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Andrea Flores

Andrea Flores

Born in Waukegan, IL y con raíces en El Estado de México, my life has always straddled between borders and trying to make sense of my disposition. In efforts to understand my life, and that of my parents who sacrificed everything to be in this country, I studied Sociology during my undergraduate years at Stanford, learning about disparities in American cities, educational disenfranchisement, and changing immigration demographics. Along with this course of study, I pursued a double major in Chicanx-Latinx studies, learning more about Latinos within the U.S. context. All this said, I felt like there was a big part missing in my intellect: understanding Latin America. Despite my visits to Ecuador and Mexico, and seeing huge inequities there, I still didn't have the knowledge to understand why Latin America came to be what it is today. I am looking forward to finishing my Master's with the help of the CLAS staff and my cohort, and of course the support of friends and family, focusing on understanding colonialism through a transnational and generation migratory lens.