M.A. Latin American Studies; M.P.H. Public Health Policy and Management
Jazmin Gonzalez is a dual degree master's student in Latin American Studies and Public Health program. Her main academic concentrations are Transnationalism, Borders, Migration, Health Policy and Management. As a first generation student she earned her bachelors of arts in Anthropology from Central Washington University. Her studies in anthropology have created opportunities for her to conduct research funded by the National Science Foundation in the coastal region of Mexico and visual anthropology in the Yakima Valley of Washington State. Her academic work, articulated at the intersection of environment, anthropology, and health reflects on the historical and contemporary realities constructed by humans and non-humans. Her most recent academic publication focuses on the narratives of vast majority of the labor required to ‘train,’ grow, and harvest hops vines, performed by Mexican farm workers, who interact daily with industrial machinery, entitled “The Social Mechanics of Hop Production: The Relationships Between People and Machines in the Yakima Valley Hops Fields”. After her undergraduate studies, she worked alongside Latin American Consulates and funeral homes in Washington State. Her current research interests include perceptions of death, transnational policy and practice, border justice, environmental & health advocacy. While completing her graduate studies she is also working for the Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) for Indigenous and Afro-descent Women from Latin America.