Gloria Monroy García
Class of 2023
Hometown: Tijuana, Mexico/ San Diego, CA
Bio: Gloria A. Monroy García was born in Tijuana, Mexico, and raised on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. She recently graduated from American University with a B.A. in International Studies with a Concentration in Global Inequality and Development and a Minor in Anthropology. While at American University, Gloria had the opportunity to intern in renowned non-profit and private organizations such as the Inter-American Dialogue, Washington Office on Latin America, International Development Group LLC. Throughout her academic experience at American University, she wrote several short articles related to the migration experiences of native Spanish-speaking first-generation immigrants in the United States, violation of indigenous rights in Brazil, and the COVID-19 health crisis in Mexico. In her senior year, Gloria wrote her senior capstone titled "Fish Tacos and Ceviche: The Role of State Assistance During COVID-19 Pandemic on Ensenada's Foodservice Industry," which paid attention to how state responses to the pandemic affect economic and social inequalities and how informal food workers respond to state abandonment. In addition, she had the opportunity to present her capstone at the Latin American Student Association's Latin American and Latinx Studies Symposium at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.
Gloria A. Monroy García is a first-year MA student at Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, where she is pursuing a Master's in Latin American Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Global Human Development. Gloria’s academic goals are to understand the inequalities amidst the rise of a globalized economy, state absence during economic and health crises, and migration trends post-COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America. When she is not studying or working, she enjoys going out for walks, cooking spicy foods, traveling, and enjoying the Washington D.C. urban scenery.
Concentration: Development and Political Economy
Research Area – Substantive: Migration, Gender, and Development; International Political Economy; Food Insecurity
Research Area – Geographic: Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and the United States