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Katherine Quiroa

Class of 2024



Katherine Quiroa was born and raised in Chicago by Mexican and Guatemalan parents. As a first-generation student, she received her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago, majoring in Latin American and Latino Studies with a minor in Political Science. Katherine’s undergraduate research examined gendered migration. Specifically, it focused on how Latin American migrant women workers fared in their migration experience and their lived experiences as undocumented Latinas navigating the informal labor market in the U.S. while simultaneously being disenfranchised due to systemic oppression, interlocking oppression, immigration laws, and labor conditions. Katherine hopes to further explore this topic during her Master’s program, as well as other topics related to disenfranchised and marginalized populations in Latin America and beyond.