We’re proud to announce our 2023 Latina Leader Fellows! After a successful pilot program last year, we are continuing the fellowship program, which provides training, professional development, and networking opportunities for Latina women pursuing careers in research and/or policy advocacy. This year, we’re matching ten mentors with ten paid fellows -details below. The fellows represent eight states with interests ranging from immigration issues to folkloric, from bodily autonomy to Bad Bunny. They are completing research and policy projects this summer to kick-start their careers.
Tatiana Nuñez is a rising senior at Arizona State University majoring in Justice Studies with a minor in Transborder Studies.
Tamara Antunes is currently in the first year of three years at the Master’s of Social Work at the Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.
Marisol Garcia is graduating in May 2023 from Trinity College with a graduate degree in Public Policy, where she also completed her undergraduate degree in Public Policy and Law.
Karen Delgado-Villanueva (she/her/ella) is a rising senior majoring in Political Science, with a double minor in Leadership and Chicano Latino Studies at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
Yolanda Lucero (aka Yoli) is a proud Chicana, Mexicana Americana, Pocha, Brown Mujer from Albuquerque NM. She has a BA in Political Science and Chicana/o Latino Studies.
Diana is a third-year Ph.D. student in Borderlands History at the University of Texas at El Paso. Her experience as a Chicana Transfronteriza born in El Paso and raised in Ciudad Juárez impact her formation as a scholar.
Rebecca Angela Ruiz
Rebecca Angela Ruiz (she/they) is a first-year Ph.D. student at UC Irvine’s Criminology, Law & Society department. Their research interests include immigration, human trafficking
(labor and sex), critical criminology, media, public opinion, and theory testing.
A first-generation college student and a 3rd year Ph.D. student in the College of Social Work at The Ohio State University, Yeliani Flores was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA before moving to the Midwest.
Thaily Guzman-Jimenez will be graduating in May from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Gender and Women studies and a minor in Ethnic Studies.
Veronica Valencia Gonzalez
Veronica Valencia Gonzalez is the eldest of six children born to Liduvina and Salvador Gonzalez, who immigrated from Mexico and worked as agricultural laborers in California.
Dr. Irasema Coronado
Director and Professor
School of Transborder Studies at Arizona State University
Dr. Kathryn Thomas
Clinical Lecturer in Law and Associate Research Scholar
Yale Law School’s Justice Collaboratory and Yale School of Medicine’s SEICHE Center for Health and Justice
Violence Intervention Program (VIP)
Director of Policy and Community Building
Los Angeles LGBT Center
Dr. Maria Corona
Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV)
Kevin Swartout, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Public Health and Co-director of Graduate Studies
Georgia State University
Chiara Sabina, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in the Department of Women and Gender Studies
Alondra D. Garza, Ph.D.
Department of Criminal Justice, University of Central Florida
Susana Mariscal, Ph.D., MSW
Associate Professor of Social Work
Rebecca Fix, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health