Daniela Carrillo is originally from Chicago Heights, IL, and graduated with a BA in Sociology and French Literature from Pomona College in 2010. For her Master’s research, she analyzed the Trajectories and Origins survey in France, and she found that exclusion, and more specifically religious exclusion, hinders citizenship behavior.
Her dissertation research focuses back to the United States, where she explores how Spanish-speaking immigrants use their networks to navigate social services in a suburban versus urban sphere. She combines in-depth interviews and participant observation for this study. For the past two years, she served as a Graduate Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues.