Born and raised in Union City, New Jersey, Andres graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2018 with a B.A. in English, Creative Writing. He describes his hometown as the microcosm of Latin America, where every nationality and culture is represented. He seeks to study the Latin-American and African-American experience in the United States as well as their diasporas. As the first in his family to attend college, Andres was involved in the First-Generation Student Union, a student led organization to help low-income and first-generation students at USC. He also studied abroad at the University of Cambridge where he found a passion for research and studying topics such as poverty, inequality, discrimination, and exploitation. His research interests include Latin-American history, Mexican-American history, African-American history, the civil rights movement, revolutions, and 1960s America. Andres plans to pursue an M.A. in African-American History, Latin-American History and a Ph.D. in Latin American History.
Updated May 2019