Meet Daisy Vera, 2019 Fund for Latino Scholarship Recipient

Daisy Vera is a doctoral student in the political science department at UCLA focusing on immigrant political representation and participation. She graduated from UC Irvine in 2017 with a BA in political science and Chicano/Latino studies. Her current work studies how immigrant-serving organizations mediate the representation process for undocumented immigrant constituents across states and localities. Daisy’s previous research has examined the impact of institutional practices that support educational equity for undocumented immigrant college students and the legislative process and implementation of state-level immigrant policies. She is currently a senior research fellow at the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative conducting research on the topics of Latino representation and voting rights. Daisy is a recipient of the Ford Predoctoral Fellowship, 2018 APSA Minority Fellowship and the Eugene V. Cota-Robles fellowship from UCLA. The Fund for Latino Scholarship will allow her to continue data collection efforts for her project on the role of immigrant-serving organizations’ advocacy efforts on legislative behavior and policy outcomes.

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