MA, International Affairs, Columbia University, 1989
BA, Sociology, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1985
Specialities:  Political science, history, sociology, economics, culture, business, art, film
Bilingual English/Spanish

Past Employment

Consultant, World Bank; author of country development reports, Sudan; book chapters on African development.
Consultant, DSG International; author of program evaluation reports, juvenile justice.
Consultant, National Public Radio; author, 500-page annual profile of listener audience.
Consultant, American Imigration Council; author of policy papers on immigration reform issues.
Research Associate, Catholic University; numerous studies of immigration/impact on US churches; book chapter.. 
Research Associate, Georgetown University; director of conferences and grant-making on immigration.
Program Evaluator, US. General Accounting Office; detailed reviews of foreign aid and security programs in Latin America


  • Widely published freelance writer (Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, Huffington Post, Guardian, Politico).
  • Highly trained social scientist, with expertise in quantitative and qualitative survey research
  • Recognized media analyst/commentator on major US domestic and foreign policy issues, including immigration and Latino affairs    
  • Small business founder and manager; Puentes & Associates (1999-2005)
  • Op-ed columnist                                             ·  
  • Book author/ghost writer. 8 Unbreakable Rules for Small Business Success, 2013. 
  • Written 300+ college essays, research papers, dissertation proposals, and personal statements to date


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