Dr. Veronica Terriquez is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University California Santa Cruz. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology at UCLA, her Masters degree in Education at UC Berkeley, and her B.A. in Sociology at Harvard University. Her research focuses on immigrant integration, youth transitions to adulthood, civic engagement, and social inequality. Dr. Terriquez is the principal investigator of the California Young Adult Study, Youth Leadership and Health Study, and the Young Voter Engagement Study. Informed by over two decades of connections to social justice movements in California, much of her research has implications for policies affecting immigrant and racially diverse low-income communities in the United States.