Mentor: Dr. Ieva Jusionyte
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
"To help the community and advance research on the topic of immigration."
- Civil Rights
- Civic Leadership 2015
- Hispanic Heritage Scholarship 2014
Hobbies and Interests
Access to Emergency Care by Undocumented Immigrants
I will work with Dr. Jusionyte (Anthropology/LAS) on her research project "We Walk Where the Devil Dances": Security and Rescue on the U.S.-Mexico Border, which documents the lived experiences of first responders - emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics - on the U.S Southwest border in Arizona. The project is framed in terms of two central questions: (1) How does security buildup shape the work and life of prehospital emergency responders on the U.S.-Mexico border? (2) How does the lived experience of security buildup on the U.S.-Mexico border impact on first responders' role as frontline state actors?