Adriana is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology and Fellow at the Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration (RITM). She is broadly interested in questions at the intersection of race/ethnicity, immigration and social stratification. In particular, her research examines the incorporation of immigrants in the U.S. across three main areas: (1) perceptions of belonging and formation of ethnic categories, (2) public attitudes towards immigrants, and (3) educational inequality.
A first-generation college graduate from Los Angeles, Adriana received her B.A. in sociology with a minor in Chicano/a-Latino/a Studies from Pitzer College. She is a recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program (MMUF).