Lucia received her B.A. with honors from Stanford, double majoring in History and Iberian and Latin American Cultures. She focused her studies on 20th century U.S. history and post-1960s Latin American history and literature. Lucia’s academic interests include international human rights, transnational migration, and U.S.-Latin America relations.
While at Stanford, Lucia narrowed her interests in understanding how legal aid and policy work can best be directed in defense of minority communities in the U.S. and abroad. She has worked primarily with agencies geared at addressing education, health, and legal disparities in minority and low-income communities in the United States.
As a graduate student, Lucia will continue to expand her knowledge of Latin American history and politics, and looks forward to conducting more research on the underlying causes of violent crime and poverty in the United States and developing countries.