Kristen Martinez-Gugerli is the Venezuela Program Assistant at WOLA, where she conducts research, facilitates congressional outreach, and provides support for the Venezuela program.
Her areas of interest include migration, minority rights, and U.S. policy towards Latin America. Kristen graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in spring of 2019 with a research-based BPhil degree in International Studies and a B.A. in Political Science, along with minors in Spanish, Quechua, and Religious Studies, and a Certificate in Latin American Studies. While at the University of Pittsburgh, Kristen studied abroad in Peru and conducted independent field research in Mexico. She also interned for two years at her university’s Center for Latin American Studies, through which she conducted research and wrote articles relating to Latin American politics and society for an online publication, Panoramas.