic and interview methods to study how Central... more of Pauline White Meeusen
Undergraduate Research Fellow
Dewi Zarni graduated from UC Berkeley in December 2021, where she majored in American Studies with a concentration in Race, Migration, and the Carceral State. Dewi was exposed to the complexities of the immigration... more of Dewi Zarni

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