Thank you for visiting. I am Josefina, a current doctoral student in the department of sociology at UCLA. My research is about how immigration influences the lives and deaths of individuals in the United States.

The first line of my work explores the experiences of immigrant youth in high school and college. A second line of work explores older-age economic outcomes by immigration status. I aim to bridge the immigration and life course literatures. My work is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. For fun, I enjoy dancing salsa/bachata and playing soccer with my ten-year old brother.