Cesar Vargas Nunez is a PhD candidate in the department of political science at Stanford University. His research sits at the intersection of political science, public health, and sociology. In his dissertation, he focuses on understanding the political determinants of immigrants’ access to healthcare, the conditions under which citizens are willing to extend access to government healthcare programs, and the strategies that undocumented immigrants use to navigate healthcare exclusion. He obtained his B.A. in political science from Pitzer College and received a Fulbright Research grant in 2014-2015 to investigate healthcare inequities in Spain. Cesar will be a Ford Dissertation Fellow in the 2022-2023 academic year. The Latino Fund will enable him to attend the 2022 APSA conference.