Project Consultant, Global Migration Education Initiative
Alana Rodriguez earned an MA in Latin American studies and an MPH in epidemiology from San Diego State University (SDSU). She also holds a BA in international business from SDSU and a Licenciatura en Negocios Internacionales from Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara.
Her research interests lie in sexual and reproductive health disparities among rural adolescents and young women in Oaxaca and among men and women in Cuba, Indigenous worldviews related to health and sexuality, and Cuban reproductive health care policy and practice. Her thesis research was compiled over two summers in Havana, Cuba, and looks at declining fertility rates in Cuba and in particular, the impact of Cuba’s socialist policies on reproductive choice and family planning.
Alana works with the LACS team on the Global Migration Education Initiative, a partnership between the University of Michigan and San Diego State University that aims to provide K-12 educators with opportunities to better understand global migration flows and inclusive strategies for teaching this content in the classroom.