Arturo Avila, San Francisco State University
Arturo Joel Avila Zavala is a first-generation, rising senior at San Francisco State University and is majoring in political science with a minor in philosophy. Arturo has been a 3-time dean’s list recipient, is CITI certified in Human Research under requirements set by the university and is STATA and Qualtrics proficient. At SFSU, Arturo has worked on community-based learning as a data analyst with experience in advanced survey design, implementation, and presentation; they are also currently working as a research assistant for the Bay Area Research Initiative (BARI). Their research interest includes comparative analyses regarding environmental policy and the viable, sustainable implementation of environmental justice within social policy to support historically marginalized communities that have been affected by the climate crisis. Arturo hopes to uplift the voices of the Latinx and queer communities within the field by providing a focus on intersectional identity and its correlation to politics and the environment in future post graduate projects and research.