Jenny Villatoro serves as Associate at the Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative. In this role, she supports work in the Blueprint for Opportunity (domestic economic policy), North American Competitiveness, Immigration, and Central America Prosperity Project programs.
In her undergrad, Ms. Villatoro was a “Delegada” or delegate, for the University of Texas at Dallas Center for U.S./Latin American Initiatives (CUSLAI) which promotes research and educational initiatives in Latin American studies, and works to strengthen the intellectual and cultural connections between students and faculty at UT Dallas and their Latin American counterparts.
Ms. Villatoro has a B.A. from the University of Texas at Dallas in International Political Economy (IPE) with an area focus on Latin America and is currently pursuing her masters at UTD, also in IPE, with a focus on development in Latin America.