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Hannah Gill

Director

(919) 962-5453 | hgill@email.unc.edu

Hannah Gill has directed the Latino Migration Project since its inception in 2007. She is an anthropologist with a specialization in Latin American/Caribbean migration studies and the author of the book, “The Latino Migration Experience in North Carolina: New Roots in the Old North State.” She received a DPhil in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford, England. She is a native of North Carolina and an alumna of UNC Chapel Hill.    Full Bio >>
 
 
 
 
 

IMG_2037Jessica White

Research and Program Manager, Building Integrated Communities

(919) 962-2414 | JL4@email.unc.edu

Jessica White is a bilingual research professional from the Latinx-majority U.S. city of Reading, PA. She has been collaborating with local governments and foreign-born, refugee, and Hispanic/Latinx residents for research and planning since 2012. White specializes in community-directed research, program evaluation, qualitative inquiry, and communications. She holds a MPH in Community Health Sciences from Boston University and a BA in Spanish and English from Temple University, where she was a Phi Beta Kappa recipient in Hispanic Studies. White has first- and co-authored multiple peer-reviewed research publications regarding cancer survivorship and health services utilization among women and girls with minority sexual orientations.

DSC03362-001 (1)Laura Villa Torres

Bilingual Outreach Assistant, New Roots Nuevas Raíces

villal@live.unc.edu

Laura Villa Torres currently works at the Latino Migration Project as an Outreach Assistant. Laura holds a Master in Science in Public Health and is a Ph.D. candidate, both in the Department of Health Behavior at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. She studied her bachelor’s degree in Sociology at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana – Xochimilco, in Mexico City, and her current research focuses on migration, health and intersectionality.

0da4d89-1Sara Peña

Program Associate, Institute for the Study of the Americas

sarapena@unc.edu

Sara is an alumna of UNC Chapel Hill and received her M.Ed. from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and studied in Mexico and Cuba. She assists with communications, writing and disseminating information. Sara is currently a M.S. candidate for the division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, class of 2017.