Hometown: San Salvador, El Salvador
Bio: Jessica F. Chilin-Hernández is a first year student in the M.A. program, and she is originally from San Salvador, El Salvador. She currently serves as Assistant Director to Georgetown’s Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor engaging questions of workers’ rights and the future of the U.S. labor movement at Georgetown University. Prior to joining the Kalmanovitz Initiative, she worked for the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. Jessica is a 2012 graduate from the College of William & Mary. While at W&M, Jess was actively involved in the Latin-American Student Union and Muslim Student Association. At Georgetown, she actively works to support undocumented students’ academic success across the University, and she serves as a spirited mentor to the LatinX community at large.
Research Area – Substantive: Diaspora Studies, Post-Colonial Studies, Migration Studies, Latin America-Arab World Relations
Research Area – Geographic: Central America, Arab World