Grecia Preito Colon
Graduate Student Program Assistant
Hometown: Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Bio: Having moved to the United States in 2014 from Puerto Rico, I have academically developed in the United States. I graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a Bachelor’s in Political Science. As part of this University’s Bi-College consortium, I was able to earn a second Bachelor’s degree in History, concentrating in Latin America, at Haverford College. Throughout my undergraduate career, I undertook several internships relating to governance, law, and civil rights. I have volunteered for political parties both in the United States and Puerto Rico, have interned at the Puerto Rican Senate, and worked as a paralegal for the ABolitionist Law Center based in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.
My research interests include 21st century democratic development and regional integration in the Caribbean as well as foreign policy development in Puerto Rico as a non-sovereign nation. I chose to study at Georgetown to understand the logic behind regional cooperation and national politics in the region. Specifically, I hope to understand the rupture between Puerto Rico and the Latin American region in the 21st century, especially as it pertains to the status question. After my Masters, I am planning to continue my studies either by getting a PhD in Latin American Studies or earn a law degree.
Concentration: Governance and Leadership
Research Area – Substantive: Democracy, US-Latin American Relations, Social Development, Regional Integration, and Political Stability
Research Area – Geographic: Puerto Rico and the Caribbean