Where did you go for undergrad and what did you major in?
BS in Sociology and MUP in Urban Planning, both from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
My research concerns the impact of immigration in new destinations in the US. I examine how growing ethnic and racial diversity in the Midwest is understood and utilized by cities that have seen a significant increase in immigration. I also look at the community development efforts of immigrant community based organizations. Through this research we can better understand how immigrants get integrated socially and politically, which immigrant populations get incorporated, and which are marginalized.