Victoria Ylizaliturri is a College of Letters & Science Honors rising senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from Monterrey, Mexico. She is currently pursuing a BA in Political Science and Honors Sociology, with a Concentration in Analysis and Research (CAR). As a quantitative research assistant for the Justice Lab of America, Victoria contributes to their mission of understanding U.S. punitive systems and reducing social, economic, and health disparities through advancing research. Recently, she presented a poster of a co-authored working paper at the Population Association of America (PAA) 2023, which explored the rise of immigration detention in the United States and examined issues of immigrant mobility and local and federal immigration policy.
In addition, she serves as a clinical student at the University of Wisconsin-Law School Family Court Clinic, where she provides legal assistance and assists in full representation cases under the guidance of experienced lawyers and clinical faculty. Victoria is also a qualitative research assistant for the Poehlmann Lab, which studies family and child well-being for justice-involved families. She is passionate about helping incarcerated parents better connect with their children through literacy and raising awareness of the importance of their connection.
Upon completing her undergraduate degree, Victoria plans to pursue a JD/Ph.D. in Sociology. She is particularly interested in studying immigration and family well-being, legal research, and public policy. Victoria will be assisting Postdoctoral Fellow Hardeep Dhillon with her research on the exclusion of South Asian immigrants in the United States.