About Alex McAnarney
Alex is a graduate student at the University of Chicago's Latin American Studies Program. As part of her field research, she lived at a migrant shelter along the Mexico-Guatemala border. Before studying at the University of Chicago, she worked as a Communications Coordinator at the Florida Immigrant Coalition and as an HIV/AIDS Journalist in South Florida. A native of El Salvador and former resident of Mexico City, her work focuses on migration, youth, gangs, and health.